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Pecan Sandies

Our favorite secret ingredient for baking, Kashmiri Garam Masala, infuses these cookies with subtle flavor in every bite. The cookies have a delightful texture that falls apart in your mouth and not on the plate …

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Northwest Original Easy Party Dips

Perfect for snacking or for parties, these yogurt dips are easy to make and keep well in the fridge for up to a week. One container of plain Greek yogurt and 2-3 tablespoons of spice …

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The Day After: Turkey in Mole Olé Sauce

November 23rd. The morning after. As the food coma fades, we find ourselves fridge-gazing at the thought of any more mashed potatoes. The traditional flavors of the season have begun to seem dull and we …

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Besar Candied Yams

Orange juice and our Besar spice blend are delicious additions to classic candied yams. This bright and colorful side dish is simple to prepare and full of festive flavors. Don’t get me wrong, I love marshmallows …

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Besar Cranberry Chutney

The rich and toasty taste of our Besar blend makes an ideal complement for the pop of fresh cranberry in this exotic twist on a holiday classic. Candied ginger and dried apricots round out the …

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Curried Roasted Cauliflower

Here at World Spice Merchants, we have some “tried and true” cookbooks that we can’t do without. This recipe for Curried Roasted Cauliflower comes from The Side Dish Handbook by Tori Ritchie, our November Cookbook Club …

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Better Together: Shawarma Mustard & Harissa Ketchup

Whip up some spiced condiments for an amazing flavor boost! It’s as easy as one… two… that’s it! There’s not even a three. Just mix 1 tablespoon of spice into 8 ounces of your favorite …

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Dawn’s Apple Cranberry Pie

This is not your average apple pie. Infused with cranberries and currants soaked in fragrant liqueur and seasoned with Ras el Hanout, Dawn’s apple cranberry pie takes an All-American classic for a spin. The seasonal …

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Pumpkin Pie with Apple Butter & Candied Ginger Streusel

This is spiced pumpkin pie is one to love! It’s more than minimalist but doesn’t try too hard, pleasing both those who love the time honored classic versions and those who want something a little …

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Rabbit in a Clay Pot

Our October Cookbook Club selection is Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking by Portland chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales. Her acclaimed Portland restaurant Kachka celebrates the vivid world of Russian cuisine, with an emphasis on locally sourced …

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Chow Fun – lemongrass sausage, pea vines, mint

Our September Cookbook Club selection is from James Beard Best Chef-nominee Rachel Yang, who with her husband, Seif Chirchi, owns three restaurants in Seattle (Joule, Trove, and Revel) and one in Portland (Revelry). My Rice …

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Raw “Couscous” Cauliflower with Almonds, Dried Cherries, and Sumac

We’re excited to do a Pacific Northwest cookbook for our August Cookbook Club Selection, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables.  Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award Best Book in Vegetable-Focused Cooking and topping many …

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Cheddar Cheese Coins

Appetizers aren’t just for parties and gatherings. Whether you just want some snacks for watching tv or something to nibble on while catching up on that novel, this is the cookbook for you. The experts …

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Cascade Mushroom Mash

These amazing mushroom mashed potatoes are our latest secret ingredient revelation! Infused with Cascade Mushroom Mix, the addition of just one seasoning takes these mashed potatoes from super to spectacular. It’s easy, too! Just sprinkle …

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Warm Winter Sangria

Spiced wine? Mulled cider? We say “choose both” with this Warm Winter Sangria. Mulled wine alone can be too harsh, and mulled cider too sweet. Put them together with a touch of honey and orange, …

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Gingerbread

This is a stout gingerbread. Literally! Rich molasses and stout beer perfectly complement the ginger and aromatic spices in this moist, delicious gingerbread. We utilized Kashmiri Garam Masala for the supporting role in this recipe, which …

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Beef and Bean Taquitos with Avocado Sauce

‘Tis the season for hosting parties. While sometimes that can be a bit stressful, the experts at Cook’s Illustrated have come out with this book of 75 “only the best” appetizer recipes to reduce some …

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Baked Crab Dip with Crostini

Whether you want to have a few friends over to watch a football game or movie, or you want to celebrate a holiday, you’re going to need a few things to nosh on. Make the …

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Pink Peppercorn and Ginger Poached Pears

Here’s a show-stopping dessert from from My Two Souths and Chef Asha Gomez. Based on her love of pears here in the US, this gorgeous Pink Peppercorn and Ginger Poached Pears recipe had us eagerly awaiting …

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Down South Goat Biryani

From My Two Souths and Chef Asha Gomez, we get this stunning recipe for Down South Goat Biryani.  With her love of Deep-South cooking as well as her southern Indian roots, this recipe is sure to …

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Southern-Style Pork Vindaloo and Green Bean Verakka with Cardamom Cornbread

If you’ve never had vindaloo, you don’t know what you’re missing. From My Two Souths and Chef Asha Gomez, we get this recipe for a Southern-Style Pork Vindaloo and Green Bean Verakka with Cardamom Cornbread. Tangy, …

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Summer Squash Soup

Summer squash soup? What a revelation! This soup is light and lemony, with a delightful range of flavors from our Emerald City Seasoning. Lemon thyme and chives are paired with pink and green  peppercorn for …

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Smoky Hazelnut Chocolate Cookies

From My Two Souths and Chef Asha Gomez, we get this recipe for Smoky Hazelnut Chocolate Cookies. Her singular recipes are rooted in her love of Deep-South cooking, as well as the Southern Indian flavors of …

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“Portuguese” Barbecued Clams

We love this recipe from The Adventures of Fat Rice, the July 2017 Cookbook Club Selection of the Month. With a sauce that can be prepared weeks ahead of time and stored until needed, this …

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Compound Butter with Seasoning Salt

I love the flavor trinity of corn + butter + salt, so when we set out to showcase our new Global Grill: Seasoning Salt Set, this recipe for compound butter immediately popped to mind. It is …

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Chocolate Chili Chess Pie with Liquored Pie Dough

When Heather Earnhardt opened her tiny cafe, The Wandering Goose, in Seattle, she added a little bit of Southern charm and comfort to the city. From her childhood in the South with her close-knit family …

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Chimichurri screams SUMMER FOOD!

Our Chimichurri Spice combines a whole lot of flavors. The almost apricot flavor of aji mirasol chiles, the peppery sweetness of guajillo and New Mexico chiles, and the earthiness of oregano, cumin and bay make …

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Bread & Butter Pickles

Growing up in the South, Heather Earnhardt used to help her Granny in the kitchen whenever she would can, pickle or preserve fruit and vegetables in the summer. Big Food Big Love: Down Home Southern Cooking …

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Big Love Buttermilk Fried Chicken

When Heather Earnhardt opened her tiny cafe, The Wandering Goose, in Seattle, she added a little bit of Southern charm and comfort to the city. From her childhood in the South with her close-knit family …

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Thackeray Ethiopian-Spiced Fried Chicken

A while back, we stopped for lunch at Thackeray and had a meal that totally blew us away. The lamb shawarma and Spanish prawn bowl were both fantastic, but the highlight for us was the Ethiopian-spiced fried …

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Voodoo Bloody Mary

Make your next pitcher of Bloody Mary’s with a little Voodoo….or a lot! We gave this favorite beverage a Gulf coast makeover complete with a pickled okra garnish for a recent Cajun & Creole flavor party. …

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Creole Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are always a crowd pleaser, even more so when you make them with a twist. Enter our Creole Deviled Eggs. This version is anything but ordinary, packed with flavor from Creole classics and …

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Blackened Shrimp Bites

Shrimp & grits comes in many forms, and they are all good! This version starts with polenta squares dotted with fresh thyme and layers on sauteéd collard greens with blackened shrimp on top. This recipe …

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Tellicherry Buttermilk Biscuits

I drew inspiration for these Tellicherry buttermilk biscuits from our September cookbook club selection, My Two Souths by Asha Gomez. This enchanting cookbook is a delightful collection of recipes blending culinary traditions from Southern India and …

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GG’s Stewed Tomato Casserole

, When it comes to a holiday spread, sometimes it’s the sides that make the meal. Passed down from Great Grandma, kids and adults alike love this delicious recipe for stewed tomato casserole.The table just …

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Hahn Family Sweet Treats

No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without the desserts. Pumpkin pie is par for the course, where sweet treats are concerned, but few folks stop there. Every family has their own unique preferences, and this …

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Alison’s Cranberry Chutney

This cranberry chutney is a cheerful and tasty delight. For anyone who remembers fondly the childhood thrill of a colorful canned fruit cocktail, get ready to re-live it. The chutney is easy to make and …

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

This fall roasted cauliflower soup will certainly grace our table more than once this season. It fills the need for belly-warming comfort without being too heavy, reminding us that summer is just barely over and …

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Fin & Feather Turkey

Hands up if you’ve made a barbecue turkey? I’ve been cooking our holiday bird on the grill for years now and its finally time to share it! The routine varies a little from year to …

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Brining Basics

Every year, as we head into the holiday season, people begin to ask us about brining their turkeys. Is it worth the extra hassle? Does it really lead to a juicier bird? Well, we’re happy …

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