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Pickle Jar

It’s easy to fall in love with a delicious recipe, and doubly so when that recipe is versatile and easy to make. Such is the case with this recipe for a mixed pickle jar, which …

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Fresh Herb Falafel

When we sat down to begin planning for next month’s World Spice Cookbook Club, this recipe immediately jumped off the page as one we had to try.  Truly well executed falafel is a revelation to …

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Summer Vegetable Pasta Bake

For family reunions and other large gatherings, this Greek-inspired pasta dish offers an easy way to keep a large group fed. Using a medley of fresh summer veggies, this dinner option is hearty, but still …

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Bacon Wrapped Ranch Poppers

Warm up the grill for your next BBQ with these flavorful poppers! The jalapeños are filled with cream cheese spiked with our Ranch Seasoning and then wrapped in bacon for the perfect bite. They disappear …

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Fajita Steak Salad

For a large summertime gathering, you want to find a dish to please the crowd with a minimum of fuss. This fajita steak salad offers pleasing grill fare for all without an excess of effort …

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Spiced Fig Salad

For the next meeting of our World Spice Cookbook Club, we’re embracing the warm weather with Salmagundi: A Celebration of Salads from around the World. This recipe for a spiced fig salad, which comes from …

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Bajan Chicken Salad

For the next meeting of our World Spice Cookbook Club, we’re embracing the warm weather with Salmagundi: A Celebration of Salads from around the World. This Bajan chicken salad, a recipe from the book, combines …

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Nuts & Bolts

Summer is a time of nostalgia and what better than a vat of baked snack mix to carry you back.  In this recipe, the classic Nuts & Bolts gets a spice make-over and goes gluten-free, …

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Emerald City Potato Salad

Perfect for picnics, cookouts, or a lunch on the go, summer is the right time for potato salad. This simple recipe adds fennel to a basic potato salad, and pairs it with Emerald City Seasoning …

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Northwest Watermelon Salad

Sweet, savory and salt combine perfectly in this refreshing summer salad with Emerald City Seasoning. Our signature spice blend allows the flavors of the food to shine through with just a subtle seasoning. This is …

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Emerald City Scallops

Emerald City Seasoning makes an excellent companion for the delicate flavor of seared scallops. The gentle herb flavor and delicate heat bring the perfect amount of character to the table, while allowing the natural flavor …

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Mediterranean Chicken Salad

  This week, we’re going crazy over our new Cascade Mushroom Mix, and what better dish for a summer evening than a light chicken salad with just the right embellishments? We put the mushroom mix …

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Middle Eastern Chicken Salad

  This week, we’re going crazy over our new Cascade Mushroom Mix, and what better dish for a summer evening than a light chicken salad with just the right embellishments? We put the mushroom mix …

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Asian Chicken Salad

This week, we’re going crazy over our new Cascade Mushroom Mix, and what better dish for a summer evening than a light chicken salad with just the right embellishments? We put the mushroom mix in …

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Cascade Asparagus Soup

This simple recipe is an elegant and flavorful way to enjoy the pure flavors of mushroom and asparagus. It is always the first one we make when asparagus season rolls around. Be sure not to …

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Spicy Baked Hominy

The World Spice Cookbook Club is going to be bringing out New American recipes from Rustic Joyful Food by Danielle Kartes for our July 2016 Meet & Eat. Danielle’s book is chock-full of simple and …

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Biscayne Chicken Skewers

The flavors of the Caribbean are bright and bold, with flavors like citrus, allspice, and a pinch of chile pepper heat. These blends lend themselves well to dishes which complement their sunny nature. Here, we …

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Seattle Salmon Rub

We eat a lot of salmon here in the Northwest and never tire of finding fabulous new ways to enjoy it. Among them all, Seattle Salmon Rub remains at the top of the list. Our …

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Sultry Spiced Short Ribs

Slow cooked short ribs are the perfect vehicle for spices and the secret ingredient for this recipe is black cardamom. Black cardamom is a milder cousin of the better known variety and has a deep …

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Cardamom Pear Upside-Down Cake

This ultra moist cake is rich and delicious with almond flour and coconut oil forming the base. The cardamom and a hint of ginger complement the pears, and when you bring all these layers of …

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Ancho-Espresso Dry Rub

As the World Spice Cookbook Club gears up for grilling season, we’re taking a peek inside the June 2016 selection for our monthly Meet & Eat. Marinades, Rubs, Brines, Cures & Glazes is an impressive compendium …

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Yucatan Rojo Pulled Pork

The classic flavors of the Yucatan shine in this easy slow cooker sensation. Bright citrus and earthy spices infuse every bite and the pull-apart tender meat can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Use …

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Chicken Vindaloo

The World Spice Cookbook Club is getting a taste of grandmotherly love. Next month’s cookbook selection, In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World, is a memorable compendium of portraits featuring grandmothers …

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Dukkah Scones

I love reinventing the scone with new flavors, especially savory ones. Dukkah is an exotic spice blend traditionally used as a dip for bread with olive oil. In these scones, it adds just a hint …

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Szechuan Compound Butter

The elusive flavor of Szechuan pepper is captured neatly in this delicious compound butter. The mild peppery bite is perfectly measured and the tingly aftertaste lingers in the most pleasant way. A hint of lemon …

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Szechuan Lemon Curd

We are always game to try an adventurous spice pairing, and this one came out a winner! Lemon curd is a delightful decadence, sweet-tart and intense, and made even more exceptional with a fresh zing …

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Za’atar Lamb Chops

This flavorful combination is a perfect pairing in more ways than one. Za’atar and lamb is a classic combination, and we’ve also paired both fresh and dried herbs in the marinade for maximum flavor. Oregano …

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South Asian Coconut Butter

Things are getting saucy. For the April 2016 Meet & Eat, we’re going to be joined by Susan Volland, the author of Mastering Sauces! This book is full of inspired and delicious sauces like this …

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Fried Potatoes with Harissa Tehina

The cookbook club is taking a trip to the Middle East for the March 2016 Meet & Eat with Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking. This fantastic book from Michael Solomonov and James Cook reinterprets …

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FODMAP Friendly Salmon Chowder

Onions and garlic are two of the most challenging foods to eliminate for the FODMAP diet, and two of the most critical! Enter Asafoetida, the perfect spice to add flavors of onion and garlic without …

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Massaman Curry

At our February Cookbook Club Meet & Eat, we’re trying recipes from all across Asia, courtesy of Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes. The book features a mouthwatering lineup of dishes, like this recipe for …

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White Bean Chicken Chili

This go-to chili is sure to please whether you’re cooking in a Dutch oven in the back country or entertaining friends at home. Mild and mellow with layers of spice, this version is not too …

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Cajun Cobb Salad

I won’t kid you, this salad has a lot of ingredients that require individual prep, but it is SO worth the effort! A Cobb salad is wonderful in its own right but when you add …

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BBQ Broccoli

Eat your vegetables? Yes, please! We love to cook outside the box, so why not treat broccoli like BBQ. Seasoned with KC Tailgater’s BBQ Rub and roasted to perfection in a hot heavy skillet, we …

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern dish that is quick and easy to make and can be served for any meal of the day.

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Frank’s Chocolate Cinnamon Cake

If you need a chocolate fix and can’t decide between brownies, cake or fudge- make Frank’s Chocolate Cinnamon Cake and enjoy all three. The cake is dense and moist like a brownie, the frosting is …

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Pumpkin Rolls with KGM

Take your cinnamon rolls from simple to sensational with the addition of pumpkin and Kashmiri Garam Masala. When I started looking for a pumpkin dessert, because it is that time of year, the thought of …

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Southwest Pumpkin Soup

This delicious fall soup is perfectly spiced with warm heat from our Chorizo Bomb and sultry smoke from our perennial favorite, smoked paprika. Cooking your own pumpkin for this recipe is really easy, but the …

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Adobo Pumpkin Seeds

These tasty nuts are a wonderful blend of savory and sweet. Use them as a garnish on our Southwest Pumpkin Soup or simply for snacking. PrintAdobo Spiced Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients1 tablespoon ground Adobo 1 teaspoon …

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The Perfect Cup: Herbal Tea

If you’re looking for a tea that isn’t tea, go herbal! All true tea comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, whereas herbal tisanes, also called herbal teas, are made from all manner of herbs …

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Emerald City Scallops

Emerald City Seasoning makes an excellent companion for the delicate flavor of seared scallops. The gentle herb flavor and delicate heat bring the perfect amount of character to the table, while allowing the natural flavor …

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Cardamom Pear Upside-Down Cake

This ultra moist cake is rich and delicious with almond flour and coconut oil forming the base. The cardamom and a hint of ginger complement the pears, and when you bring all these layers of …

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Dukkah Scones

I love reinventing the scone with new flavors, especially savory ones. Dukkah is an exotic spice blend traditionally used as a dip for bread with olive oil. In these scones, it adds just a hint …

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Szechuan Compound Butter

The elusive flavor of Szechuan pepper is captured neatly in this delicious compound butter. The mild peppery bite is perfectly measured and the tingly aftertaste lingers in the most pleasant way. A hint of lemon …

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Szechuan Lemon Curd

We are always game to try an adventurous spice pairing, and this one came out a winner! Lemon curd is a delightful decadence, sweet-tart and intense, and made even more exceptional with a fresh zing …

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Za’atar Lamb Chops

This flavorful combination is a perfect pairing in more ways than one. Za’atar and lamb is a classic combination, and we’ve also paired both fresh and dried herbs in the marinade for maximum flavor. Oregano …

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White Bean Chicken Chili

This go-to chili is sure to please whether you’re cooking in a Dutch oven in the back country or entertaining friends at home. Mild and mellow with layers of spice, this version is not too …

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a Middle Eastern dish that is quick and easy to make and can be served for any meal of the day.

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Frank’s Chocolate Cinnamon Cake

If you need a chocolate fix and can’t decide between brownies, cake or fudge- make Frank’s Chocolate Cinnamon Cake and enjoy all three. The cake is dense and moist like a brownie, the frosting is …

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Pumpkin Rolls with KGM

Take your cinnamon rolls from simple to sensational with the addition of pumpkin and Kashmiri Garam Masala. When I started looking for a pumpkin dessert, because it is that time of year, the thought of …

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Voodoo Cheese Ball

The Seattle Seahawks are at it again, and we are busily prepping food for the next playoff game. This time it is a spiced up version of the classic cheese ball, enhanced with a little …

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Nutty Chocolate Chile Thumbprints

We have a new go-to cookie recipe! If you love the marriage of nuts and chocolate (and who doesn’t?), try these for easy baking, gifting and be sure to leave some out on 12/24. These …

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Brussels Sprouts with Za’atar and Nigella

Brussels sprouts are a leftover food trauma from childhood that I’ve finally overcome. The limp, stinky-sulfur blobs (sorry, Mom) have been replaced with a crisp, roasted vegetable that is full of flavor and befitting a …

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Hawk Wings

Attention Seahawks Fans! These sweet and spicy wings are just the ticket to victory on the table, and we plan to enjoy them by the heaping helping as we cheer on our team. They are …

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Curry Bread Pudding with Cardamom Cream

Who says you have to make curry with your curry? No one! This warm winter pudding was inspired by our friends at Hunger Restaurant, and since trying theirs we have come up with some delightful …

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Lemon Thyme Rhubarb Cake

Tart, sweet and dramatically red, rhubarb never tasted so good as in this rustic cake with lemon thyme.  The cake is moist and fluffy on the inside with a slight crisp on the outside edge. …

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Salmon Gravlax with Dill Pollen

I love making gravlax because it is such a versatile dish. The cured salmon slices can be used to make elegant hors d’oeuvres, they can be served with a few simple sides to make a nice cool lunch …

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Nigella Watermelon Salad

Nothing says summer quite like watermelon. Instead of just eating  plain ‘ole watermelon slices, why not make a salad for your next barbecue? Tossed with some fragrant Aleppo Pepper, Nigella Seeds and fresh arugula, it …

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Ancho Chili Beef Empanadas

Who doesn’t love food that you can hold in your hand?  The beauty of empanadas is that the rich, buttery dough can be filled with almost anything – sweet or savory. Our Ancho Chili Powder is mild-medium …

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Rooster Spice Asparagus

Songkran (สงกรานต์) is the traditional Thai New Year water festival which starts on April 13 every year. Traditionally, the throwing of water is said to be a symbol of luck to bring good rain for …

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Rose 75 Cocktail

Blending the tart flavor of sumac and the heady sweetness of rose, this cocktail tickles the palate with a full spectrum of flavors. As is so often the case, we perfected the recipe by happy …

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Classic Crab Cakes

The first time I ever had a crab cake, I was thirteen and accompanying my dad on a business trip to San Francisco. We dined in the fanciest restaurant I’d ever been to, and I ordered …

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Ginger Snappiest Cookies

These ginger snaps are the snappiest in town and offer a classic belly warming tingle all season long. Equally at home with a glass of milk, egg nog, hot cocoa or a cocktail, they offer …

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Aleppo Pepper Muhammara

This eastern Mediterranean dish is the perfect example of that regions ability to take simple ingredients like nuts, peppers and olive oil… and make something magical by adding a spice such as Aleppo Pepper. The …

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Ras El Hanout Plum Preserves

Her name was Edna Nosworthy, and she had the same birthday as I do- only eighty years difference. She had a bottomless stash of Tootsie Rolls, made a mean Snickerdoodle, and had a sprawling green …

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Chipotle Chili Powder Black Bean Burger

Meat. It tastes good, and I love it. Perhaps a bit ashamedly so, mostly for environmental reasons. Inspired by my sister, the tireless vegan, I’ve jumped on the trendy Meatless Monday bandwagon in an effort to …

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Chaat Masala Butter and Grilled Corn

One of the best things about summer is the abundance of fresh corn on the cob. I was excited to see the first of the season’s crop available at my local Farmer’s Markets and was …

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Urfa Biber – Strawberry Ice Cream

Chiles aren’t just for cooking savory food; many are wonderful in desserts, too. Urfa biber, for example, is a great pairing with berries or chocolate. At a recent cook-off, we added urfa biber to Strawberry …

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Caraway Red Ale Mustard

Mustard is easy to make, but it also requires a little patience. If you let the mustard sit for a few days for the flavors to meld together, you will be rewarded with a fine, …

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Berbere Ketchup

Folks just love their ketchup. Whether it’s for fries, hashbrowns or barbecues, there’s always a bottle in the refrigerator. Next time you find yourself in need of this essential condiment, use our simple recipe to …

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