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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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Vadouvan Vegetable Pie

This savory vegetable pie emerged from our experiments with Vadouvan paste, a wonderfully rich and elegant flavor base. We wanted a warm, comforting meal for the cold weather outside, and this was the prize winning …

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Besar Kaleidoscope Salad

While the name may be a bit dramatic, this colorful salad is worth a little fanfare. First off, Besar and butternut squash is a match made in heaven, although I’ve also made this using Ras el …

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World Spice at Home

Who says you have to make curry with curry? Not us! When my friend and mentor Julie Kramis Hearne approached me to co-author World Spice at Home, I was thrilled to accept. Julie’s book vision …

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Besar Shrimp Skewers

To celebrate the last gasp of summer, and the upcoming release of World Spice at Home, enjoy another sneak peek from the book! The combination of exotic spices on seafood served with pineapple will transport …

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