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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chile & Cumin Hanger Steak

The World Spice Cookbook Club is thrilled to be cooking from Brazilian Barbecue & Beyond at the upcoming June 3rd Meet & Eat. As with last June’s Meet & Eat, the club is returning to our …

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Chermoula

Afro-Vegan  by Bryant Terry is the  World Spice Cookbook Club selection for May. We are whipping up his incredible Chermoula recipe! Chermoula is a versatile marinade combining fresh herbs with dried spices, oils and citrus to create …

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Caraway Kraut

Our April Cookbook Club selection is Fresh & Fermented: 85 Delicious Ways to Make Fermented Carrots, Kraut, and Kimchi Part of Every Meal by Julie O’Brien and Richard Climenhage. Join us to taste and learn about the mysteries …

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10 Spice Vegetable Soup with Cashew Cream

The timing is perfect! As spring beckons and we are craving healthier fare, what better way to welcome the weather than with this spice-centric soup from one of our new favorite cookbooks, The Oh She Glows Cookbook: …

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Steve’s Sweet and Spicy Drumsticks

We are always on the lookout for new and interesting spice combinations, and this one is fabulous! It came from our globe trotting friend and fan, Steve R., and features the savory spice blend Tabil …

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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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Coriander Roasted Beets

Roasting beets concentrates their flavor, and the complement of coriander is delicious. We like to roast a whole pan-full and serve them alone as a side dish or atop a dark leafy green salad of …

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Advieh-Spiced Persian Meatballs

Lamb is the perfect pairing for our version of the signature Persian spice blend, Advieh, and this easy meatball recipe will have a flavor feast on your table in no time. You can serve them …

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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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Get Your Sausage-Making on with Chorizo Bomb!

World Spice Merchant’s new Chorizo Bomb spice blend  has been a favorite of our restaurant clients for years, so it was no surprise that it started flying off the shelves as soon as we started …

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Sassy Bacon Draped Meatloaf

I’ve finally nailed a simple and satisfying meatloaf recipe! A generous loaf draped in bacon is always a universal hit, but with classic comfort food, the brilliance is in the details. What set this loaf …

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Chef Andrea’s Cardamom and Olive Oil Cake

Recently, Holly admitted her powerlessness over the char grilled prawns at the West Edge’s favorite eatery, Lecosho. She recommended following the dish with this fantastic cardamom olive oil cake for dessert, and my ears perked …

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Lecosho’s Chargrilled Prawns

Hello, my name is Holly, and I am an addict. I have ordered Lecosho’s Chargrilled Prawns too many times to count in the past five weeks. And, why not? This dish is the perfect, delicious …

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Chimichurri Meets Grill

PrintChimichurri Flank Steak IngredientsFor the Chimichurri Sauce 1 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped 1/4 cup minced garlic 2 tablespoons Chimichurri Spice 3/4 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup sherry vinegar 1/4 cup water 2 cups canola …

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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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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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Rooster Grilled Artichokes with Spicy Garlic Mayonaise

Seattle’s local farmers have been showcasing artichokes for a few weeks now, so what better produce to highlight one of our newest blends, Rooster Spice! Inspired by everyone’s favorite Vietnamese hot sauce, Rooster Spice packs …

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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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Continental Curry Biryani

It’s almost Buddha’s birthday! Buddha’s birthday is celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth month of the Chinese lunar calendar in nearly all east-Asian countries, and this year it falls on Friday May 17th in …

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Hibiscus Margarita

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo like never before with this delicious cocktail. The hibiscus infuses a deep rich red color to this libation… Add a slice of lime and Sel de Mer to the rim of …

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Gourmet Salts: The Spice Merchants’ Need-to-Know Basics!

“Salty” is one of the five basic flavors that the human palate can detect, along with sweet, sour, bitter, and “umami.” A baker might tell you that salt makes “sweet things, sweeter,” but more specifically, …

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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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Spice Lore

Historically speaking, spices have played a large part in the colonization of the world. Most of us remember from the fourth-grade pageant that Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue at the behest of Isabella and …

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Roasted Quail Feast for Valentines Day

Exotic. Aromatic. Romantic. We prepared this intimate feast with a table for two in mind. Using Ras El Hanout, which contains a hint of Moroccan rose petals, succulent quail are pefectly roasted and finished with a finger …

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Piment d’Espelette Fish Stew

This hearty stew hits it on all notes — the high acid of the tomatoes and wine play against the sweetness of the deeply caramelized onion and fennel, the brine-y olives render the seafood right …

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Kala Masala Skillet Cornbread

This savory cornbread knocked our collective socks off at first bite. Our Kala Masala spice blend is a complex one, and that complexity of flavor transfers easily to the skillet cornbread.  There’s a tiny bit …

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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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Poudre de Colombo Carrot Soup

A word of advice from a novice gardener: Carrots are much bigger than carrot seeds. Somehow, fifty-odd square feet of garden space doesn’t seem like that much when it’s being planted, but it can produce …

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Chinese Five Spiced Apple Carrot Pie

Tender carrots are surprisingly sweet when baked in a brown sugar syrup, especially when united with perfect Washington apples and plump little raisin gems. The fresh ginger is a classic pairing with the carrot, and …

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