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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 Marinated Hangar 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

PrintAdvieh-Spiced Persian Meatballs Ingredients1 pound lean ground lamb 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided ½ red onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon chopped parsley ½ tablespoon chopped mint 1 egg 1 teaspoon black …

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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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Exotic spices to feature in this fabulous cake- cardamom, pink peppercorn, and fennel seed.Exotic spices to feature in this fabulous cake- cardamom, pink peppercorn, and fennel seed.Exotic spices to feature in this fabulous cake- cardamom, pink peppercorn, and fennel seed.

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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Pacific Seafood Seared Scallops

We have exciting news! Our Pacific Seafood blend has been reformulated using bright notes of citrus and lemongrass;  this Pacific Seafood blend incorporates flavors from the Pacific Northwest all the way to Thailand.  Using a …

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Indian Coriander Energy Bars

Sometimes I get so busy doing things that I forget to eat breakfast and/or lunch. I know, I shouldn’t do that, but I do. I’ve tried various power or energy bars, but I found them to …

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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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Spicy Smoked Paprika Romesco Over Grilled Trout

My first taste of romesco was not, sadly, in Catalonia. I first encountered this crimson sauce in Walla Walla, Washington at a going away party for a dear foodie friend. I prepped ribs, halibut, and …

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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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Aji Mirasol Salsa

Aji Mirasol Chiles, the dried form of the Aji Amarillo, are a unique chile pepper absent from the arsenal of many chefs. A staple of Peruvian cuisine, their uniquely fruity flavor make Aji Mirasols a versatile pepper; …

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Creole Spiced Coleslaw

I’ll admit it… I was a little skeptical about developing a spiced coleslaw. Coleslaw is one of those things I’ve long appreciated for its’ simplicity, but boy, have I been missing out! The depth of …

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Caribbean Spice Grilled Salsa

Fresh pineapple tastes of a wild summer, its tropical sweetness tempered by raucous acidity. Our favorite way to tame the fruit is to cook it slowly until the pale yellow becomes a rich gold and the sugars …

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Ranch Potato Salad

From Boston to the Carolinas, summer means barbeques, and barbeques mean potato salad! Mom’s recipe was full of mayo, hard-boiled eggs and bacon. It was delicious, yes, but we decided to give it an update. This version takes …

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Jerk Chicken

Summer means grilling, and there’s nothing quite like the smell of Jerk Chicken cooking on the grill!  Whether you use our Jerk Rub in a marinade or just sprinkled (liberally!) on the chicken, the aroma …

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