Vindaloo Curry Powder

The native Indians have been using Vindaloo Curry Powder to flavor their dishes, and it also acts as somewhat of a preservative for their meats due to their hot climate.  The name, Vindaloo came about from Portuguese settlers adapting their favorite dish, Adobo, while they had possession of India....

Fusion Adobo, Chicken and Pork

I called this Fusion Adobo because it is actually a mix of Spanish and Caribbean. Sometimes you just gotta mix it up! These two recipes share many of the same ingredients, yet yield such different results! This chicken recipe is pretty light in both flavor and color, but it’s...

Homemade Thai Green Curry Paste

This recipe is a wonderful balance of salty, spicy, sweet and sour with a bitter after note from the fresh basil garnish at the end. Some ingredients are a bit exotic and maybe not familiar to you at all. Those include Fish Sauce, Shrimp Paste, Lemon Grass and Galangal....

The Best Blueberry Muffins, No Eggs!

These are the best muffins, they bake up and look just like coffee shop muffins. This recipe comes with a secret ingredient egg substitute, and you’ll never guess where it comes from! I couldn’t believe it the first time I made them, they freeze well, and are even good...

Banana Bread with Hawaij Streusel

Banana Bread with Hawaij Streusel I have pretty much made a perfect loaf of banana bread. Hawaij is a seasoning from Yemen and it is my new favorite blend! This loaf smells scrumptious while it’s baking! The banana flavor is in the background with the warm spices flowing through...

Spice Trade Chronicles 9 Arabia

Onward across the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean to the East and Arabia. I like the title “Arabia”, it sounds mystical, something out of a fairy tale, or a Disney movie! When the spice trade began, the route connected Asia, Northeast Africa and Europe. The stories and history...

One Pan Persian-Spiced Chicken

I love one pan dinners. They are especially great on weeknights when you just want to make and eat supper and not have to spend a lot of time cleaning up afterwards. This is where parchment paper comes in, just line your baking sheet and throw away the mess!...

The Easiest Perfect Mezze Platter

This is so easy to do, you can make it as complicated as you like, or as simple. All of these dips and spreads can be store bought, or you can make them yourself. This is sure to surprise your guests as this is not your average appetizer platter!...

Middle Eastern Kibbeh

Kibbeh is a wonderful dish from the Middle East traditionally made with lamb meat but beef and even ground turkey can be substituted. I actually think that this is a good use for ground turkey as it’s so bland, it really picks up the spices in this recipe. The...

Chilled Out Kofta

I call these “Chilled Out” because you can make these any way you want, and they’ll always be delicious. You can serve them to family and friends without stressing that they might not like them. Kofta is simply ground meat with spices and aromatic vegetables, formed into an oval...
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