Ingredient: Cayenne Pepper

Blackened Spice Blend

This is one of those Spice Mixes that you can use for almost anything. It’s a quick marinade if you make a paste with some olive oil, or just sprinkle it on any protein or vegetable before grilling to ramp it up to another level. You can adjust the...

Homemade Indian Curry Powder

The Curry Powder can be as spicy as you like to make it. This is a basic curry powder and you can use this is any recipe that calls for “generic” curry powder. Use to flavor meats, rice dishes, soups, sauces, or vegetables. To make a paste for a...

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!...

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...

Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza)

These pizzas make an interesting and unique party food. If you’re really adventurous, you can make them on the grill for the beginning of a backyard barbecue to accompany some kofta or kebabs. Just make sure your grill is clean and oiled, Brush the top of the dough with...

Zanzibar Curry Powder Spice Mix

I researched this spice mix high and low, and I couldn’t find a “recipe” for this wonderful flavoring. So I took the ingredients I found which crossed over from other ready made mixes, and created my own. I must say, this is really good! We tried it on grilled...