The Next Big Thing! The Spicy Caribbean

I had so much fun going through Europe, Asia and Africa! In researching the spice route and learning about how the spices traveled around the world, I have a greater appreciation for what they are. Now for my Next Big Thing, we are going to travel around the Caribbean....

Spice Trade Chronicles Introduction

Spices are cool! Spices have built empires, caused wars between countries and religions, and taught many aspiring chefs how to use them to add exotic flavors to their food. I have compiled a series of “Chronicles” about the unbelievable journey that spices have taken all over our world. Where...

Spice Trade Chronicles 10 India, the Finale

India’s climate shaped the destiny of the spice route. The Malabar Coast, probably one of the most famous tourist destinations in India, spans the entire coastline of Kerala on the west coast of India. This is the area where boats would make pit stops on their way to and...

Cauliflower (Gobi) Paratha

I love these with Red Lentil Dal. It’s my favorite soup and sandwich combo when I need something to spice it up! These can be a little time consuming, but so worth it. When I make them for myself, I just make two at a time to go with...

Sri Lankan Red Lentil Curry

I got this recipe from Veganricha.com. She is my favorite indian cookbook author. I love her recipes! Thank you Richa! I make this recipe all the time, it’s my new favorite soup and sandwich lunch with Vegetable Paratha. This recipe has coconut milk in it which gives it a...

Curry Garlic Chicken with Yogurt Sauce

This is a make ahead dish. You can prep the chicken and have it marinating the day before. I would wait until at least the morning of the barbecue to make the sauce though. Depending on what you add to it, it can get watery if it sits too...

Easy Garlic-Ginger Paste

This Garlic-ginger Paste keeps for a while in the fridge, so feel free to double or triple it depending on how much you cook. It’s useful in any Asian based cuisine as well as marinades or dressings. This is definitely a Make It Your Own recipe. I don’t give...

Madras Curry Powder

The main difference between plain curry powder and Madras Curry Powder is the heat factor. There is no substitute for curry leaves, so just leave them out if you can’t find them. Kashmiri chiles are hard to find, and you really need the heat because that’s what makes this...

Panch Phoran Spice Blend

This is a Bengali spice blend. The spices are a little bit exotic, but you can find them here if your store doesn’t carry them. Print Recipe Panch Phoran Spice Blend Course Spice Mix, World Recipes Cuisine Indian Keyword cumin, fenugreek, mustard, nigella Servings Ingredients 2 tbsp Whole Fenugreek2...

Homemade Indian Paneer

Paneer is the ultimate Indian cheese and it’s only two ingredients. Print Recipe Homemade Indian Paneer Course Appetizer/Starter, World Recipes Cuisine Indian Keyword Indian cheese Servings Ingredients 8 cups Whole milk1/4 cup Freshly squeezed lemon juice plus more as needed, see Note Course Appetizer/Starter, World Recipes Cuisine Indian Keyword...
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