“Kwalitys” Chickpeas

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns 4 whole cloves 4 green cardamom pods 3 whole dried red chiles 1½-inch piece of fresh ginger, minced 4 fresh or 6 frozen curry leaves, torn into pieces (optional) 2 red onions, finely chopped 3 fresh hot green […]

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Albondigas Tradicional (Traditional Moorish Meatballs)

Recipe adapted from the Food of Spain cookbook by Vikki Harris Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Meatballs: 8 oz ground pork 8 oz ground beef 4 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 cup breadcrumbs 2 teaspoon coriander seeds (freshly ground) 2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (freshly toasted and ground) Pinch of ground cinnamon […]

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Aloo Bonda Potato Dumplings

Makes 20 dumplings INGREDIENTS For the filling 2 pounds (about 5 medium) red potatoes, peeled and quartered ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons kosher salt 1½ tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 24 curry leaves 3 to 6 dried chiles, coarsely crushed 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 small jalapeño […]

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Bitterballen & Herbed Mustard

Bitterballen are a staple in old Dutch cooking and have been modernized quite a bit over the years and essentially made a bit healthier. Originally served alongside a Dutch bitter Gin, hence the name, these snacks are seen throughout the country in many different forms. These lovely snacks and medium-sized meals are essentially a fried […]

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Corriander Tomato Gehaktballen

Makes about 20 meatballs Meatballs are one of the most popular dishes in Holland, with traditional and fusion type recipes due to the ever changing population. This version gives a fresh new take on meatballs with the bright additive of cilantro! INGREDIENTS ½ cup breadcrumbs 1 cup fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped fine ¼ cup fresh […]

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Cucumber Raita

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 2¼ cups plain yogurt 1 large cucumber, peeled and shredded 1 fresh hot green chile, seeded and finely chopped ½ teaspoon ground toasted cumin ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon salt, to taste DIRECTIONS Whisk the yogurt in a bowl until smooth and lightened. Add the shredded cucumber, green chile, […]

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Curried Black-Eyed Peas

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS ¼ cup canola oil 4 whole cloves ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns 6 green cardamom pods 1-inch piece cinnamon stick 3 whole dried red chiles ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 2 bay leaves 1½-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 large red onion, finely chopped 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste […]

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Curried Cauliflower Yogurt Chicken

Serves 4-6 The yogurt in this curry creates a mild and cool flavor, very herbaceous and not too spicy! Ingredients Olive Oil 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped fine 1 serrano chili peppers, deseeded and chopped (optional) 1 medium red onion, chopped coarsely 1 […]

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Dulce De Leche Ice Cream with Strawberries & Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Jalapeno Strawberry Sauce

Makes 3 cups ice cream and ¾ cups of each sauce INGREDIENTS 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup dulce de leche 5 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup almonds, toasted and chopped ½ cup fresh strawberries, chopped DIRECTIONS In a medium sauce pan bring the milk, […]

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Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Makes 1 cup of sauce Ingredients 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon salt 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne, or a few dashes Tabasco sauce 10 tablespoons unsalted butter (if using salted butter, skip the added salt) Directions Melt the butter slowly in a small pot. Try not to let it boil – you want […]

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Falafel

Makes 25 INGREDIENTS ½ lb dried chick peas, soaked for 24 hours 2 teaspoons cumin ½ lb dried fava beans, soaked for 24 hours 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 small onion, quartered 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 bunch parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon salt ½ bunch cilantro, chopped 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ bunch scallions, roughly […]

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Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 4 bananas 8 wooden skewers Parchment paper 80% dark organic chocolate bar Organic White chocolate bar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 1 pinch cayane pepper ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt ¼ cup walnuts, chopped Zest of 1 lime Zest of 1 orange ¼ teaspoon fresh nutmeg ¼ teaspoon fresh grated ginger Directions Cut […]

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Ger-Nis Mild Curry Seasoning

Makes 1 cup A delicious yet mild curry seasoning that can be made and stored for up to six months in a glass jar for future use! Ingredients 4 tablespoons ground cumin 4 tablespoons ground coriander 5 tablespoons ground turmeric 2 teaspoons ground mild mustard powder 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground mace 1 […]

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Grape Raita

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 3 cups plain yogurt 1½ cups seedless grapes, halved 2 teaspoons ground toasted cumin 2 teaspoons sugar ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or paprika Salt For the tempering oil: 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons cumin or black mustard seeds 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 6 fresh or 10 frozen curry leaves, […]

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Indian Cheese in an Herbed Green Sauce

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the paneer 1 pound whole milk ricotta cheese ½ to 1 tablespoon canola oil For the green sauce 1 pound bag fresh spinach, stemmed and washed, or 1 pound frozen spinach, unthawed 1 tablespoon ghee, butter, or canola 3 whole dried red chiles ¾ teaspoon cumin seeds 7 green cardamom pods […]

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Lahori Chicken Curry with Whole Spices & Potatoes

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS A 4-pound chicken, cut into 8 to 10 pieces and skinned 3 medium red boiling potatoes, peeled and quartered ¾ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper Salt 1½ medium onions, roughly diced 5 garlic cloves A 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut in half crosswise 3 tablespoons canola oil A 1-inch […]

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Late Summer Garden Chicken and Herbed Dumplings

Everyone’s favorite chicken & dumplings gets a big garden boost from late summer goodies in this healthy recipe!

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Lavender Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Serves 4-6 Ingredients For the brine 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 lemons sliced Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons lavender leaves and flowers ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, cracked 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon of the following herbs, chopped fine: thyme, rosemary, savory, marjoram 1 cup salt 2 gallon hot water (no […]

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Lavender Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Serves 4-6 Ingredients For the brine 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 lemons sliced Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons lavender leaves and flowers ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, cracked 1 tablespoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon of the following herbs, chopped fine; thyme, rosemary, savory, marjoram 1  cup salt 2 gallons hot water (no […]

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Manchurian Cauliflower

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS About 2 quarts corn or canola oil, for frying 3 eggs 2⁄3 cup cornstarch Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 large or 2 small heads cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup ketchup Cayenne pepper to taste Cooked white rice, for […]

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Marjoram Tomato Mac & Cheese

Some of our favorite and most comforting winter mac & cheese recipes, so embrace the bounty of choices when it comes to mac & cheese to create comfort and nostalgia!

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Panko Crusted Asparagus Spears with Citrus Aioli

Serves 8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons citrus champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 bunches (about 12 pieces per) asparagus, ends trimmed 1 cup white Japanese-style breadcrumbs (Panko) Directions Preaheat oven to 450°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In […]

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Parathas Stuffed with Potato, Chiles, and Cilantro

Makes about 12 Parathas INGREDIENTS 1 cup whole wheat flour plus 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, or 2 cups chapati flour Salt 1 to 1¼ cups water 1½ pounds boiling potaotes, boiled in their skins until tender (25 to 30 minutes) and cooked ½ cup very finely chopped red onion 1 fresh hot green chile, […]

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Peruvian Ceviche

Ceviche is the national dish of Peru, with records of the dish ranging back over 2000 years. Recipes for ceviche are diverse throughout the world and there is a great deal of argument about where ceviche originated and which country and culture has the “best “recipes. What we know of Peruvian ceviche and Peruvian seafood in general is that it is fresh, simple and clean and has been influenced over the years by the Asian culture that has been predominant in Peru. There are a couple of distinguishing characteristics when it comes to Peruvian ceviche, and besides for fresh parsley in addition to fresh cilantro the distinguishing marks are what it is served accompanied with; cold sweet potato, cold corn on the cob and of course the Peruvian staple Cancha or toasted cornnuts.

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Ramp & Wild Mushroom Crostini

Makes 15-20 crostinis INGREDIENTS Olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 9-10 ramps, cleaned and trimmed, chopped fine 1 cup fresh morel mushrooms or other wild mushrooms, cleaned and chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon white wine 1 teaspoon salt […]

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Savory Indian Crepes with Tomato-Shallot Chutney (Cheelas)

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For the crepes 1 cup chickpea flour (besan) 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon carom (ajowan) 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper ¾ cup water 1 jalapeño (cored and seeded to make more mild), finely chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1½ teaspoons canola oil For the chutney 1 tablespoon canola oil […]

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Smoked and Spiced Almonds

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1½ teaspoons almond oil 2 teaspoons canola oil 1½ cups blanched almonds 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 teaspoon Maldon sea salt ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper PREPARATION In a sauté pan, add oil and almonds over medium heat, and almonds and toast until golden. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon, and season […]

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Smoked Spiced Eggplant

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 large eggplant 3 tablespoons canola oil 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped 1 large red onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 2 garlic cloves, ground to a paste in a mortar and pestle 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut (optional) 1 tablespoon ground coriander ½ […]

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Spicy Mango Pickle

Makes 1 quart INGREDIENTS 3 medium green (unripe) mangoes, peeled and cut into small cubes ½ cup kosher salt 3 tablespoons turmeric 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds, coarsely ground in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder ½ tablespoon fenugreek seeds, coarsely ground ½ cup cayenne pepper 1 cup canola oil […]

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Spicy Moroccan Cauliflower Latke with Preserved Lemons and Mint Marmalade

These are Moroccan inspired latkes with a tangy mint sauce adds interest and an exotic twist.

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Spring Herbal Osso Bucco & Herbed Gremolata

Serves 4-6 This lovely & lively dish is perfect for a chilly spring day, perfectly fresh yet warming with loads of fresh herbs and spring vegetables. Ingredients 4-6 cross-cut veal shanks (osso bucco tied with kitchen string) ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped fine ¼ cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped […]

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St. Louis Style Ribs

Serves 6 This recipe is a slow poached rib recipe with the seasonings that are normally incorporated into a dry rub in the poaching liquid, creating simple and succulent ribs! Ingredients 4 Spanish onions, chopped 12-15 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons paprika 3 teaspoons mustard Seeds 1-2 sprigs of fresh […]

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Stir Fried Cauliflower with Potato & Crunchy Bengali Spice

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon nigella seeds (optional) 1 teaspoon cumin seeds Rounded ¼ teaspoon coriander seeds A 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 1½ pounds red boiling potatoes, peeled, halved, and sliced lengthwise about ½ inch thick 1 small to medium head cauliflower, cored and cut into medium florets […]

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Sweet-and-Sour Eggplant Pickle

Makes 1 quart INGREDIENTS 1-pound Japanese or small Italian eggplants, or 1 large (1¼ to 1½ pound) eggplant, stemmed 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup rice wine vinegar 1½ cups loosely packed light brown sugar 1 cup canola oil ½ tablespoon chopped garlic ½ tablespoon chopped fresh ginger 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper DIRECTIONS If using Japanese […]

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Tamarind Chutney

Makes about 1¼ cups INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon fennel seeds ½ teaspoon asafetida (optional) ½ teaspoon Garam Masala 2 cups water 1¼ cups sugar 3 tablespoons tamarind concentrate DIRECTIONS Heat the oil and spices in a medium saucepan over medium-high […]

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Traditional Hollandaise Sauce

Ingredients 4 egg yolks 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice ½ cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick) Pinch cayenne Pinch salt Directions Vigorously whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice together in a stainless steel bowl and until the mixture is thickened and doubled in volume. Place the bowl over a saucepan containing barely simmering […]

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