Recipe - Eggs in Bell Pepper Purgatory

Recipe - Eggs in Bell Pepper Purgatory

August 31, 2019

I assumed Rajasthani Red Paprika would be some sort of mild, Indian powdered chili. Boy, was I wrong. As soon as I opened Reluctant Trading’s Rajasthani Red Paprika, I recognized it as a fresh batch of ground Kashmiri Chili.

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Recipe - Kale Salad with Liquid Gold Dressing and Golden Croutons

Recipe - Kale Salad with Liquid Gold Dressing and Golden Croutons

July 31, 2019

Let’s talk turmeric! I have been singing the tubers' praise for years, and even dedicated a whole chapter to the stuff in my cookbook. A natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, this vegetable is as full of health benefits as it is vibrantly orange.

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Recipe - Cumin Chicken with Baked Polenta

Recipe - Cumin Chicken with Baked Polenta

June 30, 2019

I love the powerful aroma that explodes from each tiny, boat-shaped cumin seed. It amazes me that so many flavor profiles can be packed within the minute ridges of the complex seeds- bitter, smoky, salty, and earthy.
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Recipe - BBQ Spice Rub + Grilled Corn with Spiced Butter

Recipe - BBQ Spice Rub + Grilled Corn with Spiced Butter

May 31, 2019

This month’s featured spice is one of my most used dried spices, Cayenne Pepper! I love the bright color, subtle spicy kick, and added health benefits. I find myself sneaking it into smoothies, hot chocolate, and especially spice blends! 
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Recipe - Fennel Pork Chops

Recipe - Fennel Pork Chops

April 30, 2019

Fennel is one of those amazing plants that give us endless possibilities. The entire plant is edible, each part bringing a versatile use. The fronds are delicate, feathery, and light with a subtle pungent note. The stalks are fibrous and crunchy, with a thick anise flavor.
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Recipe - Fennel JoJos with Tzatziki Sauce

Recipe - Fennel JoJos with Tzatziki Sauce

April 30, 2019

If you’re not completely familiar with this beautiful spice, or the amazing plant from which the seed comes, there is no need to frond. That’s a little fennel humor for you. “Fronds” are the lacy green, top part of the fennel plant. BTW, all bad fennel jokes you come across are mine, and mine alone...
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