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July 26, 2019

Cajun Spices Recipe: Sylviane’s Blackened Vegetables

Delicious, dark-roasted vegetables, crisped to perfection with this Cajun spices recipe. Try this dish created by our friends at Épices de Cru!

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April 22, 2019

Murcia Paprika Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This recipe is an easy, colorful alternative to basic mashed potatoes. Olive oil, garlic, salt, and paprika is a theme through much of Murcian cooking.

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January 29, 2019

East Coast Cheese Biscuits Recipe

The perfect side to any fish or seafood dish! This simple recipe is made simpler by using melted butter that is mixed into cold buttermilk.

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March 1, 2017

Syrian Green Beans

A simple green bean dish that has a delightful aroma and little bite. Serve hot or at room temperature. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 4 Tbsp olive oil or coconut oil 6 Tbsp tomato paste 3 cups green beans, cooked ½ tsp Aleppo Seven or Spice Garam Masala 1 Tbsp Aleppo pepper 3 […]

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February 1, 2017

Korean Chiles

A little salad or condiment that’s quick and goes great with meat or grilled fish. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 2 medium carrots 1piece of daikon radish, about 6-inches 1 small English cucumber 1 Tbspsea salt 4 Tbspsesame seeds, toasted 6scallions, minced 1clove garlic, chopped ½ cuprice vinegar 3 Tbspsesame oil 1 Tbspmaple […]

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January 1, 2017

Masala mo poro (Indian Omelette)

Simple, delicious and ready in less than 5 minutes! Alongside a small salad, this omelette makes a perfect brunch or light meal. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: ½ tsp cumin, coarsely ground 2 eggs 3 Tbsp onion, chopped 1 small tomato, chopped 1 green chili, chopped 3 Tbsp cilantro, chopped ¼ tsp turmeric, […]

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December 1, 2016

Mulling Spices Apple Cobbler

A classic that never gets old! Don’t be afraid to use the same apples or a combination of different apples to obtain different tastes and textures. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Apples: 6 Apples peeled and cubed 1 tsplemon juice 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp Mulling Spices, ground ½ cup brown sugar Crust: […]

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November 1, 2016

1,001 Nights Carrots & Peas

Spice combinations such as the ones used in 1,001 Nights spice blend are traditionally used for meat dishes. Carrots and green peas, however, lend themselves well to sweet and sour flavors. The acidity of the sumac in this blend complements the sweetness of the vegetables. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 3 Tbsp butter […]

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October 1, 2016

Yakitori (Chicken Kebabs)

Yakitori, or chicken kebabs, are extremely popular in Japan. They’re one of its most emblematic street foods, often served with a cold beer in a bar or Izakaya. We like this recipe with vinegar instead of the sweeter, more traditional mirin. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: ½ cup soy sauce ¼ cup sugar […]

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September 1, 2016

Grilled Fish with Citrus Vinaigrette

It doesn’t get much easier than this! Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 1½ lb fillet sea bass with skin (or striped bass, red snapper, or yellow perch) Coarse sea salt, about ½ tsp. salt for every 6 oz. fish 1 tsp lemon zest, grated 1 tsp orange zest, grated Juice of ½ lemon […]

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August 1, 2016

Dukkha Grilled Chicken

The simple charm of this recipe lies in the endless possibility of textures we can achieve – depending on the different combinations of nuts used. It is of course also delicious with only one type of nut (adjust the quantities if necessary) or even roasted chickpeas. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 4 chicken […]

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July 1, 2016

Pasilla de Oaxaca Chiles Pineapple & Jicama Salad

This Mexican recipe deliciously combines jicama with pineapple, lime juice and chiles. In its native Mexico, jicama (aka: ‘Mexican Yam’) is often combined with chili powder, fresh citrus fruits, red onion and ginger in salads, soups and cooked dishes. Recipe courtesy of Épices de Cru Ingredients: 1 small pineapple peeled and cut into ½ inch […]

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June 1, 2016

Sylviane’s Blackened Vegetables

Our friend Sylviane is a fantastic cook who, like the rest of us, is known to forget things in the oven. One day, she served the most delicious, dark-roasted vegetables, crisped to perfection. The natural sugars of the fresh produce and the fact that they had been left to sweat in the salted spice blend […]

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January 1, 2016

Kale Curry

Ingredients: Ingredients: 1 bunch of kale 6 Tbsp coconut oil (or vegetable oil) 1 onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1 slice of ginger, chopped 4 shallots, chopped Fresh Habanero pepper, chopped to taste 2 Tbsp Trinidad Spice Mix, ground 1 cup coconut milk Salt, to taste Method Clean the kale well and remove the […]

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December 1, 2015

Spicy Lemonade

Ingredients: Syrup: 4 inch Épices de Cru Cassia 2 star anise 8 cloves 2 slices orange zest (dry or fresh) 2 cups sugar 2 cups water Lemonade: Syrup, prepared and refrigerated 2 star anise Lemon juice, to taste Cold water 1 pinch salt (optional)* Method In a pot, combine the syrup ingredients and bring to […]

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November 1, 2015

Spice of the Month Recipe: Shakshuka with Kale and Goat Cheese

Serves 4 Ingredients: ¼ cup olive oil 1 small onion, diced 1 cup kale, chopped 5-6 cloves garlic 1 tsp Cumin, ground 1 tsp Gorria pepper, ground 1 can (28oz/900g) peeled tomatoes 4-6 eggs ½ cup goat cheese Parsley, chopped Basil, chopped salt Method In a large pot, heat oil over medium. Add the onion, kale, […]