Kitchari means “mixture”, usually of two grains, and is a comfort food found—in countless variations—across South Asia. Traditionally made of yellow mung beans, basmati rice, digestive spices and ghee, kitchari is considered a cleansing and detoxifying food in Ayurveda.
This month, we came up with a recipe for a warming vegan tagine. Because we don’t have a tagine, a charcoal fire, or the time (!), we made our tagine in our Staub cocette which has self-basting drip function on the lid.
This recipe is adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi’s FANTASTIC cookbook, Simple. The secret to this recipe is boiling the cauliflower before roasting. The green tahini sauce creates a bright contrast to the roasted goodness of the cauliflower.
In our Moroccan Rascos—that’s a taco made with our Ras El Hanout Spice Blend—we take the boldness and flavor up a level with zesty red onions, crispy jalapenos, some snappy fresh red peppers, all topped with a mouth-watering garlic sauce calledToum.
Our Ras El Hanout spice blend and Saucí Verde from our friends at Saucí Living is a match made in flavor heaven and it pairs perfectly with our Moroccan Potato Salad and Tomato Cucumber & Fresh Herb Salad (recipes on our site)!
Corn is starting to come into the markets, so we came up with our twist on Mexican Street Corn. Instead of chili powder, we use our Ras El Hanout. And instead of cotija cheese, we use feta. A perfect summer side dish!
Our Ras El Hanout spice blend makes a great dry rub. Our recipe and grilling method for dry rubbed chicken drumsticks is a favorite of our friend, Symone (17 years old). She once at seven (or was it eight?) in a sitting!
This potato salad is a bright and refreshing accompaniment to our Symone’s Ras El Hanout Dry Rubbed Chicken Drumsticks. This salad can be made up to 2 days in advance. It tastes best at room temperature, so remove from refrigerator an hour or so before serving.
Bread and cheese have become major food groups in our house over the past several months. In thinking of ways to make things more interesting, we came up with another recipe that we’re wondering why we didn’t think of before: pizza with a Thai twist. Yummers!
We are OBSESSED with Jay Fai, a (now) 74 year old woman who won a Michelin star in 2017. Not least of which, for her crab omelette. We thought we’d try our hand at it and while it wasn’t pretty, it was pretty delicious!
This bright and refreshing salad is a great use of what’s in your garden or at the farmers market. The main herb is basil, so if you can’t get your hands on (or don’t like) parsley or mint, feel free to replace with more basil.
Store bought hummus doesn’t hold a candle to homemade. And once you make it yourself, you’ll never pay $5 for that little container again. Hummus made from dried garbanzo beans (chickpeas) is really worth the time to soak and cook beans. But, if you don’t have the time, no worries—canned beans taste nearly as good!
When we’re lucky enough to find carrots with their tops, our first thought is PESTO! This bright pesto is a perfect compliment to a minestrone-style soup made with our Ras el Hanout (and the carrots, of course). If you like cheese in your pesto, we suggest grating a little–or a lot!–of parmesan reggiano on whatever you‘re serving.