Sesame Crusted Feta with Citrus + Honey
A great snack, appetizer, salad topping, or addition to a cheese board! We used white sesame seeds and finished with honey, warmed with fresh oranges and a drizzle of olive oil. This is a very flexible recipe and low cost recipe, you can cut your feta into any shapes and season with any additional herbs + spices. No added salt in this dish as feta is plenty salty on it's own.
Samosas are an Indian delicacy, and street food! The crispy triangle shells perfectly encase a fluffy potato and pea filling loaded with spices. These pack a little heat, but are often served with a cooling chutney or a curried ketchup. We made two edits to turn this traditional pastry into a quick and easy snack. 1)We used ground spices + warmed them in ghee, instead of using whole spices, toasting, and grinding. 2) We used empanada wrappers instead of making fresh dough, egg roll wrappers would work too! A samosa specific dough is pretty simple, and often uses Ajowan seeds or Caraway seeds- great to try if you have the time!
Potatoes au Gratin - French Onion Soup Style
This year we've combined two favorites- French Onion Soup meets Potatoes au Gratin. French Onion soup is such a labor of love that is so great at warming you up from the inside out. The creamy caramelized onions with the gooey funky cheese is an unmatched combination! But when it comes to hosting a crowd, it can be tricky to collect enough oven safe crocks to get everyones french onion under the broiler and ready to serve.
Wine Pairing Goat Cheese Sampler with Gluten-Free Crackers
What better way to welcome your guests than a casual wine pairing? We served these fool-proof crackers alongside goat cheese balls that we crusted with our new Wine Pairing Sea Salts as an easy appetizer to get the party started.This cracker recipe is made with oats instead of flour, even our gluten-free friends can join in on the fun!
Spanakopita Triangles | Feta, Spinach, and Tzatziki Spice Blend
A delicious bite of flaky phyllo filled with creamy, garlicky spinach and feta deliciousness. Including SKORDO Tzatziki Spice Blend elevates the flavor with premium garlic, dill, onion, and lemon zest. We love serving these for holiday parties - there are never any left!
Spice-Infused Couscous with Baharat Candied Pistachios, Fall Vegetables and Sumac Dressing
A stunning dish with flavors as captivating as the colors of the season. Here we perfumed the couscous with warm, whole spices, roasted the vegetables to heighten their natural sweetness, and balanced those flavors with bright sumac and lemon dressing and sweet-warm-salty Baharat spiced pistachios. We tossed it all together with arugula create a beautifully bright salad, perfect for crispy fall weather.
Vegan Mushroom Dumplings
Dumplings, Potstickers, Wontons- the choice of wrapper, cooking technique, filling, and folding style determine what's what but they are truly all delicious! Our new dried Stir Fry Mushroom Blend of shiitake, wood ear, paddy straw, and oyster mushrooms were perfect for this recipe. Our Asian Sesame Tuna Rub is the perfect complimentary seasoning for a dipping sauce and if you're feeling ambitious- Bowls & Broths offers a series of dumplings wrapper recipes and techniques.
Our new mushroom blends allow for gourmet mushroom meals any time of year. For this risotto we used the Woodland blend of morels, boletes, oyster mushrooms, chanterelles and lobster mushrooms. Paired with our salt-free Poultry Seasoning, we were able to balance the sodium content from the cheese and enjoy cozy fall flavors.
Quick Sweet or Savory Galettes
Enjoy delicious sweet and savory galettes with your favorite local produce. Here we used our reliable food processor crust recipe, withheld most of the sugar, and had two beautiful tarts/galettes in just over an hour. Enjoy!
Melon Salad with Aleppo Pepper, Cucumber, + Feta
We love a mix of sweet and heat! Inspired by Tieghan Gerard's Half Baked Harvest melon recipe, we used Aleppo Chile Flakes in this recipe instead of crushed red pepper. There is something very magical about a complex chile such as Aleppo Chiles (spicy, sweet, earthy) overtop sweet, juicy melon. Pair it with bright herbs, sweet honey, and salty feta, and you have an ideal end of summer dish. Enjoy!
Momofuku Chili Oil Fried Egg over Garden Fried Rice
Fried rice is a great go-to recipe. Once you get the technique and seasoning down, you can alter it for any veg or meat you’ve got on hand--perfect for summer when you're harvesting from the garden or in the winter when you’re relying on what’s in the freezer! The star of the show here is the Momofuku Chili Crunch Oil. I finished up my rice, then fried an egg in a hot pan, using the chili oil as the cooking oil. This resulted in a crispy, crunchy, spicy fried egg with a gooey yolk ready to dribble through the rice beneath.
Potato Salad is certainly a dish up for debate. Some like it warm, many prefer it cold, I like it most at a barbecue where it could be considered sun-kissed (aka suspiciously "room temp", not necessarily recommended). This one is simple and best enjoyed after a few hours of marinating. The vinegar begins to almost pickle the onions, dialing down the sharp onion flavor and keeping them crisp.