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Sumac-Mediterannean Sheet Pan Chicken

Posted by Wine & Spice on 2/10/2017 to Sheet Pan Cooking

I love cooking dinner on a sheet pan.  It does not get much easier than that.  This recipe uses Sumac which is very common in the middle east and other countries around the world.  The cooks in these counties use Sumac instead of lemon zest or lemon juice.  I has an acidic lemony flavor that really enhances the flavors of what you are making.


I marinated the chicken in olive oil and Sumac for a couple of hours.  You can do this in the morning and let it marinate until you get home from work, throw it on a sheet pan, and voila.  Dinner!  


I served this with our Israeli Chopped Salad and Zahtar sprinkled pita bread.  Lightly brush olive oil on pita and sprinkle with Zahtar and then bake at 350º until golden brown, around 5 minutes.




A glass of slightly chilled Pinot Noir is great with this meal.


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Israeli Chopped Salad

Posted by Wine & Spice on 2/9/2017 to Veggies!


Mediterranean food always tastes so fresh and healthy!  This chopped salad is no exception.  Luscious cucumber, tomato, red onion, feta cheese, parsley mixed with Zahtar, lemon juice and olive oil.  Soo delicious.  My kiddos adore this.  Great for a quick meal on its own or serve with Sumac-Sheet Pan Chicken.


Zahtar is a middle-eastern/mediterranean spice mix that is hand blended from sesame seeds, coriander, sumac, thyme, cumin and black pepper.  This is fantastic on chicken, fish, vegetables, bread and dips (mix with Feta cheese and olive oil for a great dip with pita chips).


We enjoyed a cold glass of chablis with this salad.


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Chicken Shawarma

Posted by Wine & Spice on 9/4/2016 to Exotic Spices


Another new exotic spice blend to try! Shawarma, a Middle Eastern, Mediterranean spice mixture that is hand blended with cumin, coriander, garlic, paprika, tumeric, black pepper, cloves, cayenne and cinnamon.  This truly captures the fabulous flavors of authentic Shawarma.


I chose to make a salad with the marinated and roasted chicken with hummus, cucumber and tomatoes, cabbage and a cilantro dressing. Sooo delicious, healthy and amazingly fresh tasting.  Perfect salad for dinner on a warm night or hot in pita bread for a cold night.  My kids love this!


We enjoyed an ice-cold glass of Pinot Grigio with this meal.


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Chicken Bahn Mi Sandwich

Posted by Wine & Spice on 8/25/2016 to Grilling Fun!


Trying new and exotic spice blends is soo much fun!  I had never tried making a Bahn Mi Sandwich before.  This sandwich is a "street food" in Vietnam, I have seen them at restaurants and in many cooking magazines.  They looked great, but seemed too exotic to make, that I needed way to many spices I would never use again.  When Milford Spice Company introduced the Easy Bahn Mi blend, I had no more excuses…


The Easy Bahn Mi is salt-free and hand blended from demerara sugar, ginger, coriander, clove, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, sesame, black pepper and lemongrass. Great as a dry rub or a marinade.


The final result was a sandwich with a complex layers of flavors.  So fresh and flavorful.  This is easily a new family favorite.  I marinated the chicken and made some quick pickled veggies.  So delicious!


We enjoyed an ice-cold beer with this sandwich.


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Seoul City BBQ Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Posted by Wine & Spice on 5/26/2016 to Quick & Easy


Seoul City BBQ is such a fun spice blend to play around with.  This mix is hand blended with demerara sugar, garlic, onion, sea salt, black pepper, sesame, soy sauce, ginger, Korean chile flakes, orange, turmeric and chives. It is really great on chicken, beef, pork, fish or really good on roasted vegetables too.  Using it is like to travel with your taste buds.  Quickly becoming another favorite!


My kids have been begging me to make Chicken Lettuce Wraps, we love this at P.F. Changs.  This is my version of that dish.  Depending on your love of spicy, use more or less of the sriracha sauce.


An ice cold glass of Chardonnay is very tasty with this dish.


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Zahtar Middle Eastern Taco's

Posted by Wine & Spice on 11/30/2015 to Quick & Easy

I adore playing with new spices!  Zahtar is a Middle Eastern spice blend that has become a new favorite.  It is hand blended from sesame seeds, coriander, sumac, thyme, cumin and black pepper.  It has a distinctive lemony flavor that is derived from the berries of the Sumac bush that grows in the Middle East and in Italy.  This is great on veggies, fish and chicken.


Today I made a fun taco that is so delicious with a new flavor profile.  So fun to experiment!


We sipped an ice cold beer with this meal.


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Moroccan Sweet Potato & Chickpea Soup

Posted by Gourmet Protoge on 10/29/2015 to Soup

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Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Easy Mole Sauce

Posted by Wine & Spice on 9/8/2015 to South of the Border

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This time of year, we can harvest the vegetables we have taken such loving care of all summer. All of the peppers are ripe and I adore Poblano peppers. I decided to stuff the poblano and make a fabulous Mole sauce using It’s a Mad, Mad, Mole seasoning. Mole sauce is something that usually is very time consuming and complicated to make. Using Milford Spice’s Mole seasoning made this a breeze and fantastic!


I hope you enjoy!


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Korean BBQ Sirloin Skewers

Posted by Wine & Spice on 6/1/2015 to Grilling Fun!

I received another brand new spice today.  Seoul City BBQ!  I am so excited to try it out.  I bought a thick sirloin steak to make skewers with, mmmmmm.   This turned out way beyond my expectations!  The flavor was fantastic, sweet and spicy with a really good asian flair.


Really easy to make on the grill.  A family light meal, perfect for a warm summer day.  The whole family loved it!


I served this with short grain white rice and a slaw of cucumbers, cabbage, fresno pepper and Seoul City BBQ.  Fresh and cool.


I enjoyed a cold Cass Korean beer with this meal.


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Moroccan Lamb & Lentils

Posted by Wine & Spice on 5/22/2015 to Exotic Spices

I am having so much fun learning to cook with new and unusual spices!  Zahtar is one of my new favorites.  It originates in Middle Eastern cuisine and prior to trying this from Milford Spice Company had never heard of it.  I really like it on Naan or as a finishing touch on soups and Middle Eastern dishes like this one.  I also used the Moroccan Vegetable Rub which is fabulous on much more than vegetables!


This May in Colorado has beed really wet and cold!  This is a light dish but hearty enough for for a cold day.  It is also a super quick and easy meal to make!  My hubby and girls loved this dish, I hope your family will too!


I served Naan with this, simply prepared with garlic butter and Zahtar.  Really yummy!


A glass of Spanish Rioja went beautifully with this meal.


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