Baked Zucchini Coins

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/27/2019 to Vegetarian

Who doesn’t adore the bounty towards the end of summer? Zucchini has been plentiful and delicious. I tried something similar to this recipe at a restaurant years ago and thought it would be fun to replicate.


Today I used Louisiana Red Beans & Rice, this is hand blended from onion, garlic, parsley, celery, cumin, cayenne, bay leaf and red pepper flakes. The name is deceiving as you can use this very versatile blend in just about anything! It is a bit smokey with just a hint of heat and is great in anything from beans (check out Instant Pot Baked Beans) to salad dressing.


This is great as an appetizer on warm summer nights! I used a ranch dressing to dip the coins in, but you can use any type of dipping sauce you wish.


An iced cold Blue Moon beer paired really well with this.


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Moroccan Couscous Salad with Spring Vegetables

Posted by Sandy on 4/26/2019 to Vegetarian
Recipe courtesy of Marie Kelly, Milford Kitchen.

This fantastic salad with couscous and spring vegetables was created by Marie Kelly from Milford Kitchen. The recipe uses asparagus and spring onions which are excellent this time of year. The chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans or chi-chi beans) complement this healthy salad with their crunchy goodness and are also high in fiber and protein.


The dressing is seasoned with Moroccan Vegetable Rub from Milford Spice Company. This spice blend is blended from cumin, coriander, chili powder, smoked sweet paprika, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cayenne and cloves. It will add a delicious pop of flavor to the salad.


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Meatless Mushroom Lasagna

Posted by Sandy on 4/22/2019 to Vegetarian
Recipe courtesy of Pat Bafile, P. B. Photo/Graphics.

Lasagna are a type of wide, flat pasta, possibly one of the oldest types of pasta. Lasagne, or the singular lasagna, commonly refers to a culinary dish made with stacked layers of pasta alternated with sauces and ingredients such as meats, vegetables and cheese, and sometimes topped with melted grated cheese.

Typically, the cooked pasta is assembled with the other ingredients and then baked in an oven. The resulting lasagne casserole is cut into single-serving square portions. Here is a recipe for a delicious Meatless Mushroom Lasagna, incorporating the versatile Milford Spice Company's An Evening in Tuscany.

Dillicious Potatoes Anna

Posted by Wine & Spice on 3/30/2019 to Side Dish

Dillicious is a bright and flavorful blend of onion, garlic, salt, parsley, black pepper and dill weed. Fantastic on veggies, fish, chicken or as a dip and salad dressing. See the product info on website for a great ranch dressing recipe!


This potato dish is great with anything that you would serve potatoes with. It is crispy and crunchy on the outside, soft and wonderful on the inside. I served with Sous Vide Lamb Chops and Asparagus.


I highly recommend using a cast iron skillet for this dish. The heat generated creates such a wonderful crust! You can use a large one or a couple (or more) small ones. It is kind of fun for everyone to get a mini Pommes Anna each!


A lovely glass of Petite Sirah pairs beautifully with this dish. 




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Arborio Rice Dressing

Posted by Sandy on 3/21/2019 to Chicken & Poultry
Recipe courtesy of Pat Bafile, P. B. Photo/Graphics.

This recipe is my mom's Rice Dressing and it's a great side dish. She would make a strong tasting homemade Chicken Broth for this recipe. There is lots of chicken fat that adds a smooth richness to this dish. I changed the rice from a standard rice to Arborio. It is great with Baked Chicken or Pork Roast. You can use the leftover rice by making rice balls or patties with Panko bread crumbs the next day.

Air Fryer Tikka Crunchy Garbanzo Beans

Posted by Wine & Spice on 1/14/2019 to Vegetarian

I received an Air Fryer for Christmas and absolutely love it! I look forward to sharing many recipes that are light, healthy and delicious.


I have made crunchy garbanzo beans in the oven before for a healthy snack. They took almost an hour to make. In the air fryer—15 minutes. Perfectly crunchy and seasoned to perfection! You can use any seasoning that sounds good to you.  


Today I used Tikka Masala. This mix is hand blended with guajillo chile powder, bay leaves, smoked sweet paprika, turmeric, roasted garlic, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, cumin, fenugreek, cardamom, caraway, nutmeg and cloves—it's wonderful. Use this in a traditional Tikka Masala dish but it's fantastic on roasted potatoes, popcorn, fish, chicken and veggies.


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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Posted by Wine & Spice on 10/30/2018 to Vegetarian

Pumpkin seeds are the perfect blank canvas for any seasoning. So simple to make and they are healthy and delicious. Great with a cold beer as you are passing out candy, or fantastic as a part of your Thanksgiving appetizer spread.


Today I chose to use Honey Chipotle. This is hand blended with granulated honey, sea salt, chipotle powder, granulated onion, Spanish paprika and Italian seasoning. Wonderful on salmon, shrimp, veggies, chicken, pork and popcorn! Sweet with a little bit of heat! Absolutely fantastic!


Mix raw cleaned pumpkin seeds with olive oil if you are using a savory spice and melted butter if you are going to the sweet side.


The most important part of getting crispy, crunchy seeds is to clean them really well and to boil them. It seems like an unnecessary step but this actually par cooks the seeds and ensures that they cook fully, when baked. Make sure to display your pumpkin!



Any cold beverage is fantastic with this treat!


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Sweet Potato Quiche

Posted by Wine & Spice on 10/12/2018 to Vegetarian

Sweet potatoes are generally available all year round, but tend to become really popular during late fall. Today I decided to make a light lunch using sweet potatoes as the crust for my quiche. That makes this a low carb and low calorie lunch, light and delicious!


I chose Fish Delish to season the dish. It is hand blended with thyme, Greek oregano, basil, rosemary, sage, orange zest, lemon zest and fennel. This blend is fantastic as the "ultimate fish seasoning" of fennel and then the added citrus twist of lemon and orange zest. Fish Delish is also fabulous on chicken and pork. It also makes a wonderful salad dressing. To make 1 cup of dressing mix 1-2 tbsp seasoning in 2 tbsp water, let stand 5 minutes. Whisk in 1/3 cup red wine vinegar and 1/2 cup olive oil. Place any left over dressing in refrigerator.


Enjoy this quiche as a delightful brunch dish or cut into squares as an appetizer.



A cool glass of Chardonnay pairs beautifully with this dish.


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Israeli Chopped Salad

Posted by Wine & Spice on 8/13/2018 to Exotic Spices


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. So 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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Chimichurri Sauce

Posted by Wine & Spice on 7/11/2018 to Vegetarian

We have had a streak of ridiculously hot weather lately. A Chimichurri Sauce is an Argentinian herb sauce that can be served with steak, fish, chicken or pork. It is also fabulous served over roasted or grilled veggies for our Keto/Vegan friends.


I used Red Pepper flakes to add a little heat to this sauce. Depending on what herbs you have growing in your garden, you can add a little thyme, oregano, basil or rosemary. You can season this fabulously easy sauce with Adobo LimePerfect Chili, Mexican Blast, and if you switch out cilantro with basil use An Evening in Tuscany!


I served this with an Adobo Lime seasoned skirt steak with Perfect Chili Oven Roasted Potatoes. Click links to see these recipes.


A nice iced cold Corona Light with Lime pairs really well with this dish.


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Perfect Chili Oven Roasted Potatoes

Posted by Wine & Spice on 7/11/2018 to Vegetarian

This is a super quick side dish to prepare. Potatoes can handle any seasoning, so be creative.  


Today I am using Perfect Chili Seasoning. This fantastic mix is hand blended using Ancho chile powder, pasilla negro chile powder, smoked paprika, granulated onion, granulated garlic and cumin. This blend is fantastic on potatoes, sweet potatoes and corn on the cob. And, of course Chili!


Potatoes can be a blank canvas for almost any seasoning. Try Dillicious, Adobo Lime, Red Beans & Rice and DiDad's Passion for Pepper.


Enjoy!


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Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto

Posted by Wine & Spice on 6/6/2018 to Vegetarian

I love substituting cauliflower for many different starches. Today I decided to try my hand at a risotto using Johnny Pizza. This flavorful mix is hand blended with Mediterranean oregano, basil, garlic, onion, thyme, fennel seed, red bell pepper, crushed red pepper, parsley and marjoram. Fabulous as an Italian blend or amazing in your pizza sauce or my favorite—bake it into the crust! You can also use it to add pizzaz to a frozen pizza.


You can vary this recipe to accommodate any diet. I used parmesan cheese but you can use brewers yeast just as well. If you are using real cheese make sure you get a chunk of parmesan and freshly shred for the recipe, it makes all the difference!


This risotto is so rich and creamy! You will not miss the rice.


A nice glass of Chianti Classico tasted fabulous with this dish.



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Baked Italian Rice

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/28/2018 to Vegetarian

Johnny Pizza is another spice blend that is extremely versatile. It is hand blended with Mediterranean oregano, basil, garlic, onion, thyme, fennel seed, red bell pepper, crushed red pepper, parsley and marjoram. It is great to sprinkle on a pre-made pizza, fantastic in a sauce, or my personal favorite—bake it into a homemade pizza crust. So good!


Today I decided to make an Italian Baked Rice. Added lots of veggies, this is so easy and very flavorful. I served this with a Baked Chicken also seasoned with Johnny Pizza and finished with some fresh mozzarella cheese.


A glass of Chianti was delightful with this meal.



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Hemp Seed Falafel with Tikka Masala Sauce

Posted by Natalia C on 4/26/2018 to Vegetarian

Many people on a ketogenic or low carb vegan diet are constantly looking for ways to increase protein to hit their macros. This pseudo falafel is made with hemp seeds rather than the traditional chickpeas. Hemp seeds boast a great nutritional profile with 10 grams for just 3 tablespoons. As a bonus, their 14 grams of fat per serving largely comes from healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.


This recipe uses Tikka Masala which is a fantastic blend of guajillo chile powder, bay leaves, smoked sweet paprika, turmeric, roasted garlic, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, cumin, fenugreek, cardamom, caraway, nutmeg and cloves. Wonderful on veggies and also great on chicken.



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Keto Vegan Taco Salad

Posted by Natalia C on 4/22/2018 to Vegetarian

I adore Mexican food. Ripe avocados, bright red tomato salsa, and aromatic cumin, garlic, and onions create some of the most satisfying dishes for my palate. As I continue to move toward a 100% plant-based lifestyle, I was hard-pressed to find a convincing taco meat substitute that was not riddled with a laundry list of unidentifiable ingredients and didn't break the bank. This paleo/keto/vegan "taco meat" recipe was the perfect solution. The mushrooms add a rich and meaty flavor while the combination of soaked and dry English walnuts helps create the consistency and texture of ground beef. The Mexican Blast blend tied all of the ingredients together to yield a truly delicious and authentic dish. 


Natalia is a new blogger for our website. We are so happy to have her here! Here is a little information about her:


Natalia Chung is a professional writer and editor located in central Pennsylvania. She's written for a variety of publications across a range of mediums and is currently the Communications Manager of a environmental non-profit dedicated to supporting K-12 schools through sustainability initiatives, tracking tools, and programs. In efforts to create a more sustainable future she has also become a dedicated plant-based blogger on a mission to create recipes that are both delicious and environmentally friendly. 


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Roasted Garden Glory Cauliflower Steaks

Posted by Wine & Spice on 4/16/2018 to Vegetarian

It seems that anything Cauliflower these days is in vogue! Low carb, low calorie and very nutritious not to mention great flavor and texture. What's not to love?


I've been wanting to try cauliflower steaks for quite a while. One of the the newer spice blends that I've purchased is Garden Glory. There is a touch of molasses which helps coax out the carmelization. It is hand blended from garlic, salt, paprika, onion, black pepper, thyme, red bell pepper, molasses, oregano, serrano and vinegar. It is fantastic on roasted root veggies like sweet potatoes and onions. This also makes a great vinaigrette! Click here for more info on that.


This recipe could not be any easier! You can also try grilling these!


A glass of Chardonnay went very well with this meal.



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Bean Salad with Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette

Posted by Wine & Spice on 3/10/2018 to Quick & Easy

My girls asked me to come up with something filling and healthy they could have for lunch and snack on after school. A bean salad is the perfect quick and easy meal. Protein, lots of veggies with a tangy delicious vinaigrette. It lasts in the refrigerator for almost a week, just stir before serving.


I did a three bean combo and you can use any combination of beans that appeals to you. Same with the veggie combo that you choose. I did a Southwestern spin on this using Honey Chipotle in the vinaigrette. Honey Chipotle is one of our favorite blends. It is hand blended using granulated honey, sea salt, chipotle powder, granulated onion, Spanish paprika and Italian seasoning. The combination of smokey sweet heat is amazing on salmon, shrimp, chicken, veggies and more.


Make your own version of bean salad using the beans and veggies of your choice with any spice blend that sounds good to you. See this handy chart to make your own vinaigrette.


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Zucchini Carbonara with Shrimp

Posted by Wine & Spice on 11/27/2017 to Seafood

My family has fallen in love with Zucchini noodles! There are so many different spiralizers out there, you should try one!


For this meal I used veggie leftovers and shrimp from the freezer. You can use chicken or no meat at all. Typically carbonara has bacon, though I did not use today. Quick, easy and light—great for a weekday meal!


I decided to use DiDad’s Passion for Pepper in this dish. It is hand blended from Black pepper, granulated onion, granulated garlic, celery seed and sweet bell pepper. This blend is great on steaks and roasts, or just keep on table and sprinkle it on just about anything you would use pepper for.


A glass of Merlot is perfect with this dish!


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Pinto Beans with Adobo Lime

Posted by Wine & Spice on 10/4/2017 to Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker

I have a new toy!  The Instant Pot…  There has been so much talk about this product I had to see what it was all about.  I adore this pot!  I did not think I would, but it adds so much flavor to what you are cooking, it is hard not to love.  The high pressure drives the flavor into food.  I cooked these beans from dried to fabulous in an hour.


I used Adobo Lime to season my beans.  Adobo Lime is hand blended from fennel seed, cumin, coriander, black pepper, garlic, Mexican oregano, lime zest, kosher salt, thyme and rosemary.  Great in green chili, soups, vegetables.  One of Milford Spice Company’s all-time Best Sellers!


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Zucchini Formaggio

Posted by Wine & Spice on 9/6/2017 to Spiralized

I love wandering the Farmers' Markets to see what strikes me for a healthy summer dinner.  Today the beautiful zucchini spoke to me.  I decided to play with my spiralizer using an attachment I had not tried before.  I used the large core blade to my Kitchen Aid Spiralizing attachment.


I used Buon Appetito to season my zucchini.  This fabulous Italian blend is a balanced mix of Greek oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, rosemary and sage.  Great in anything from pasta sauces to baking in bread.  


A nice glass of Shiraz pairs really well with this dish.


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Garden Glory Marinated Tomatoes

Posted by Wine & Spice on 8/16/2017 to Veggies!

My garden is producing a lot of tomatoes.  I love it!  I wanted to make a side dish using my Napa Grape Hybrid tomatoes.  These are so sweet and have a fabulous texture.  Soo good!



Garden Glory is a new spice blend consisting of garlic, salt, paprika, onion, black pepper, thyme, red bell pepper, molasses, oregano, serrano and vinegar.  A delicious blend for roasted or grilled veggies.  A little touch of molasses helps coax out the caramelization.  We especially like it sprinkled on roasted root veggies like sweet potatoes and onions, cauliflower. 


You can use Marinated Tomatoes in sandwiches, salads, omelets, potato salad, or as a bite by themselves.



You can use a larger tomato as well, like these Cherokee Purple.  


A chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc goes very well with this dish.


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Adobo Lime Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Posted by Wine & Spice on 6/16/2017 to Vegetarian

This is one of my favorite salsas.  So fresh tasting with the lovely slightly roasted/charred flavor of the veggies.  I used Adobo Lime in this recipe because is adds such depth to the salsa.  This is hand blended with fennel seed, cumin, coriander, black pepper, garlic, Mexican oregano, lime zest, kosher salt, thyme and rosemary.  It is one of Milford Spice Company’s all time best sellers.  One of my families favorite!


You can vary the peppers you use depending on how spicy you like it.  More serranos and jalapeños=more spicy.


You can use this salsa for anything.  As a topper for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, or just chips.  It is fabulous on Huevos Rancheros too!


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Grilled Mixed Veggies with Up North Grilling

Posted by Wine & Spice on 6/1/2017 to Grilling Fun!

Here is a fabulously simple summer grilled veggie recipe. You can use any mix of fresh veggies you like. I used a grill basket but this works with any type of mesh grill accessory you may have.


I used Up North Grilling in this dish. This blend is made from coriander seed, coarse black pepper, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, onion, garlic, dill, coarse sea salt, caraway seed, thyme and lemon peel. This blend is fantastic on grilled veggies and great on Corn on the cob. Wonderful on steak, pork and chicken.


A glass of cold Chardonnay is a perfect pairing with this dish.


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Grilled Corn

Posted by Wine & Spice on 5/31/2017 to Grilling Fun!

Nothing screams summer like a freshly picked corn on the cob grilled to perfection! Here in Colorado they grow them by the ear…LOL. We love freshly grilled corn in salads, salsas, black beans and of course on the cob!


Up North Grilling is a fantastic blend of coriander seed, coarse black pepper, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, onion, garlic, dill, coarse sea salt, caraway seed, thyme and lemon peel. This blend is great on just about anything savory—veggies, chicken, pork, beef and fish.


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Shredded Potato Kugel Casserole

Posted by Wine & Spice on 3/24/2017 to Holiday Ideas

I have always loved egg noodle kugel.  My friends describing passover to me told me that that you can do something similar using shredded potatoes.  It has the same taste profile as a latke but in a casserole form.


It turned out really well!  DiDad’s Passion for Pepper is a fabulous hand blended mix of black pepper, granulated onion, granulated garlic, celery seed and sweet bell pepper.  This is wonderful on just about anything!


A glass of Pinot Noir paired very well with his meal.


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