Vegan Tikka Masala

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



I am beginning to really love Vegetarian and/or Vegan entrees once or twice a week. It makes you feel soo good! My daughters and I adore Indian food and decided to try a vegan version of Tikka.

MSC Tikka Masala is hand blended from guajillo chili powder, bay leaves, smoked sweet paprika, turmeric, roasted garlic, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, cumin, fenugreek, cardamom, nutmeg and cloves.

A lot of recipes call for a can of coconut milk and yogurt. I chose to make mine without. The result is a light and delicious Tikka Masala. But, you certainly can add one or both, but not needed.

The flavor is amazing! A touch of heat, just enough to tickle your taste buds.

A lovely glass of Pinto Grigio pairs beautifully with this dish. 

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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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Skillet Fried Chicken

Posted by Sandy on 4/23/2019 to Chicken & Poultry
Recipe courtesy of Pat Bafile, P. B. Photo/Graphics.

Fried chicken (also referred to as Southern fried chicken for the variant in the United States) is a dish consisting of chicken pieces usually from broiler chickens which have been floured or battered and then pan-fried, deep fried, or pressure fried. The breading adds a crisp coating or crust to the exterior of the chicken. 

What separates fried chicken from other fried forms of chicken is that generally the chicken is cut at the joints, and the bones and skin are left intact. Crisp well-seasoned skin, rendered of excess fat, is a hallmark of well-made fried chicken.

Summer Chicken Zing is a zesty blend of traditional spices with hints of heat and citrus. Use it to spice up your chicken on the barbie, or season whole poultry, poultry sections and boneless poultry. It's great on pork as well! Heck, we use it on just about everything. Even makes a quick dip for veggies or crackers when added to a little cream cheese and/or sour cream.

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Ground Chicken Sandwich with Taleggio Cheese

Posted by Sandy on 4/22/2019 to 20 Minute Skillet
Recipe courtesy of Pat Bafile, P. B. Photo/Graphics.

Ground chicken is just as versatile as ground beef. It’s lighter in taste than other ground meat and
has less fat and calories, so it’s a healthier option but still easy to use and economical too. 

Taleggio is a semisoft, washed-rind, smear-ripened Italian cheese that is named after Val Taleggio. The cheese has a thin crust and a strong aroma, but its flavor is comparatively mild with an unusual fruity tang. Our Ground Chicken Sandwich uses Milford Spice Company's Summer Chicken Zing for a delectable taste.

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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.

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket

Posted by Sandy on 4/14/2019 to Beef, Pork & Lamb
Recipe courtesy of Pat Bafile, P. B. Photo/Graphics.

Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal. It is usually sold boneless. Because brisket is a tough cut of meat, it's best when braised (that is, simmered in a small amount 
of liquid), either in the oven, the slow cooker, or on the stove top. Two different cuts of brisket are available. The beef brisket is one of the nine beef primal cuts, though the precise definition of the 
cut differs internationally. The meat must be cooked correctly to achieve a tender result.

Russian Beef Stroganoff

Posted by Sandy on 4/8/2019 to Beef, Pork & Lamb
Recipe courtesy of Pat Bafile, P. B. Photo/Graphics.

Beef Stroganoff or Beef Stroganov is a Russian dish of sautéed pieces of beef served in a sauce with smetana (sour cream). From its origins in mid-19th-century Russia, it has become popular
around the world, with considerable variation from the original recipe.

This recipe uses Milford Spice Company's It's all Greek to Me which is hand blended from Greek oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, parsley, Korintje cinnamon and ground nutmeg.
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