Peruvian-inspired Potato Salad

Peruvian-inspired Potato Salad

by Erica Perez

Our twist on a classic Peruvian side dish, Papa a la Huancaina: a spicy, creamy potato salad that derives its flavor from salty cheese (cotija in this recipe) and fruity aji amarillo chiles. 

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Crispy Cassava Skillet Cakes

Crispy Cassava Skillet Cakes

by Erica Perez

Cassava is a versatile starch used by folks across West Africa and in the diaspora, as well as in South America and the Caribbean. Fresh cassava can be fried, steamed, or used as a base for exciting flavor combinations.

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Toni Morrison's Carrot Spice Cake

Toni Morrison's Carrot Spice Cake

by Erica Perez

This cake is made with a variety of warming spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, and cloves. All of these spices create a flavor profile similar to chai, while enhancing the natural sweetness of the carrots, and bringing out the notes of caramel in the brown butter cream cheese frosting.

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Candied Yams

Candied Yams

by Erica Perez

If you celebrate holidays with family, candied yams are likely to make an appearance during a festive meal. Matt Horn's version is a toned-down version of this dessertlike dish.

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Dukkah Crusted Goat Cheese Salad

Dukkah Crusted Goat Cheese Salad

by Erica Perez

Spice up your salad with these bistro-inspired goat cheese balls rolls in a fragrant, nut-free Dukkah! Sweet, salty, earth and herby flavors marry in this simple salad for a satisfying side dish that hits all the notes.

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Salsa Macha Fish en Papillote

Salsa Macha Fish en Papillote

by Erica Perez

While the name sounds fancy, this quick meal couldn’t be easier to prepare! Use your favorite white fish and let the oven do the work while it steams to flaky perfection in a parcel of parchment paper!

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Eastern Mediterranean Vegetable Kabobs and Yogurt Dip

Eastern Mediterranean Vegetable Kabobs and Yogurt Dip

by Erica Perez

Summertime means it’s time to fire up the grill and serve up something unexpected. These are not your average vegetable kabobs; they are packed with flavors like sumac, spearmint and urfa biber chile flakes.

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Sweet Heat BBQ Jackfruit Tacos

Sweet Heat BBQ Jackfruit Tacos

by Erica Perez

BBQ season just got sweeter with this recipe for Sweet Heat BBQ Jackfruit Tacos! Jackfruit is the perfect plant-based substitute to pulled pork or chicken, and takes on the flavor of whatever you spice it with.

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Dukkah Tomato Salad

Dukkah Tomato Salad

by Erica Perez

Soak up the summer produce and farmers market tomatoes with this simply juicy salad! Marinating pungent red onion with the tomatoes helps make a flavorful salad that is bursting with summer goodness.

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Umami Brownies

Umami Brownies

by Erica Perez

You’ve heard of pairing salt and chocolate, but have you tried umami and chocolate? This unexpected pairing is sure to wow, with a rich chocolatey flavor that is a step up from your typical brownie.

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Salsa Macha Salad Sprinkle

Salsa Macha Salad Sprinkle

by Erica Perez

Spice up your salad game with this crispy, crunchy, spicy salad sprinkle! Salsa Macha is a spicy blend of chiles, sesame seeds, garlic, and shallots, perfect to give your salad a little taste of something different.

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Ata Din Din (Pepper Sauce)

Ata Din Din (Pepper Sauce)

by Erica Perez

Serve Ata Ata Din Din with Jollof Rice or Dodo ati Ewa (Beans and Plantain), or use as a stew for braising beans, meat or fish. It also works great as a spicy condiment on its own.

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