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Recipes

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower

A bold mix of spices and a high-heat cooking method makes for an exciting cauliflower dish.

Lighter Split Pea Soup

A lighter take on classic split pea soup, using bacon and Vanns Smoked Spanish Paprika to provide a nice smoky flavor.

Veselka's Cabbage Soup

A deceptively simple soup with some secret weapons: sauerkraut, allspice, and marjoram.

Tinga de Pollo (Smoky Chicken in a Tomato-Chile Sauce)

A smoky, spicy braised chicken that makes for the perfect taco filling.

Pasta with Cauliflower, Saffron, Crushed Chili Peppers, Parsley, and Feta

A great weeknight pasta dish packed full of vegetables and flavor.

Chicken Fajitas with Poblanos, Onions, and Salsa

Sizzling fajitas are always an impressive sight at a restaurant, but you can make them easily at home with Vanns Fajita Seasoning!

Ranch Dressing

This homemade ranch dressing is miles ahead of the store bought kind, with much greater flavor and the advantage of being able to adjust the seasonings to your preferences.

Yellow Split Pea Soup with Spiced Yogurt

A different take on split pea soup, using yellow split peas instead of green, with a swirl of spiced yogurt to brighten things up.

Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe uses a perfectly balanced blend of spices to enhance the banana flavor, as well as the power of whole wheat flour to create an uncommonly moist loaf.

Braised Chicken with Moroccan Spices, Preserved Lemon, and Green Olives

Here's a warming braised chicken dish to brighten up your dinner on a cold evening. Packed with Moroccan spices, preserved lemons, and briny green olives, this dish offers a punch of flavor with relatively little effort.

Baked Eggs with Kale, Yogurt, and Spiced Butter

Here's a warming, healthy breakfast that feels indulgent, all because of the power of the runny egg yolk. 

Mexican Chocolate Crackle Cookies

These are the cookies that you should add to your stable of Christmas cookie recipes this year. You probably have most of the bases already covered - the classic iced sugar cookies, the beautifully spiced gingerbread, the buttery, crumbly shortbreads, the jam-filled thumbprints.

White Bean and Tomato Gratin with Herbes de Provence

This is a hearty and healthy winter dish -- think of it as a Mediterranean version of baked beans, seasoned with Vanns Herbes de Provence, but with a beautifully crispy bread crumb topping. 

Spiced Chicken Liver Pâté

There’s nothing like an appetizer of pate to set dinner off to an elegant start. Smooth, creamy, rich, and with a little tinge of mineral funk from the livers, this is a dish that says sophistication.

Pumpkin and Cranberry Tea Cake

What could make a well-spiced, perfectly moist, crunchily-topped pumpkin bread even better? Why cranberries, of course.

Dilly Dip

It’s that time of the year again -- holiday cocktail party season! Maybe you’re hosting one yourself; maybe you’ve been invited and would like to bring a snack along.

Mulled Cider

Making mulled cider is even easier than pie. You might not even need a recipe for it, to be honest -- pouring some cider in a pot and chucking some Vanns Mulling Spices in there to simmer for an hour or so will probably work out pretty well!

Pumpkin Maple Muffins

It’s pumpkin muffin season! But these aren’t your typical giant, overly orange, super sweet cupcakes-masquerading-as-muffins -- these are the real deal.

Spiced Cauliflower "Couscous"

Cauliflower is a real shape-shifter these days. There’s cauliflower fried rice, cauliflower pizza crust, buffalo cauliflower “wings” -- it’s great to see this versatile vegetable stepping out of its steamer basket comfort zone!

Preserved Lemons

There’s nothing better than a homemade holiday gift, especially one that keeps giving and giving throughout the year.

Raz El Hanout Roasted Squash

Roasted squash is one of the easiest but most satisfying side dishes of autumn. Corners, edges, and outside surfaces brown and crisp in the oven, while the insides become deliciously creamy.

Moroccan Carrots

Moroccan carrots are a fairly ubiquitous dish, and with good reason. The common thread throughout the many variations is the combination of sweet, earthy carrots, tart lemon juice, a luxurious amount of olive oil, and the perfect blend of spices.

Focaccia with Smoked Paprika Butter

Both of these recipes are kind of magical -- they take super simple ingredients like water, flour, butter, salt, and Vanns Smoked Spanish Paprika and turn them into beautiful, impressive golden brown focaccia and a deeply orange-red, perfectly flavored smoked paprika butter to be spread on top. It makes a great appetizer for any occasion, but be careful that your guests don’t fill themselves up on it! It’s a little bit addictive.

Carrot Cake for a Crowd

Making dessert for a crowd can be difficult. Something like a pie is almost big enough, but you'll have to carefully dissect it into tiny slivers to really make it work. A layer cake looks spectacular, but presents the same slicing problem.

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

This dip recipe is simple to make, looks great, and is quite healthy, with no added fat and a nice punch of fiber from the black beans! What else could you ask for? Oh right, it tastes great as well!

Spaghetti Squash with Moroccan Spices

Spaghetti squash is kind of a magical vegetable. If you cut it open before cooking, it looks like a normal, solid, bright yellow squash.

Indian-Spiced Cashews

These toasted and spiced nuts couldn’t be simpler, and couldn’t be more of an impressive dish to toss together to bring to a cocktail party. A combination of earthy coriander, cumin, and turmeric play beautifully off the natural nutty sweetness of cashews, with cayenne and salt adding a pop of salt and spice.

Mesquite Barbecue Beans

It may be September, but barbecue season isn’t over yet! While the weather’s still warm, and friends are still throwing meat and vegetables on the grill, it’s time to give this hearty, crowd-pleasing side dish a try. You’d never think that beans could be a showstopper of a dish, but these have the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, smoky and spicy.

Falafel Sandwiches with Awesome Condiments

These falafel sandwiches are straight-up amazing. The falafel is flavorful, crisp, and light, so good that even by itself it’s a wonderful thing.

Nut and Seed Crackers with Rosemary

These crackers are delicious -- light, crunchy, full of the textures and flavors of nuts and dried fruit, with a hint of herbs and spices. They’re amazing on a cheese plate.