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Harissa Lamb Merguez Sausage

Homemade lamb sausage is made easy with the use of Vanns Harissa spice blend.

Baked Island Jerk Wings

The warm and hot spices of Vanns Island Jerk blend make a perfect coating for crispy, oven-baked wings.

Indian-Spiced Creamed Spinach

A lightened-up, spiced-up take on the classic creamed spinach, perfect as an addition to any kind of meal, fully Indian-themed or not.

Chickpea, Chard, and Caraway Sauté

Creamy chickpeas, earthy swiss chard, and aromatic Vanns Caraway Seeds combine with the sweetness of carrots to create a stunner of a vegetable dish that works equally well as a side or a light main.

Turmeric Poached Eggs

Vanns Ground Turmeric adds vibrant color and subtle flavor to poached eggs.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Maple Aioli

Oven-baked sweet potato fries dusted with a savory seasoning mix pair perfectly with a slightly sweet, smoky aioli.

Turkey Taco Salad

A lighter take on a taco salad, featuring ground turkey spiced with Vanns Taco Seasoning, and a homemade pico de gallo salsa.

Laurie Colwin’s Gingerbread

A perfectly spiced cake from writer Laurie Colwin makes for a simple dessert at the end of a meal or a perfect accompaniment to tea or coffee.

Spiced Popcorn Chickpeas

A different side to the humble chickpea, crisped up in olive oil and tossed with an addictively savory blend of spices.

Curried Shepherd's Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

A curried twist on the classic Shepherd's Pie, with sweet potatoes taking the place of mashed white potatoes on top.

Swiss Chard and Zucchini Enchiladas

A vegetable-forward enchilada recipe that doesn’t skimp on flavor.

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

A silky smooth butternut squash soup spiced up with Vanns Mild Curry.

Roasted Broccoli Soup with Spiced Pepitas

A lighter take on cream of broccoli soup, with a topping of spiced, roasted pepitas that heightens the toasty flavor of the roasted broccoli.

Laurie Colwin's Creamed Spinach

A classic comfort food dish, brightened up with the addition of Vanns Celery Salt and pickled jalapeño.

Harissa Butternut Hummus

An autumnal hummus sweeted by butternut squash and spiced up by Vanns Harissa.

Miso-Harissa Roasted Delicata Squash and Kale Salad

A hearty fall salad spiced up with Vanns Harissa and Aleppo Style Chili Flakes, with a touch of savory depth from miso and soy sauce.

Fennel Breakfast Sausage

Making your own breakfast sausage is simpler than you might imagine, and allows you to customize your own flavor profile. 

Lentil Salad with Cumin and Sumac

A simple lentil, vegetable, and herb salad, jazzed up with the addition of cumin and sumac.

Beet-Sumac Soda

A homemade soda that takes its dramatic color and earthy-sweet flavor from beet juice, and a refreshing tang from Vanns Sumac and lemon.

Mango, Turmeric, and Cardamom Lassi

An Indian restaurant staple, this refreshing drink is simple to make at home.

Braised Turmeric Chicken with Sumac and Lime

An easy weeknight braise with minimal ingredients that still results in big flavors.

Chesapeake Cobb Salad

A Chesapeake Bay spin on the classic Cobb Salad, featuring smoked trout and a Vanns Chesapeake Bay Seafood Seasoning spiked ranch dressing.

Carrot, Red Lentil, and Cumin Soup

Cumin and a blend of other spices add complexity to this carrot and lentil soup that is surprisingly simple to prepare.

Blackened Fish with Smoky Braised Collards and Polenta

A complete meal in a bowl, inspired by classic Southern flavors.

Simple Lentil Soup

A simple but perfectly balanced lentil soup, great for lunch with a slice of buttered crusty bread.

Summer Succotash with Smoked Paprika

A lightened up version of a classic summer succotash, with Vanns Smoked Spanish Paprika taking the place of bacon.

Harissa Lamb Burgers with Feta Tzatziki and Sumac Onions

Vanns Harissa adds spice and flavor to this Middle Eastern-inspired burger, perfect for your grill or your stovetop.

Cherry Torte with Cardamom and Black Pepper

Cherries, cardamom, and black pepper are a match made in heaven in this buttery, not-too-sweet cake.

Cherry Shrub with Black Pepper and Vanilla

An old-fashioned method of fruit preservation yields a tangy, fruity syrup that can be added to soda water, cocktails, and more.

Smoked Salmon Dip

This creamy dip infused with dill and other savory flavors is equally at home on a bagel or a carrot stick.