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Spicy Cumin Lamb Meatballs with Sichuan Cucumber Salad

Vanns Sichuan Peppercorns add a spicy twist to cumin-scented lamb meatballs, counterbalanced with a cooling cucumber salad.

Curried Baked Brown Rice with Tomatoes and Peas

By baking brown rice instead of steaming it on the stove, the risk of over or undercooking disappears - in this version, Vanns Curry Powder and a few simple vegetables add flavor and texture.

Cardamom Dutch Baby with Blackberry Compote

A fluffy, crispy, buttery Dutch baby pancake is spiced up with warm Vanns Cardamom and Cinnamom and topped with a sharp, sweet blackberry compote.

Cardamom-Almond Rice Pudding

Vanns ground cardamom and almond extract add a fragrant twist to classic rice pudding, while cooking the rice in almond milk lightens things up.

Chili Oil with Garlic, Scallions, and Star Anise

A versatile spicy chili oil with more flavor than you'd expect, thanks to the addition of Vanns Star Anise, garlic, scallions, and fresh ginger.

Vegetable Pho

A blend of aromatic spices brings the traditional complex flavors of pho to a vegetarian version.

Spicy Italian Sausage, Kale, and Potato Soup

Spicy, savory Italian sausage, earthy kale, sweet caramelized onions, and creamy potatoes combine with chicken stock and a sprinkling of parmesan and black pepper to create the perfect cold-weather soup.

Lemony Chicken and Rice with Broccoli

A warm spice blend and bright lemon zest and juice bring juicy chicken, fluffy basmati rice, and tender broccoli together in this one-pot meal.

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.