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. Tossing the squash with simple olive oil, salt, and pepper is a great way to season it, but sometimes you have to mix things up a bit and use other spices to bring out the different qualities of the squash's flavors.
Vanns Raz El Hanout is one great roasted squash remix! The warm flavors of the spice blend go beautifully with the squash's sweetness, while a touch of spice adds some excitement. Rax El Hanout is one of those great spice blends that straddles the line between savory and sweet, much like a butternut squash, and then two work together perfectly. A little extra cumin and a hearty dose of salt and pepper keep this side dish firmly in savory territory. And this is just a starting template for spice roasted squash! For an Indian twist, try it with Vanns Garam Masala; to add it to a burrito bowl, toss it with Vanns Spicy Fajita Rub. The flavor possibilities are endless!
Serves 4-6 as a side dish.
Rice bowls are starting to be a big thing these days, and there's a good reason. Take something a little saucy, something with some great texture, something with protein or some bite to it, arrange on top of rice, add the condiments of your choice, and enjoy your healthy, delicious, and filling meal!
A fairly simple set of ingredients combines with a blend of Vanns spices to create a complex and hearty dish that your guests might not even realize is vegetarian. A perfectly poached egg on top means this dish can be enjoyed from breakfast to dinner.
This is it, folks. This is the perfect, unexpected, amazing vegetable soup, adapted from Michael Solomonov’s beast of a cookbook Zahav. This recipe is the perfect example of his brilliant and unusual use of commonplace spices and other ingredients.
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.
There’s a small restaurant chain in Los Angeles called Zankou Chicken that is well known for its super secret chicken shawarma recipe, which is crispy and juicy and beautifully spiced and comes with a crazy-good garlic sauce that will make your breath reek for at least the next few hours if not days.
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.
Creamy raita and tangy tomato chutney offer the perfect accompaniment to these crispy, savory, Indian-spiced potato patties spiked with a generous amount of spinach.
The earthy spice of Vanns Harissa, slight green bitterness of Vanns Celery Seed, and heat of Vanns Aleppo Style Chili Flakes bring some excitement to tender roast chicken, with sumac-marinated red onions adding a pop of brightness.
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.
It’s going to be a cold one on the East Coast this weekend — time for a warming breakfast that gives you the power and energy to get through the day. Here’s one amazing option — Shakshuka! Not only is it fun to say, it’s a delicious, savory, healthy egg dish that makes for an exciting and comforting meal.