Vanns Caraway and Star Anise come together in an unlikely but delicious flavor pairing in this recipe for crispy roasted brussels sprouts tossed in a sweet, sharp, and perfectly spiced dressing.
Brussels sprouts roasted with oil and salt are perfectly delicious, but if you really want to elevate the vegetable, toss them with a dressing that will seep into every crispy nook and cranny after they come out of the oven. This recipe brings together the sharp spice of Star Anise with the earthy warmth of Caraway Seeds. Both spices have flavor profiles rooted in a delicate licorice scent, so they pair quite well together. Toss the sprouts with a sweet and sharp dressing and a generous handful of herbs, all of which can be prepared while the sprouts are roasting, and you have a vibrant vegetable side dish that will happily accompany just about any cuisine.
Serves 6 as a side. Adapted from Bar Tartine.
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.
A blend of aromatic spices brings the traditional complex flavors of pho to a vegetarian version.
The delicate anise flavor of Vanns Tarragon shines in this recipe for a classic dressing, lightened up with the use of Greek yogurt, tossed with a salad as crisp and green as the dressing itself.
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.
Oven-baked sweet potato fries dusted with a savory seasoning mix pair perfectly with a slightly sweet, smoky aioli.
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.
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.
A lighter take on cream of broccoli soup, with a topping of spiced, roasted pepitas that heightens the toasty flavor of the roasted broccoli.
So, you made harissa, that beautifully-spiced sauce that’s sweet, smoky, and packs a nice heat. What next? Mix it into everything! Mix it into hummus or stir a dollop into soup.
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!