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.
Oven-baked sweet potato fries dusted with a savory seasoning mix pair perfectly with a slightly sweet, smoky aioli.
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.
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.
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 blend of aromatic spices brings the traditional complex flavors of pho to a vegetarian version.
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.
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!
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.