This is one of my favorite kinds of dishes -- one that’s made up entirely of ingredients that are likely part of your rotation of pantry staples, but which, when combined and cooked in just the right way, make a dish that feels truly luxurious.
Onions and rosemary work together with a sweet-tart combination of vinegars, honey, and wine to yield a sophisticated, melt-in-your-mouth onion jam, ready to be slathered on sandwiches or served on delicate toasts with a little bit of ricotta cheese at a dinner party.
It keeps for quite a long time in the fridge, too, so you can have a little taste of luxury whenever the mood strikes you.
Makes about 3 cups. Adapted from Serious Eats.
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.
Vanns Quebec Steak Seasoning is the secret ingredient that makes the flavor of these burger patties shine.
This soup falls into the category of “Total Classic” and deservedly so. The silky bean and vegetable soup and the woody aroma of rosemary make for perfect complements to each other, the starch of the beans standing up to rosemary’s strong flavor, and the flavor of the rosemary bringing out depths of flavor in the beans that otherwise might remain hidden.
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.
Vanns Fajita Seasoning doesn't need to stay inside of a tortilla - it makes for a great fajita-inspired turkey burger as well!
This is my ideal summer dish. It’s healthy, packed with flavor, and makes use of the bounty of zucchini that appears in gardens and stores each June.
Have you ever heard of sumac? If you live in the American South, you may think of it as a weed. But hopefully after making this recipe, you will now think of it as a delicious weed.
These falafel sandwiches are straight-up amazing. The falafel is flavorful, crisp, and light, so good that even by itself it’s a wonderful thing.
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.
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.