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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.

Carrot, Red Lentil, and Cumin Soup

Cumin and a blend of other spices add complexity to this carrot and lentil soup that is surprisingly simple to prepare.

Blackened Fish with Smoky Braised Collards and Polenta

A complete meal in a bowl, inspired by classic Southern flavors.

Simple Lentil Soup

A simple but perfectly balanced lentil soup, great for lunch with a slice of buttered crusty bread.

Summer Succotash with Smoked Paprika

A lightened up version of a classic summer succotash, with Vanns Smoked Spanish Paprika taking the place of bacon.

Harissa Lamb Burgers with Feta Tzatziki and Sumac Onions

Vanns Harissa adds spice and flavor to this Middle Eastern-inspired burger, perfect for your grill or your stovetop.

Cherry Torte with Cardamom and Black Pepper

Cherries, cardamom, and black pepper are a match made in heaven in this buttery, not-too-sweet cake.

Cherry Shrub with Black Pepper and Vanilla

An old-fashioned method of fruit preservation yields a tangy, fruity syrup that can be added to soda water, cocktails, and more.

Smoked Salmon Dip

This creamy dip infused with dill and other savory flavors is equally at home on a bagel or a carrot stick.

Spiced Caramel Corn with Peanuts

A warmly spiced caramel corn that's a perfect party favor or sweet snack.

Simple Zahtar-Labneh Dip

A four-ingredient appetizer that showcases the tangy, creaminess of labneh and the herbal flavors of Vanns Zahtar.

Spiced Grilled Pork Tenderloin

A sophisticated spiced pork appetizer (or light main) that's delicious whether made on the grill or the grill pan.

Smoky Hawaiian Slow-Cooker Pork with Cabbage

A three-ingredient slow-cooker dish infused with the flavor of hickory smoke, thanks to Vanns Hickory Smoked Sea Salt.

Cod Cakes with Chesapeake Bay Seafood Seasoning

A more economical version of the crab cake, with cod replacing the crab, and Vanns Chesapeake Bay Seafood Seasoning providing that classic Maryland flavor.

Perfectly Seasoned Burgers

Vanns Quebec Steak Seasoning is the secret ingredient that makes the flavor of these burger patties shine.

Spiced Mint Tea with Ginger and Lemon

A refreshing herbal tea with bold flavors and an earthy, spiced flavor profile. 

Turmeric Pickled Cauliflower

Turmeric adds dramatic color and delightful flavor to this crunchy pickled cauliflower, a great addition to any meal.

Cumin, Sumac, and Chili Lamb Meatballs

Juicy lamb meatballs seasoned with a Turkish spice blend make for a delicious sandwich filling or appetizer.

Four-Pepper Feta and Yogurt Dip

This easy dip uses the power of four different kinds of peppers to build layers of spicy, sweet flavor on top of the salty tang of creamy feta cheese and Greek yogurt.


Chicken and Chickpea Tagine

A hearty combination of moist braised dark-meat chicken and tender chickpeas seasoned with a warm, Moroccan-inspired spice blend.