Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, on-camera host, author, and the founder of Salt & Wind and Salt & Wind Travel. She's a California native who has always had a global perspective in her cooking and in life. Over the years, she has visited more than 35 countries and 35 states and has lived in Europe and across the United States. She is on a mission to help food lovers taste the world.

Herb-Orange Turkey Breast with Roasted Pear Gravy  | http://saltandwind.com

Herb-Orange Turkey Breast with Roasted Pear Gravy

Turkey is so about Thanksgiving house that I sometimes forget it's even available any other time of year. Because, if I were to remember, then I'd regularly make this fresh citrus and herb rubbed t...
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Portuguese Sausage Cranberry Brioche Stuffing | http://saltandwind.com

Portuguese Sausage Cranberry Brioche Stuffing

Like the chorizo of Hawaii, Portuguese sausage is a fresh or smoked sweet-spicy sausage that's used in breakfast dishes, plate lunches, and at many tailgates. This recipe combines Portuguese sausag...
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Pecan Pie Maple Shortbread Bars | http://saltandwind.com

Pecan Pie Maple Shortbread Bars

Maybe it's the Irish in me, but I have a major thing for shortbread and have made it every which way imaginable. My father (where I get my Irish from) is obsessed with Pecan Pie so I combined the t...
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Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip

I can't really imagine a time before this Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip was in my life. Okay, that sounds dramatic, but I'm really happy it's in my life. And, since it's friendly to almost an...
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Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail  | http://saltandwind.com

Smoked Whiskey Apple Cider Cocktail

There is a small pinky toe-sized part of me that wishes I were a curmudgeonly writer. That I could pull off the dark wood office look, wear a smoking jacket, and pull out brown booze whenever write...
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Spiced Cranberry Pear Hand Pies | http://saltandwind.com

Spiced Cranberry Pear Hand Pies

The holidays are the one time of year we think it's permitted, nay essential, that you eat pie at each and every chance. We prefer hand pies like these Spiced Cranberry Pear so we can have them on ...
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Mexican Shredded Chicken Tinga Burrito Bowl | http://saltandwind.com

Mexican Shredded Chicken Tinga Burrito Bowl

This healthy recipe for a gluten-free burrito bowl uses a quick take on chicken tinga then layers it with black beans, sweet potatoes, avocado, and fresh vegetables. 
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{Khoresh-e Fesenjān} Persian-Style Pomegranate-Walnut Braised Chicken | http://saltandwind.com

{Khoresh-e Fesenjān} Persian-Style Pomegranate-Walnut Braised Chicken

A great and easy recipe for a traditional Persian dish, Fesanjan or Pomegranate and Walnut Braised Chicken.  
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California Has Its Own BBQ Style And It's Legit | http://saltandwind.com

California Has Its Own BBQ Style And It's Legit

Our favorite factoid of Califorinia culinary culture? That we have a native BBQ style and it's so worth exploring!
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Muhammara Chicken Melts | http://saltandwind.com

Muhammara Chicken Melts

These Muhammara Chicken Melts came about because, well, I've always liked the idea of an open-face chicken melt but never really found one I liked. And because I had a ton of Muhammara hanging arou...
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