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.

Coconut Carrot Muffins With Seeded Streusel | http://saltandwind.com

Coconut Carrot Muffins With Seeded Streusel

I'm a creature of habit and when it comes to eating that means I eat anything put in front of me while traveling and then I eat SUPER clean when I'm home in Los Angeles. For at least 5 days after a...
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Charred Poblano, Corn, and Pancetta Pizza | http://saltandwind.com

Charred Poblano, Corn, and Pancetta Pizza

It's Summer, except it's not. Here on Cape Cod where we're visiting this week, the "season" has just started and it's rainy one minute then foggy the next. So, as much as we'd like to be eating fri...
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Santa Barbara Tropical Ginger Smoothie | http://saltandwind.com

Santa Barbara Tropical Ginger Smoothie

So, a lot of people think of Southern California and think all we eat are smoothies, juices, and salads. These days there's much more going on in SoCal when it comes to food but, it's tru...
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Roast Sweet Potato, Whipped Goat Cheese, and Tahini Veggie Sandwich | http://saltandwind.com

Roast Sweet Potato, Whipped Goat Cheese, and Tahini Veggie Sandwich

I'm of the belief that there is little more comforting that a well-made deli sandwich. In an effort to make a healthy sandwich to take on the go, I dreamed up this farm fresh take on a classic deli...
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Little Gems Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Little Gems Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

As a full-on California girl, I'm partial to other things Californian: like Green Goddess dressing. It has been around since the 1920s but became all but obsolete. Every Spring, I bring it back but...
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Spicy Ahi Poke Tostadas | http://saltandwind.com

Spicy Ahi Poke Tostadas

If you've spent anytime in Hawaii, then you know what the deal is – you get there and it's all about the poke. I mean, sure, I love the boiled peanuts and a bowl of Saimin ...
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Spring Break: What Spring Skiing At Squaw Valley Taught Me | http://saltandwind.com

Spring Break: What Spring Skiing At Squaw Valley Taught Me

One of the reasons I can always use more Lake Tahoe in my life? It's the perfect mix of active all day and relaxing all night. This El Nino season, it's been hard to have a bad ski day but, I'm par...
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Smashed Pea Bruschetta with Whipped Ricotta | http://saltandwind.com

Smashed Pea Bruschetta with Whipped Ricotta

It's happened. I have a horrid case of Spring Fever and it has no intention of going away. Really though, it's not my fault. I blame it on the random unseasonably warm days we've had. And the cherr...
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Spicy Guava Cadillac Margarita Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Spicy Guava Cadillac Margarita Cocktail

When it comes to margaritas, I like them on the rocks and Cadillacs, because it's the luxury car of margaritas and the addition of premium orange liqueur makes all the difference to me. But th...
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Unpacked: Aida On What To Pack For Old Havana, Cuba | http://saltandwind.com

Unpacked: Aida On What To Pack For Old Havana, Cuba

If you're heading to Cuba, please bring us back some Havana Club rum, oh, and you're going to want to pack right. Here's my advice on what to wear in Havana.
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