Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, on-camera host, author, and the founder of Salt & Wind. 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. Through her work, she is on a mission to taste the world.

{Aguachile Verde} Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp | http://saltandwind.com

{Aguachile Verde} Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp

On my last trip to Tijuana I stopped and tried every Aguachile I came across. On our second day, we started out at the Mariscos El Paisa street stand to get a taste of Sinaloan aguachile ...
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How To Elope In Thailand (In 30 Days Or Less) | http://saltandwind.com

How To Elope In Thailand (In 30 Days Or Less)

That time I decided to elope to Thailand in less than 30 days and all that I learned about weddings and eloping along the way. 
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Road Trip Los Angeles To Austin: Why You Should Sometimes Definitely Take The Longest Way | http://saltandwind.com

Road Trip Los Angeles To Austin: Why You Should Sometimes Definitely Take The Longest Way

Let’s get one thing straight, shall we? Road trips should be a trip where you spend a lot of time getting from point A to point B and really enjoying it all, you know? To me, road trip perfec...
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That Time I Did 7 Meals In 12 Hours On Saint Martin | http://saltandwind.com

That Time I Did 7 Meals In 12 Hours On Saint Martin

It was like the "Amazing Race," that is, if they did a food-focused episode. We dropped anchor in Saint Martin as the sun rose and were counting the minutes until we could get our first croissant.&...
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Austin-Style Breakfast Tacos | http://saltandwind.com

Austin-Style Breakfast Tacos

One of my all-time favorite things about Austin? The breakfast tacos, of course! I've tried (almost) every taco in the city and here's my slightly fancified version. 
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Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Shortbread | http://saltandwind.com

Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Shortbread

I'm an equal opportunity shortbread eater. But sometimes I like to switch up the classic and for this St Patrick's Day I wanted to make an Oatmeal Shortbread. Made with coconut oil, coconut sugar, ...
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Dublin-Style Irish Coffee | http://saltandwind.com

Dublin-Style Irish Coffee

There are a lot of not-so-great Irish coffees out there—lots are too sweet, too boozy, or just not well balanced. But Dublin's Chapter One changed that for me. 
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My 9 Step (Almost) No Fail-Plan To Fight Jet Lag | http://saltandwind.com

My 9 Step (Almost) No Fail-Plan To Fight Jet Lag

We're not gonna claim we can 100% always prevent jet lag but these 9 steps will get you pretty darn close (and at least make it way way way more bearable). 
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Roasted Butternut Squash Amaranth Spinach Salad with Lemongrass Peanut Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Butternut Squash Amaranth Spinach Salad with Lemongrass Peanut Dressing

The Fall salad I'm really into right now is this bright Roasted Butternut Squash salad with tons of fresh Amaranth spinach greens, crisp garlic chips, and a Thai-inspired lemongrass peanut dressing...
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Classic Shrimp and Tofu Pad Thai | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Shrimp and Tofu Pad Thai

After eating my weight in Pad Thai in Thailand, I figured it was time to make my own version. Here is an easy recipe for Classic Pad Thai with shrimp, tofu, and peanuts in a sweet-sour sauce. 
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