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.

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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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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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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Tallinn, Estonia: Kalamaja Neighborhood | http://saltandwind.com

Tallinn, Estonia: Kalamaja Neighborhood

Going to Tallinn, Estonia and visiting Old Town is necessary but the tip of the iceberg. Make time to go to Kalamaja, a locals-only neighborhood full of indie creativity—here's where to go.
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Split Pea Veggie Wrap with Cilantro-Mint Chutney | http://saltandwind.com

Split Pea Veggie Wrap with Cilantro-Mint Chutney

I've got a confession: I eat any and everything when I'm out on the road. But when I get home? At home I eat super vegetarian. As in lots of salads, dips, and veggies upon veggies. Truth is, it's t...
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Charred Poblano Pesto Pasta | http://saltandwind.com

Charred Poblano Pesto Pasta

You know when you just overcomplicate things? But then you get in the kitchen and things fall into place. Everything happens easily. And the result is something simple but satisfying like this char...
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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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Honolulu, Hawaii: Where To Go In Kaimuki | http://saltandwind.com

Honolulu, Hawaii: Where To Go In Kaimuki

Waikiki is all fine and dandy but, if you want to get a feel for what's happening now on Oahu, spend some time exploring one of our favorite corners of Honolulu: Kaimuki.
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