Aida Mollenkamp

Aida Mollenkamp

Aida is a food and travel expert, on-camera host, author, and the founder of 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.

{Tamales De Rajas Con Queso} Poblano Chile Rajas Tamales With Oaxacan Cheese | http://saltandwind.com

{Tamales De Rajas Con Queso} Poblano Chile Rajas Tamales With Oaxacan Cheese

Our favorite classic Mexican tamale is this one filled with charred poblano peppers, caramelized onions, and melty Oaxacan cheese. We even make the masa vegetarian for 100% vegetarian tamales!
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Herb-Orange Turkey Breast With Roasted Pear Gravy  | http://saltandwind.com

Herb-Orange Turkey Breast With Roasted Pear Gravy

Doing a smaller Thanskgiving? Or just looking for something a bit healthier than the standard bird? This Herb-Orange Turkey Breast is it!
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Charred Citrus Margarita Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Charred Citrus Margarita Cocktail

Looking for a twist on the classic Cadillac Margarita? This is it. Citrus gets charred over an open flame for a smoky twist on the classic cocktail recipe.
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Pomegranate Ginger Apple Cider Punch Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Pomegranate Ginger Apple Cider Punch Cocktail

An easy punch recipe that's not too sweet, not too boozy, and just right for the Fall, this is made with pomegranate liqueur, ginger juice, apple cider, and sparkling wine.
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Pecan Pie Maple Shortbread Bars | http://saltandwind.com

Pecan Pie Maple Shortbread Bars

Because pecan pie is a must-have at holiday dinners but a whole slice can be a big commitment, we made these bite-sized pecan pie bars!
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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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The 10 Travel Packing Tips We Live By | http://saltandwind.com

The 10 Travel Packing Tips We Live By

There are those of us who are natural-born packers and those of us who get anxiety anytime we pull out a suitcase. Here are my tips for overcoming overpacking once and for all.
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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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Tequila Spiked Horchata Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Tequila Spiked Horchata Cocktail

Homemade horchata gets spiked with tequila and coffee liqueur for a Mexican-flavored twist on a White Russian cocktail. 
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These Are The Traditional Mexican Foods Cooked To Celebrate Day Of The Dead | http://saltandwind.com

These Are The Traditional Mexican Foods Cooked To Celebrate Day Of The Dead

You already know you want to celebrate Day Of The Dead -- now all you need to know is what to cook! Here are the traditional Mexican foods eaten during the holiday. 
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