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.

Little Black Dress of Salads & Wild Rice Pomegranate Persimmon Pistachio Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Little Black Dress of Salads & Wild Rice Pomegranate Persimmon Pistachio Salad

Consider this the Little Black Dress of salads -- it works in any occasion and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
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Root Vegetable Salad with Balsamic-Date Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Root Vegetable Salad with Balsamic-Date Dressing

After traveling and lots of meals on the road, I want to just hang -- play music, watch B-rated TV, snack too much and be lazy then try to make up for it with an easy, seasonal salad like this roas...
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{Tacos Norteños} Griddled Chipotle Chicken Tacos | http://saltandwind.com

{Tacos Norteños} Griddled Chipotle Chicken Tacos

On a rainy day down in San Antonio and I tucked into the bustling Rosario's restaurant in search of lunch. Though everyone kept talking up the puffy tacos, I couldn't resist the sound of ...
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Sumac and Thyme Roast Chicken | http://saltandwind.com

Sumac and Thyme Roast Chicken

A Sunday dinner of roast chicken is one of my favorite weekend rituals but, just because we do it on the regular, doesn't mean it's boring. One week it's Chile-Lime Chicken, others this Smoked Papr...
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Roasted Cilantro Chile Lime Spatchcock Chicken | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Cilantro Chile Lime Spatchcock Chicken

This recipe is the opposite of ambitious — it's not lazy or uninspired, it's just resourcefulness at its best. This Cilantro Chile Lime Chicken came about because I wanted a super s...
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Austin-Style Migas | http://saltandwind.com

Austin-Style Migas

Though I'm not a huge fan of TexMex, it's quite possible I could eat these classic Migas everyday. Inspired by Austin, Texas where I eat them as a remedy to a big night out, here is my take on Miga...
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Roasted Red Pepper Romesco Dip | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Red Pepper Romesco Dip

 Inspired by the classic romesco sauce—roasted peppers, Marcona almonds, paprika, and garlic—this dip’s only problem is how addictive it is. Like any respectable spread, you quickly find yourself (...
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Oil Packed-Tuna, Avocado, White Bean, and Arugula Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Oil Packed-Tuna, Avocado, White Bean, and Arugula Salad

In case you haven't noticed, salad is my jam. I mean, sometimes I feel like this blog should be called "Salt & Salad" because I'm all about them and try to eat one salad a day. And though I've ...
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Tin Roof Ice Cream Cake | http://saltandwind.com

Tin Roof Ice Cream Cake

I adore birthday celebrations — the streamers, the gift-giving, the cake are some of my absolutely favorite things – so I wish we could get together once a month and celebrate all our friend's big ...
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Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies | http://saltandwind.com

Vanilla Cherry Chocolate Cookies

Vanilla and cherry are like the peanut butter and jelly of sweets if you ask me -- they met way back at the soda fountain and I'll forever and always be a fan. But if I had to choose my absolute fa...
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