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.

Hi Kai Mai Tai Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Hi Kai Mai Tai Cocktail

This isn't anything close to a traditional Mai Tai because I don't dare face the wrath of Mai Tai aficionados. Think of this as a Mai Tai light as it's tamed with passion fruit juice (look for the ...
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Pomegranate, Persimmon, and Pistachio Wild Rice Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Pomegranate, Persimmon, and Pistachio Wild Rice Salad

Consider this like the Little Black Dress of salads -- it works in any occasion from a formal dinner party to a light lunch. This wild rice salad came from very humble beginnings (aka me cleaning o...
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Date Coconut Cacao Nib Truffles | http://saltandwind.com

Date Coconut Cacao Nib Truffles

These Date Coconut Cacao Nib Truffles first made it in my kitchen because I wanted a healthy but filling on-the-go snack. But now I eat them as a healthier take on chocoalte truffles, hence the nam...
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Pumpkin-Almond Butter Red Curry Noodles | http://saltandwind.com

Pumpkin-Almond Butter Red Curry Noodles

We need to talk about this pumpkin spice thing -- I'm waving my white flag and surrendering, jumping on the bandwagon, and bringing my own pumpkin spice to the party with these Pumpkin-Almond Butte...
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Toasted Coconut-Orange Icebox Cookies | http://saltandwind.com

Toasted Coconut-Orange Icebox Cookies

I'm of the belief that a well stocked freezer should have some surplus soup, at least one casserole, tomato sauce, and frozen cookie dough so you can make like Donna Reed and play homemaker on the ...
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Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake with Salted Coffee-Caramel Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake with Salted Coffee-Caramel Sauce

You know I don’t like my sweets, well, too sweet. But during the holidays I throw caution to the wind and make this decadent, buttery, and over-the-top Cinnamon Swirl Bundt Cake with Salted Coffee-...
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Spinach Salad With Spiced-Walnut Salmon And Cilantro-Mint Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Spinach Salad With Spiced-Walnut Salmon And Cilantro-Mint Dressing

I tell myself salad rights all wrongs. That it's the great dietary equalizer. That no matter how many baby bites I ate, plane food I consumed hopping back-and-forth across the country in 48 hours, ...
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Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail

You know the Michelada - a classic Mexican beer cocktail -- has hit mainstream when it's being bottled and sold in mobile trucks. No matter how popular it gets though, I can't imagine ever buying i...
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Red Pepper Sambal Muhammara Dip | http://saltandwind.com

Red Pepper Sambal Muhammara Dip

I know, I know, it’s getting a little awkward so let’s talk about the elephant in the room. I’ve got a thing for roasted red peppers in a major way and this Red Pepper Sambal Muhammara Dip is why. ...
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Burrata and Agrodolce Fig Crostini  | http://saltandwind.com

Burrata and Agrodolce Fig Crostini

Toast is having a moment and I'm all about it. Honestly, I have never needed an excuse to get on board with bread -- if the savory sister of the sweet tooth is a "bread tooth," I totally ...
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