Souvenir Recipes

Like edible souvenirs, these our easy versions of recipes inspired by a trip or a memory of eating on the road so that you can eat like a local even if you never leave home.
Springtime In Sonoma Cocktail |

Springtime In Sonoma Cocktail

With a hint of Pastis, vodka, and a strawberry-tarragon puree, this is refreshing cocktail that's a must-make in the Spring!

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Blueberry Icelandic Skyr Cake |

Blueberry Icelandic Skyr Cake

Inspired by a recent dinner in Vik, this is our easy recipe for Iceland's version of cheesecake, Skyr Cake, with blueberries, skyr yogurt, and toasted almonds. 

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Strawberry-Tarragon Curd Toast |

Strawberry-Tarragon Curd Toast

An super simple but elegant recipe for a traditional French-style curd with tons of fresh strawberries, a hint of tarragon, this is perfect on toast, crepes, or served with scones.

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Simple Strawberry-Tarragon Puree |

Simple Strawberry-Tarragon Puree

A simple recipe for a traditional Strawberry-Tarragon Puree with tons of fresh strawberries, a hint of tarragon, this is perfect for mixing into cocktails, yogurt, or over ice cream!

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Beet Chilaquiles with Crumbly Herb Cheese and Fried Eggs |

Beet Chilaquiles with Crumbly Herb Cheese and Fried Eggs

When I traveled to Baja California Alta, I was smitten on our very first meal upon crossing the border. The last thing I thought I’d find in Tijuana was Alma Verde, an organic juice bar serving excellent coffee and the most gorgeous plate of beet chilaquiles I’d ever seen — so, obviously, I had to recreate it stat!

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Smashed Spicy Pea Bruschetta with Avocado and Pickled Radish |

Smashed Spicy Pea Bruschetta with Avocado and Pickled Radish

If you know me, then you know I have a thing for Piri Piri sauce, which explains my love for Nando's Peri Peri joint. When we were filming Off Menu in Washington DC, I ate there and got the chicken with tons of mashed peas. The mashed peas are buttery but have herbs and a good amount of chili heat, which make them the inspiration for this Smashed Spicy Pea Bruschetta.

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{Kanelbullar} Swedish Cinnamon Buns  |

{Kanelbullar} Swedish Cinnamon Buns

I traveled to Sweden recently, Stockholm to be exact. I discovered my love for kanelbullar, aka Swedish Cinnamon Buns. Some of my favorites were at the amazing Saluhall food hall in central Stockholm Ostermalm district and I had to recreate them when I returned home. 

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{Aguachile Verde} Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp |

{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 aka Aguachile Verde. I'm not the master coctolero that these guys were so by now means is this their exact recipe. But, I recreated my favorite parts of the dish to make this shrimp aguachile.

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Wake Up Juice {Carrot, Orange, Pineapple Juice} |

Wake Up Juice {Carrot, Orange, Pineapple Juice}

We live by the philosophy that every rule has an exception  and one such exception was at Rancho Pescadero where we fell head-over-heels for this juice. A little sweet, totally refreshing, and just enough ginger to get you going, it was the ideal way to start our mornings there.

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Shrimp and Watermelon Ceviche |

Shrimp and Watermelon Ceviche

We first came across this ceviche on our trip to Rancho Pescadero and we're totally obsessed. This watermelon shrimp ceviche has all the hallmarks of Baja cuisine but with the unexpected heat from not one but two chiles, a little coconut water for sweetness, and tons of fresh herbs and is our favorite cocktail hour appetizer right now!

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Spicy Kaffir Lime Peanuts |

Spicy Kaffir Lime Peanuts

Pretty much all our favorite green curry flavors — kaffir lime, chili, and lemongrass — come together in these salty, spicy peanuts, which are pretty much our favorite bar snack as of right now. 

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Spiced Mexican Chocolate Coconut Pie |

Spiced Mexican Chocolate Coconut Pie

A delicious recipe for a simple, no-bake Chocolate Coconut Pie with graham cracker crust, cinnamon-and-cayenne-spiced chocolate pudding, rum whipped cream, and toasted coconut. 

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