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.
Kumquat Pistachio Brown Butter Tea Cakes Recipe | http://saltandwind.com

Kumquat Pistachio Brown Butter Tea Cakes Recipe

A simple dessert recipe for little cakes that are perfect for tea time -- but with a California twist! Brown butter and almond flour cakelets get mixed with roasted pistachios and candided kumquats for a not-too-sweet and healthy-ish treat!  

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Salt-Roasted Beet and Orange Arugula Salad With Achiote Dressing And Toasted Seeds | http://saltandwind.com

Salt-Roasted Beet and Orange Arugula Salad With Achiote Dressing And Toasted Seeds

The classic beet and citrus salad gets a Mexican twist with the addition of a spiced achiote dressing. 

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{Ravioli di Pappa Al Pomodoro} Homemade Ravioli With Pappa al Pomodoro | http://saltandwind.com

{Ravioli di Pappa Al Pomodoro} Homemade Ravioli With Pappa al Pomodoro

Two of our all-time favorite Italian recipes -- pappa al pomodoro and ravioli -- combine in this recipe. It's a recipe that takes a bit of work to make but we promise that the result is so worth it!

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{Bibbonata Di Peperita} Tagliolini Pasta With Chilis, Parsley, Pine Nuts, and Bottarga | http://saltandwind.com

{Bibbonata Di Peperita} Tagliolini Pasta With Chilis, Parsley, Pine Nuts, and Bottarga

Our friend and Tuscan chili farmer, Rita Salvadori, shared this simple but elegant pasta recipe with us when we visited her and her family while learning all things olive oil. Made with chili peppers, bottarga, pine nuts, lemon, and parsley, the key is making it with the most quality ingredients you can find!

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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 sausage with other local flavors -- sweet onion and sweet bread - for a Hawaiian slant on classic Thanksgiving stuffing. 

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{Parmigiana di Zucca} Butternut Squash Parmesan  | http://saltandwind.com

{Parmigiana di Zucca} Butternut Squash Parmesan

One of our top rules in the kitchen? Always, always, always use the highest-quality ingredients available. Especially when you’re cooking a seasonal fall harvest recipe made with just a few ingredients.

You may think the best time to buy fresh seasonal produce is during the warmer months, but fa...

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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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Spiced Mexican Chocolate Coconut Pie | http://saltandwind.com

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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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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Mezzi Paccheri Pasta with Burrata Cream, Guanciale, and Saffron | http://saltandwind.com

Mezzi Paccheri Pasta with Burrata Cream, Guanciale, and Saffron

During our trip to the Tuscan countryside, we came across one of the most interesting pastas we'd had in a long time. Made with burrata, saffron, and guanciale, it's an easy pasta that's decadent and totally amazing. 

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Strawberry Rosewater Cardamom Lassi | http://saltandwind.com

Strawberry Rosewater Cardamom Lassi

My latest obsession has been this buttermilk and strawberry lassi. Some swear you must use whole milk yogurt to call it a lassi, but I like the tang and frothiness that comes from blended buttermilk. From there, riff as you please, but don’t skip the cardamom and rosewater because they take it from meh to a tall sip of India.

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Marinated Salumi Sandwich | http://saltandwind.com

Marinated Salumi Sandwich

We'll admit it: we're major fan girls of Giada DiLaurentiis because, well, tbh, we feel like we relate to her. We too are from California, we too love all things Italy, and our cooking is very much inspired by both places. So it's no surprise that we swooned when we saw her newest book, Giada’s I...

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