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.
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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Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich

On the Paris endangered eats list is the Jambon-Beurre sandwich. Nothing more than a super amazing baguette with salted French butter and Parisian ham, it's the simplest combo but a good version is harder and harder to find.

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Wake Up Juice {Carrot, Orange, Pineapple Juice} | http://saltandwind.com

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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Mexican Shredded Chicken Tinga Burrito Bowl | http://saltandwind.com

Mexican Shredded Chicken Tinga Burrito Bowl

This healthy recipe for a gluten-free burrito bowl uses a quick take on chicken tinga then layers it with black beans, sweet potatoes, avocado, and fresh vegetables. 

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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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Hazelnut Chocolate Baci Ice Cream | http://saltandwind.com

Hazelnut Chocolate Baci Ice Cream

Raise your hand if you're as into the chocolate-hazelnut combo that is Nutella, Baci, and Gianduja! I'm so into it that I cannot pass a gelato stand without ordering it. So, for our Ice Cream Social party we had to include a version. This version goes big on the chocolate-hazelnut flavors with ch...

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Our Favorite Hangover Cure: {Aguachile Verde} Sinaloa-Style Chile Lime Marinated Shrimp | http://saltandwind.com

Our Favorite Hangover Cure: {Aguachile Verde} Sinaloa-Style 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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Upside-Down Baked Apple Pecan Bacon French Toast | http://saltandwind.com

Upside-Down Baked Apple Pecan Bacon French Toast

This French toast is inpsired by a breakfast we had on a trip to Nashville when we fell in love with the Gulch neighborhood and the coffee shop, Barista Parlor. This easy baked French Toast with apples, bacon, and pecans takes minutes to make but is impressive enough to make for a brunch. 

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{Jugo Antigripal} Anti-Cold Ginger Basil Mezcal Toddy Recipe | http://saltandwind.com

{Jugo Antigripal} Anti-Cold Ginger Basil Mezcal Toddy Recipe

Inspired by our trips to Mexico, this easy recipe for a Mezcal Hot Todday is made with ginger, lime, and honey.

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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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Crepes With Meyer Lemon Curd And Berries | http://saltandwind.com

Crepes With Meyer Lemon Curd And Berries

February 2nd is a busy day: it's Groundhog Day, of course, but one holiday that flies under the radar a bit is La Chandeleur. This is a Catholic holiday that happens 40 days after Christmas and is celebrated in throughout the world and in places we work (it’s known as Dia De Candelaria in Mexico)...

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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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