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.
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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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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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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{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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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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Classic Parisian Jambon-Beurre Sandwich |

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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Noni's Italian Walnut Shortbread Cookies  |

Noni's Italian Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Some of us are a bit, shall we say, more sentimental than others. And there's nothing like the one-two combo of the end of the year and the holiday season to bring it out. That ornament that you handmade in kindergarten; the nutcracker your siblings broke (and then superglued together) in 1990-so...

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Spiced Sweet Potato Tamales With Chocolate Sauce |

Spiced Sweet Potato Tamales With Chocolate Sauce

A simple (and non-traditional) recipe for a dessert tamale made with sweet potatoes, pecans, coconut, spices and a chile chocolate sauce!

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Cocoa-Chile Sweet Spicy Snack Mix |

Cocoa-Chile Sweet Spicy Snack Mix

A simple and easy recipe for a Mexican-inspired twist on classic snack mix with plantain chips, nuts, pretzels and a spiced-cocoa coating!

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