Iconic Recipes

These are the dishes that represent a place on a plate, they're those classics you just gotta try from Lebanese Lemonade to Portuguese Pineapple Cake, and, of course, our easy, healthy version of those recipes.
Our Favorite Breakfast To Beat Summer Heat: Strawberry Rosewater Cardamom Lassi | http://saltandwind.com

Our Favorite Breakfast To Beat Summer Heat: 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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{Ajvar} Roasted Pepper And Eggplant Spread | http://saltandwind.com

{Ajvar} Roasted Pepper And Eggplant Spread

A healthy recipe for a traditional Ajvar, the dip with tons of roasted peppers, eggplant, and herbs, inspired by Croatia

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Classic Tiramisu Cake | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Tiramisu Cake

There are times you gotta go 100% classic. Like with tiramisu. A few quality ingredients and a little extra effort means the difference between a soggy or heavy version or a light, airy, not-too-sweet one like this recipe!

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{Pan Bagnat} Classic Nice-Style Sandwich  | http://saltandwind.com

{Pan Bagnat} Classic Nice-Style Sandwich

People are really particular about this sandwich. If we're calling a spade a spade, it's basically Niçoise Salad in a sandwich but people tend to get really offended if you say that. So, instead, I'll just say this: on my trip to Provence, I was eating this sandwich on the regular. There are countless variations, but this version is my favorite. 

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{Citron Pressé} Lavender French Lemonade | http://saltandwind.com

{Citron Pressé} Lavender French Lemonade

This classic French cafe drink is just lemon juice, sugar, and water, but the way I like it best is infused with tons of lavender.

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{Minestrone Verde} Spring Minestrone Soup With Pistachio Parsley Gremolata | http://saltandwind.com

{Minestrone Verde} Spring Minestrone Soup With Pistachio Parsley Gremolata

Spring soups are recipes that don't seem to get nearly enough love IMO. One that deserves all the attention is this Spring take on minestrone soup made with a parmesan broth, baby potatoes, loads of spring vegetables, and topped with a pistachio parsley gremolata.

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Classic Madeleine Cookies | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Madeleine Cookies

We all have our own romanticized vision of the perfect day in France. For us, it would be incomplete without a classic French Madeleine to savor at the end of our meal. Buttery and delicate, these are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven. Enjoying a view of the Burgundy countryside with these cookies is optional, but recommended. 

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Brown Rice Chirashi Bowl  | http://saltandwind.com

Brown Rice Chirashi Bowl

When I was traveling in Japan I had some amazing eats—gooey takoyaki, grilled skewers, bowls of ramen. But, after a while, I wanted a good clean meal—enter the chirashi bowl. This is a recipe for a classic Chirashi bowl with brown rice to make it even healthier.

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Chestnut Gnocchi with Robiola Bosina Cheese Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

Chestnut Gnocchi with Robiola Bosina Cheese Sauce

One of our all time favorite pastas to make from scratch? Gnocchi! This twist made with chestnut flour and a creamy cheese sauce is inspired by one of our favorite restuarants in Turin, Italy.

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{Ojo Rojo} aka Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktails | http://saltandwind.com

{Ojo Rojo} aka Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktails

An easy recipe for a smoky take on an Ojo Rojo cocktail aka a Michelada with Clamato juice added!

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{Zaleti} Cornmeal Currant Italian Cookies | http://saltandwind.com

{Zaleti} Cornmeal Currant Italian Cookies

We love Italian cookies because they're simple to make, not too sweet, and always super interesting. These Venetian cookies known as Zaleti with currants, cornmeal, and almond liqueur are just that!

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Our Easiest Ever Carnitas Tacos | http://saltandwind.com

Our Easiest Ever Carnitas Tacos

One recipe we turn to time and again for a crowd? Carnitas! A spiced pork shoulder is slow cooked until tender then crisped until brown and served in tortillas -- aka all our favorite things in one!

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