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.
{Haupia Pie} Hawaiian Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie | http://saltandwind.com

{Haupia Pie} Hawaiian Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

One of the most famous desserts on Oahu? The pies from Ted's Bakery on Oahu's North Shore. We're partial to the Haupia Cream Pie and when we can't have it IRL we make this Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie.

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{Rajas De Chile Poblano Con Crema} Charred Poblano Peppers With Cream | http://saltandwind.com

{Rajas De Chile Poblano Con Crema} Charred Poblano Peppers With Cream

One of our all-time favorite vegetarian Mexican recipes? Definitely rajas! This easy recipe is made with just a few ingredients -- charred poblano peppers, caramelized onions, Mexican oregano, and tart crema -- but it's a classic combo of charred, sweet, and spicy that we love about Mexican food.

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Over-The-Top French-Style Mashed Potato Puree | http://saltandwind.com

Over-The-Top French-Style Mashed Potato Puree

Inspired by the late great chef Joël Robuchon's famous pureed potatoes, this is an easy recipe for uber decadent pureed potatoes. These are the potatoes you make when you want to pull out all the stops!

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{Tamales De Rajas Con Queso} Poblano Chile Rajas Tamales With Oaxacan Cheese | http://saltandwind.com

{Tamales De Rajas Con Queso} Poblano Chile Rajas Tamales With Oaxacan Cheese

Our favorite classic Mexican tamale is this one filled with charred poblano peppers, caramelized onions, and melty Oaxacan cheese. We even make the masa vegetarian for 100% vegetarian tamales!

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Classic Mexican Horchata  | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Mexican Horchata

Wondering how to make horchata? We've got you covererd. This Mexican horchata recipe is super classic except that we use dates instead of granulated sugar to sweeten in because we want to be a touch healthier!

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{Torta Sbrisolona} Italian Almond Cornmeal Cookie Recipe | http://saltandwind.com

{Torta Sbrisolona} Italian Almond Cornmeal Cookie Recipe

An easy recipe for the traditional Italian dessert known as Sbrisolona. Hailing from the town of Mantova in Northern Italy's Lombardy region, this cornmeal almond cookie is a favorite around here!

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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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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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{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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