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.
Roasted Squash Tacos with Toasted Chile Peanut Salsa | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Squash Tacos with Toasted Chile Peanut Salsa

On a taco-eating trip to Baja California, I became completely obsesed with the tostadas at La Guerrerense. And every tostada was even better when topped with their salsa; it's a toasted garlic and peanut salsa that was hot, smoky, crunchy —  pretty much it was instant love. Since then, I reverse engineered that salsa and put it on everything from grilled chicken to seafood and, most recently, these squash tacos. 

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Cook These Classic Italian Recipes When Dreaming Of Italy | http://saltandwind.com

Cook These Classic Italian Recipes When Dreaming Of Italy

It’s no secret that we love Italy, so we travel there as often as we can. But, we can’t always hop a flight at a moment's notice. The next best thing? Cooking these classic Italian recipes, inviting friends over, and daydreaming about travel. 

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{Tagliata Di Manzo} Seared Sliced Steak | http://saltandwind.com

{Tagliata Di Manzo} Seared Sliced Steak

This is a very simple preparation, a favourite on the menus of trattorie or restaurants when a bistecca fiorentina is a bit too much but customers still crave a good steak. Like the bistecca, this is always cooked rare or, at the most, medium–rare in Florence. Served with a scattering of fresh ro...

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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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{Bicerin} Layered Mocha Coffee | http://saltandwind.com

{Bicerin} Layered Mocha Coffee

Upping our coffee game with this stacked Mocha coffee drink that hails from Turin. 

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{Salsa Verde Alla Piemontese} Italian Herb Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

{Salsa Verde Alla Piemontese} Italian Herb Sauce

Italian salsa verde is a sweet-sour herby sauce that hails from the region of Piedmont and is traditionally served along heavy roasts and stews. We like to use it all over the place from a sauce alongside fried zucchini blossoms to atop a piece of grilled fish or slathered in our favorite steak sandwich.

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Superfood Chocolate Mendiants | http://saltandwind.com

Superfood Chocolate Mendiants

An super easy recipe for Superfood Chocolate Coins (aka Mendiants) made with melted dark chocolate topped with honey-roasted nuts, goji berries, coconut, and cacao nibs. 

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Coeur au Choux Meyer Lemon Cream Puffs | http://saltandwind.com

Coeur au Choux Meyer Lemon Cream Puffs

Team Salt & Wind is 100% behind The Grand Budapest Hotel. It's creative, gorgeous, and the plot revolves around a tower of cream puff pastries they coin the Courtesan au Chocolat. So, we made our own version with a Meyer Lemon cream filling.

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San Diego Crispy Fish Tacos with Chipotle Crema | http://saltandwind.com

San Diego Crispy Fish Tacos with Chipotle Crema

Inspired by my search for the best Fish Taco in San Diego, these simple battered fish tacos are dressed with a bright and smoky Chipotle Crema. 

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Minted Pomegranate Salsa Recipe | http://saltandwind.com

Minted Pomegranate Salsa Recipe

Our go-to recipe for pairing with roasts from beef to lamb and even salmon, don't be put off by the tons of mint in this sweet-tart salsa, it's the key!

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Pear, Cranberry, and Brie Mini Tartlets | http://saltandwind.com

Pear, Cranberry, and Brie Mini Tartlets

IOHO, it is high time to modernize the ubiquitious cranberry and brie appetizer. Here we do a modern twist on that recipe by folding in sage pears and topping it with hot honey, pomegranate seeds, and citrus zest.

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Shredded Turkey Cranberry Waldorf Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Shredded Turkey Cranberry Waldorf Salad

A twist on the tradition Waldorf Salad recipe with shredded turkey, sweetened cranberries, grapes, celery, pecans, apple, and an addictive creme fraiche chive dressing. 

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