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.
Casoncelli Pasta With Pancetta Brown Butter Sage Sauce | http://saltandwind.com

Casoncelli Pasta With Pancetta Brown Butter Sage Sauce

I don’t know about you guys but I had never heard of this pasta before. And it got me so excited because that’s exactly why I love travel — to discover new food so that I can get inspired to get back in my kitchen and make it myself!

Ever since we launched our group trips to Northern Italy’s Lomb...

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{Frijoles De Olla} Easy Mexican-Style Pot Beans | http://saltandwind.com

{Frijoles De Olla} Easy Mexican-Style Pot Beans

One of the most quintessential comfort foods in all of Mexican cooking has to be frijoles de olla or pot-simmered beans. Here is our take on how to make a healthy, easy version of this classic recipe.

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Homemade Cavatelli Pasta  | http://saltandwind.com

Homemade Cavatelli Pasta

If you've ever wanted to try making shaped pasta by hand, this reliable recipe is a great place to start!

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Classic Lentil Soup | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Lentil Soup

A super simple healthy recipe for lentil soup made with lentils, tomatoes, broth, and loads of herbs and greens. 

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{Sopa De Tortilla} Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup | http://saltandwind.com

{Sopa De Tortilla} Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Classic tortilla soup is like the chicken soup of Mexico in that it's comforting, healthy, and in that there are as many versions as there are abuelitas. What I know is that I love mine blended rather than soupy and topped with avocado, radishes, scallions, toasted chilies, and, of course, lots and lots of crisp tortilla strips. 

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Classic Negroni Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

Classic Negroni Cocktail

How to make the most classic Campari cocktail of all: the Negroni!

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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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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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{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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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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{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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