Spice Recipes

(Ita) Ricetta: Pasta al tonno e cumino - April 21, 2014


Recipe: Orange, chocolate and cinnamon muffins - March 10, 2014
Dessert recipes with spices and herbs
I often use bread leftovers to cook dessert, soups, omelettes and other recipes. The bread chocolate cake is my favourite: I added some orange zest and baked small muffins inste...

(Ita) Ricetta: Minipie alla zucca, nocciole e zenzero - January 09, 2014


(Ita) Ricetta: Marmellata di spezie - January 04, 2014


(Ita) Ricetta: Riso ai formaggi e liquirizia - December 30, 2013


(Ita) Ricetta: Aperitivo Apple pie (torta di mele) - December 18, 2013


Recipe: Buckwheat naan with cumin - December 10, 2013
Bread with spices and aromatic herbs
Last Sunday it was a rainy cold morning, and I baked some homemade naans. I cook often these simple naans on the ollar stone, changing the recipe according to the inspiration and i...

Recipe: Pumpkin savory pie with almonds and ginger - November 26, 2013
Savory pies and pizza with herbs and spices
I often cook grilled pumpkin with honey and ginger, perfect as a side dish, but also for sandwiches and starters. This time I used it as a filling for a pie, drizzled with blue che...

(Ita) Preparare in casa lo yogurt al rabarbaro - September 23, 2013


Recipe: Salmon and poppy seeds appetizers - May 07, 2013
Appetizers with spices and herbs
I had tried the combination of smoked salmon and poppy seeds in Salmon Bagel with Sorrel, and the unusual combo of and lemon and poppy seeds in the Lemon Muffins with Poppy Seeds, ...

(Ita) Ricetta: Verdure arrosto al cumino - April 21, 2013


(Ita) Ricetta: Mousse di tonno al guacamole - December 24, 2012


Recipe: Avocado and cumin cheese toast - December 03, 2012
Sandwiches and bruschetta with herbs
I have many ripe avocado, and I decided to prepare an avocado cheese toast. I added some cumin to have a tex-mex flavour. Avocado and cumin cheese toast Ingredients Makes ...

Recipe: Chestnut and seeds loaf - November 03, 2012
Bread with spices and aromatic herbs
I wanted to bake a loaf using soy flour, and I also added some seeds: from top left: pumpkin, flax, sesame and sunflower seeds. I also added some chestnuts, and especially the d...

(Ita) Ricetta: Quiche speziata ai formaggi - October 18, 2012


(Ita) Ricetta: Crostata di rabarbaro e albicocche - June 13, 2012


Recipe: Coconut and chocolate cheesecakes with cinnamon - May 16, 2012
The miniatures lunch
The dessert for the miniatures lunch had to be in miniature form too, and I choose to prepare a classic chesecake into transparent glasses Coconut and chocolate mini cheesecak...

Recipe: Strawberry Morning Glory cakes - May 12, 2012
Dessert recipes with spices and herbs
Although I always enjoy trying new muffins and minicakes recipes, the Morning Glory muffin is my favorite one, I love how all the different ingredients may be tasted all together i...

Recipe: Soy Flour Naan with Nigella - February 13, 2012
Bread with spices and aromatic herbs
I wanted to try the soy flour purchased a few months ago, but I could not decide what to do with it. I realized that I hadn't any wheat flour to bake some bread, and so I finall...

(Ita) Ricetta: Biscotti salati aromatici alla senape - February 09, 2012


(Ita) Ricetta: Palline di formaggio al girasole e papavero - January 30, 2012


Recipe: Peas Soup with Ginger - January 27, 2012
Soups with spices and aromatic herbs
Add a piece of ginger to winter soups, and its slightly pungent aroma will make you feel warm and happy. Peas Soup with Ginger Ingredients Serves two: 300g peas (fresh or...

Recipe: Gingerbreadmen - December 12, 2011
Christmas Cookies
It was since I saw the first Shrek movie that I wanted to bake some gingerbreadmen, I bought online the gingerbread cookie cutters, and this year I finally baked them. Gingerbr...

Recipe: Banana and Rhubarb Muffins - July 11, 2011
Dessert recipes with spices and herbs
My rhubarb sown a year ago is producing slightly larger stems than last summer, making me hope for next year in which should begin the actual production. In the meantime I'm har...

(Ita) Ricetta: Pancakes di zucchina alla nigella - June 21, 2011


Recipe: Pink Crackers with Poppy Seeds - May 15, 2011
Savory pastries with spices and aromatic herbs
I'm growing some beets, and my partner told me that usually do not like them, but he was willing to taste them in interesting recipes. So I accepted the challenge and I bought some...

Recipe: Couscous Verrines with Chicken and Coriander - April 22, 2011
The 12 first courses lunch
For my 12 first courses lunch I choose many pasta recipes, but also rice, crepes, a soup... and of course couscous. It's a recipe inspired by the Moroccan tagine, and I served it ...

Recipe: Rustic Pasta with Poppy Seeds - March 15, 2011
The 12 first courses lunch
A few days ago I prepared a lunch of first courses dishes for my guests, and this is the first course. It's the only one with pasta cooked at the last minute instead of keeped warm...

Recipe: Fried Tofu with Ginger Spinach - March 11, 2011
Vegetarian and vegan recipes with herbs
A vegetarian main dish, with the tasty fried tofu served on spinach flavored with ginger and green chili pepper. Fried Tofu with Ginger Spinach Ingredients Serves two: 20...

Recipe: Leek Savory Pie with Ginger - February 19, 2011
Savory pies and pizza with herbs
I tried several times to grow ginger in my garden, simply sowing some pieces of ginger. Sometimes it become a gorgeous tuft of leaves, but it's too cold here for ginger and each a...

Recipe: Yams with Five Indian Spices - February 11, 2011
Spices and aromatic herbs mixtures
It's been a while I created a blend of spices and I was completely conquered by the recipe Potatoes with Indian Five Spice, where I learned about Panch Phoron, a bengali spices mix...

Recipe: Ethiopian-Style Legumes Soup - January 18, 2011
Soups with spices and aromatic herbs
Whenever I can, I like to cook legumes instead of buying canned ones, because they taste better and I can also create some interesting variations, like this lentils and peas soup w...

Recipe: Cranberries Sauce, Apple Sauce - December 09, 2010
Sauces, dressings and dips with spices
I've already tried the combo apple-cranberries with the recipe Apple Pie with Cranberries. For the last Thanksgiving I prepared this two sauces, served with the traditional turkey....

Recipe: Eggless Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon - November 16, 2010
Crepes, pancakes and tortillas with spices
Chickpeas flour is perfect as egg substitute, as I told you in the recipe Eggless Omelette Sandwich with Basil: just use 50g of chickpeas flour with 50ml of water for each egg. I ...

(Ita) Ricetta: Hamburger di Halloween con gnocchi di zucca - November 02, 2010


(Ita) Ricetta: Hamburger di maiale allo zenzero - October 02, 2010


Recipe: Rhubarb Crumble - July 11, 2010
Dessert recipes with spices and herbs
I could not find anywhere rhubarb and I was very curious to try it, so I bought some Rhubarb Victoria seeds and grow it. Finally I could harvest some stems and try this delicious r...

Recipe: Fried Naan with Curry - May 17, 2010
An indian dinner
An homemade bread recipe from our indian dinner. This is the menu: Jalapenos with Spiced Sauce Fried plantain with mustard seeds Coriander Chutney Fried Naan with Curry Too...

Recipe: Fried Plantain with Mustard Seeds - May 12, 2010
An indian dinner
A new (vegan) recipe from the indian dinner prepared for my partner. This is the menu: Jalapenos with Spiced Sauce Fried plantain with mustard seeds Coriander Chutney Naan w...

Recipe: Vol-au-vent with Chicken Curry - May 05, 2010
The 20 appetizers lunch
The chicken curry is a classic Indian recipe, that can be easily put into vol-au-vents and served as an appetizer. You can also use chicken curry leftovers for this recipe. This...

Recipe: Sesame Pumpkin - April 18, 2010
Soups with spices and aromatic herbs
I love pumkin, and every spring I'm sorry that I have to wait for the next autumn. So, this is the last pumpkin recipe for now! Sesame Pumpkin Ingredients Serves two: 50...

Recipe: Sesame Fried Croutons - February 23, 2010
Fritters with spices and aromatic herbs
A recipe of fried starters in chinese style, a perfect match for the sweet and sour sauce. Sesame Fried Croutons Ingredients Makes 8 croutons: 2 bread slices 1 tsp shrimps p...

Recipe: Homemade Five-spice Powder - February 14, 2010
Spices and Aromatic Herbs Mixtures
This year I'm cooking a special dinner for both Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year, a romantic dinner with chinese dishes. I've cooked all day, and there's still a lot of work to...

Recipe: Lemon Muffins with Poppy Seeds - February 12, 2010
Dessert recipes with spices and herbs
I love my precious muffin pan, that I use not only for muffins but also for recipes like the Chickpeas Flour Chips or the Potato rosti with dill. It's starting to look old... but ...

Recipe: Pork Spare Ribs with Mustard Seeds - February 11, 2010
Meat and poultry recipes with spices and herbs
My partner ask me often to prepare the pork spare ribs, marinated with onions and mustard seeds. Hey, they will never win the Light and Healthy Food prize, but they're a real t...

Recipe: Seeds Herbal Tea - February 08, 2010
Herbal and spiced teas
Creating my own herbal teas mixtures is one of the reasons why I grow aromatic herbs. This herbal tea with spice seeds is an idea for a sweet herbal tea. Seeds Herbal Tea Make...

Recipe: Sprouted Fenugreek Soup - February 04, 2010
Soups with spices and aromatic herbs
A few days ago, I sowed fenugreek after testing the seeds. They were vital, so I also create some fenugreek sprouts. Put the seeds in a covered bowl with some water, in a warm ...

Recipe: Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala - January 10, 2010
Spices and Aromatic Herbs Mixtures
Pav Bhaji is a traditional indian recipe, which consists in a fresh baked bread (Pav) with a creamy vegetable soup (Bhaji), seasoned with its own masala. Pav Bhaji Masala Ingre...

Recipe: Kale Soup with Turmeric - January 06, 2010
Soups with spices and aromatic herbs
Maybe you already read the story of this soup in another post, but all that you need to know is that it was a compromise between healthy and tasty food. Turmeric plays a fundament...

Recipe: Cinnamon Pastries with Tahini - December 26, 2009
Dessert recipes with spices and herbs
Yesterday I went to the garden to harvest some aromatic herbs and I found some ripen Rocotillo. These chilies are really awesome and I put them on the Christmas tree. I c...

Recipe: Sfoof, Sesame Cake from Lebanon - December 16, 2009
Dessert recipes with spices and herbs
I tried many middle-eastern desserts, and I know that they're delicious, but I must admit that I'm always surprised when I try a new one. Cook this cake from Lebanon, flavoured wi...

Recipe: Homemade Sambar Powder - December 12, 2009
Spices and Aromatic Herbs Mixtures
Sambar is a traditional South India dish, made with legumes (daal), vegetales and the sambar powder. Unlike the Curry powder, it's mild and delicate. Let's take a look at the i...

Recipe: Pepparkakor, Swedish Christmas Cookies - December 10, 2009
Christmas Cookies
The Christmas Holiday Mania overwhelmed me many weeks ago, so our tree is ready since November, I've already bought so many toys and sweets that I can't put them all under the tree...

Recipe: Homemade Curry Powder - November 20, 2009
Spices and Aromatic Herbs Mixtures
Many of you already knows that I love indian cuisine, but I must confess I've used store bought curry powder for my recipes... until now. Choosing and preparing the various spices...

Recipe: Spiced Apple Sauce - November 19, 2009
Sauces, dressings and dips with spices
As I told you in a previous post, I'm trying some Thanksgiving recipes. I love many of the traditional ingredients: pumpkin, sweet potatoes... and apples. I served this apple sauc...

(Ita) Ricetta: Patate dolci speziate e caramellate - November 16, 2009


Recipe: Spiced Millet Bread - October 16, 2009
Bread with spices and aromatic herbs
I enjoyed the Herbed Millet Bread, so I try another millet flour recipe. This time I used some spice seeds: nigella or black cumin, (I'm love with it and I'm using it everywhere), ...

(Ita) Ricetta: Kofta speziati con salsa allo yogurt - October 08, 2009


Recipe: Ham rolls with tatsoi - October 07, 2009
Appetizers with spices and herbs
I'm growing two new plants: Tatsoi or Bok Choi (Brassica narinosa) Pak Choi, Dwarf Canton White (Brassica rapa chinensis) Seeded in September, they're similar, with dark green...

Recipe: Zucchini Daal with mustard seeds - September 15, 2009
Soups with spices and aromatic herbs
Daal is one of my favourite indian dishes: it's a legume spiced soup made with every kind (and colour!) of lentils. This recipe uses many different daals, toor dal as main ingredie...

Recipe: Besan Ka Cheela (Indian pancakes) - September 14, 2009
Crepes, pancakes and tortillas with spices
It's always a pleasure to harvest the ingredients that we need. I choose the Peruvian Collnew for this recipe, an orange hot chili pepper. Indian cuisine is healthy, light and ...

Recipe: Ginger Spiced Tea - August 28, 2009
Herbal and spiced teas
My partner and I love any kind of tea, and always enjoy new mixtures. This spiced tea is one of my favourite: you can use dried ginger or a slice of fresh ginger. Spiced Tea In...

Recipe: Indian Naan with Nigella and Sesame - July 26, 2009
Bread with spices and aromatic herbs
I bought nigella during my visit to the grocery, and I finally could prepare some recipes with it. Nigella is called also black cumin or black onion, and its aroma is strong and ve...

Recipe: Chocolate Leaves with ginger - July 21, 2009
Dessert recipes with spices and herbs
Believe me, this spiced dessert is so tasty, but also quick and easy it will become your favourite dessert too! Chocolate Leaves with spices Ingredients Serves two: 100g ...

Recipe: Stir-fried String Beans with Sesame Seeds - July 01, 2009
Vegetable recipes with spices and herbs
I love korean cuisine, with its sweet sour, spiced dishes, and I try always new recipes. Stir-fried String Beans with Sesame Seeds Ingredients 200g string beans 100g minc...

Recipe: Cumin and Cheese Savory Biscuits - June 21, 2009
Savory pastries with spices and aromatic herbs
Cumin seeds add their aroma to these salted biscuits with cheese. Serve them as an appetizer, or with the afternoon tea. Cumin and Cheese Savory Biscuits Ingredients 150g ...

Recipe: Coriander Pakora - May 19, 2009
Fritters with spices and aromatic herbs
Pakistan cuisine is similar to indian one, and it uses many spices like coriander, mustard and cumin seeds. This is the pakistani version of pakora, traditional fritters with c...

Recipe: Fried Bananas with Coconut and Sesame Seeds - April 18, 2009
Dessert recipes with spices and herbs
Thai cuisine it's one of my favourites, and uses many herbs and spices that I manage to grow by myself. This vegan dessert is made with the sesame seeds I harvested last year. I ...

Recipe: Dukkah - September 09, 2008
Spices and Aromatic Herbs Mixtures
I've harvested all seeds from my aromatic plants and spices, and I guess it's the right time to enjoy a dukkah. Any way, all ingredients are dried, so you can prepare this recipe i...

(Ita) Ricetta: Plumcake all'anice, cumino e Gouda - January 14, 2008


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