Chicken Olives Tagine

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Chicken Olives Tagine
Tagines are originally cooked in the earthenware tagine pot. Chicken Olives Tagines are called “Meslalla” which means green olives. This recipe is the simplest version with a pure flavor dominated by saffron and olives. The smell of saffron feels like home in a Moroccan family kitchen.
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword cinnamon, saffron
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
Shopping List
  • 1.5 lb chicken breast or thighs cut into about 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 lb potatoes
  • cup ½ green olives
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb bread
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1 onion quartered
  • oil
  • salt
Optional garnish:
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
Culinary Spice Kit
  • Paprika, ginger, black pepper, cumin, turmeric, saffron
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword cinnamon, saffron
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
Shopping List
  • 1.5 lb chicken breast or thighs cut into about 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 lb potatoes
  • cup ½ green olives
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb bread
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1 onion quartered
  • oil
  • salt
Optional garnish:
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
Culinary Spice Kit
  • Paprika, ginger, black pepper, cumin, turmeric, saffron
Instructions
Prepare
  1. Cut potatoes into long slices about 0.5 inches thick.
  2. Reserve 3 slices of lemon for later.
  3. In a POT, add chicken, potatoes, olives, onion, lemon, Olives Tagine spices, 1 tbsp olive oil, and 1 tsp salt. Mix well, cover, and let rest for 15 minutes.
Cook
  1. Heat the POT on the stove, add broth, and salt to taste.
  2. Mix well, cover, and bring to boil.
  3. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook for about 15 minutes until chicken and potatoes are cooked.
Serve
  1. Serve with bread or couscous.
  2. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

* If you prefer couscous, we recommend buying plain couscous.

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Moroccan B’stilla, also called pastilla, is a savory-sweet pie in crisp phyllo-style wrapping. It’s an indispensable menu item on festive occasions like weddings. 

Cambodian Samlar Machu is a soup with a sour note from lime and tamarind. The flavor base is the traditional Cambodian kroeung spice blend including lemongrass, galangal, and makrut lime leaves.

Moroccan B'stilla

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French Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

The popular Quiche Lorraine is a pie named after the Lorraine region in the North-East of France. Originally, it’s made with eggs, cream, and pork fat – no cheese. Adjust the filling to your taste with spinach, leek, … The spice kit includes mace instead of nutmeg, and a French salad seasoning.

Lebanese Pumpkin Kibbeh

Kibbeh is a very popular dish in most Middle Eastern countries that has often the form of a small football. Baked Kibbeh is a kind of pie. For the crust mix bulgur (cracked wheat) with pumpkin. The filling combines meat, spinach, and optional nuts with a baharat spice blend. Or substitute garbanzo beans for meat.

 

Pumpkin Kibbeh

European Holiday Feast

Gans

Roasted goose with red cabbage and potato dumplings is one of the traditional holiday feasts in Northern Europe. Chicken and gnocchi make the preparation faster and easier. You can save even more time without gravy. The juicy sauce out of the oven is scrumptious by itself. The key ingredient is the herb Mugwort. It’s also beneficial for the digestion.

Global Black Bean Burger

This Black Bean Burger is only one of countless vegetarian burgers that are created to date. The history of meatless fried patties goes back to 1969 when the first recipes appeared. In the early eighties, the first commercial version hit the British market and was an immediate success. However, the term “veggie burger” long referred to a hamburger with vegetables on top.

Black Bean Burger

Italian Lasagne in Padella

Lasagne in Padella

The name Lasagna, or Italian Lasagne, is derived from the Ancient Greek word ‘Laganon’ which refers to a flat dough. Lasagna is #11 on the world’s best food list voted by CNN readers. Make the tomato sauce ahead and cook this delicious comfort food with layers of ricotta, kale, and mozzarella on any weeknight quick and easy in a pan (“in padella”).

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Oriental Pumpkin Pie Spice

Make your own Pumpkin Spice Latte with this freshly ground Pumpkin Pie Spice blend, freshly ground with a hint of oriental cardamom. Or bake a quick holiday movie snack. Recipes include a pumpkin dish from Zimbabwe.

‎Zimbabwean Pumpkin Soup

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This Black Bean Burger is only one of countless vegetarian burgers that are created to date. The history of meatless fried patties goes back to 1969 when the first recipes appeared. 

Lasagna is #11 on the world’s best food list voted by CNN readers. Make the tomato sauce ahead and cook this delicious comfort food with layers of ricotta, kale, and mozzarella on any weeknight quick and easy in a pan (“in padella“).

Black Bean Burger
Lasagne in Padella

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Bahraini Machboos

Machboos

Machboos or Majboos is claimed to be the national dish of the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is full of Arabian flavors. Different from other baharat spice blends, Omani baharat includes dried limes and roses. Dried limes, also called Loomi, Omani limes, or black limes, are an important ingredient in the cuisine around the Persian Gulf.

Mexican Mole Chicken

Dark mole is a sauce made from several chile peppers, nuts, and chocolate. It is usually labor-intensive and time-consuming. This recipe is a delicious shortcut with popular Ancho chile, cacao, and sesame seeds. Ancho chile is a very mild chile type. Unlike the common, roasted cocoa, cacao is pure chocolate and higher in minerals.

Mole Chicken

Asian Buddha Bowl

Buddha Bowl

The ‘Buddha Bowl’ is a contemporary trend of colorful vegetarian one-bowl meals. Healthy nigella in protein-rich quinoa balls fit just right. If you are new to quinoa or short in time, you can simply add quinoa to your bowl and sprinkle the spice blend on top. For your convenience, find the meatballs version online.

Martinican Colombo de Poulet

Colombo de Poulet is a popular dish in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The key ingredient is the spice blend Colombo powder (Poudre de Colombo) with brown mustard and white rice. You can find the seasoning at any market on the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. It’s named after the capital of its origin, Sri Lanka.

Colombo de Poulet

Persian Koofteh Tabrizi

Koofteh Tabrizi

The city of Tabriz in Northern Iran is the origin of these aromatic meatballs that are mixed with peas, rice, herbs, and Persian advieh seasoning. The authentic balls are gigantic to allow a filling of egg, nuts, and dried fruits. Of course, their preparation takes a bit longer and is optional. For a weekday night, enjoy the meatballs in a smaller size without the filling.

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Black Garlic

Chefs in high-end restaurants praise black garlic for its magically complex flavor: savory, sweet, tangy, earthy, meaty – all together. On the other side, the typical garlic flavor is less strong. Its texture is unique, somewhat soft and chewy.

Black Garlic

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These aromatic meatballs that are mixed with peas, rice, herbs, and Persian advieh seasoning. The authentic Koofteh Tabrizi are filled with egg, nuts, and dried fruits. 

Colombo de Poulet is a popular dish on the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, seasoned with a blend including turmeric, cumin, coriander, fenugreek, brown mustard, and white rice. 

Koofteh Tabrizi
Colombo de Poulet

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Sichuan Kung Pao

Kung Pao is a classic, spicy dish originated in the Sichuan Province in Southwest China, named after a former governor of Sichuan. Unlike the westernized version, it’s signature spice is Sichuan peppercorn. Don’t be surprised. This pepper is not hot but causes a slight numbing sensation on the tongue. Add chili pepper flakes to taste for the desired heat.

Kung Pao

Tunesian Qalat Daqqa

Qalat Daqqa is a Tunisian five-spice blend. Our version adds exotic rosebuds. The most significant part of Qalat Daqqa is a rare spice from West Africa ‘grains of paradise’, also known as malagueta or Guinea pepper. This seasoning staple is versatile and great on meat or vegetables for grilling or in hearty soups and stews.

Yucatán Pollo Pibil

Pibil was a method to prevent the meat from spoiling. It dates back to the Maya from Yucatán. The mild yet earthy, slightly bitter achiote, aka annatto, matches perfectly to the sour orange-vinegar-juice to form the seasoning called ‘recardo rojo’. If you can get a hold of banana leaves, place one in the pot and enclose all the meat and vegetables in it.

Pollo Pibil

Turkish Lahmacun

Lahmacun

Lahmacun, Lahmajoun, or translated “meat on dough” is a pizza style dish in the Eastern Mediterranean region from Lebanon to Turkey. The dough has a thin crispy-soft stone oven texture. At home, it’s traditionally baked in a pan without oil. The meat topping is mixed with summer vegetables which makes it refreshing juicy. Lahmacun is eaten rolled up with or without salad filling.

Peruvian Anticuchos

Anti-cucho translates most likely to ‘cuts from the Andes region’. Anticuchos have a long history dating back to the pre-Columbian era of the Incas. Initially, they were made with llama meat. The Spaniards changed the meat, added new spices, and put the meat on skewers. Today, Anticuchos are preferably made of beef heart, chicken, or steak and most popular during National Holidays and at summer barbecues.

Anticuchos

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Fennel Pollen

Fennel Pollen

Before giving up on the summer, sprinkle a magic floral note on a light dish of pasta, steamed fish, poultry, or salad. The pollen collected from flowers on the fennel plant is prized by Italian chefs. Fennel pollen is one of the most expensive spices. Similar to saffron, the harvest is extremely labor-intensive. 

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Turkish Lahmacun is a pizza style dish. The dough has a crispy-soft texture. At home, it’s traditionally baked in a pan without oil.

Anti-cucho translates to ‘cuts from the Andes region’. First made with llama meat, the grilled Anticuchos skewers have a long history and are popular throughout South America, especially in Peru.

Lahmacun
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Greek Moussaka

Though Moussaka doesn’t origin in Greece, it became the best known of all Greek dishes. Authentic Moussaka is a casserole covered with a thick layer of béchamel sauce. The latter is quite tricky to master. This recipe is a combination with Kleftiko, a dish baked in parchment paper. It’s easy to prepare, fun to eat, and has a rich Moussaka flavor. The spice blend is enough for two dishes, so you can try the authentic version with our online recipe as well.

Moussaka

Moroccan Méchoui & Couscous

Méchoui

Cumin is the star of this meal. It’s the characteristic flavor of grilled Méchoui. We loved to enjoy it at the Moroccan family restaurant in Brussels. Spice it up with our version of a Harissa paste which is milder than the labor-intensive original. Add another family favorite, the couscous summer salad. So juicy and refreshing that it’s always a hit at potlucks. Use as much lemon juice as you like.

Armenian Basturma

Basturma is a pastrami style beef with a fenugreek based seasoning. Experience the intensive flavor in this adaption for short marinated grill meat. Or use the spice blend in a bell pepper dip. 

As a spicier variety of paprika, the Aleppo pepper is quite mild. Add a cold fresh summer salad or soup from cucumber and dill.

Basturma

Hawaiian Poke Bowl Bar

Poke started off as a quick snack of fresh fish fillet bites mixed with salt, seaweed, and crushed nuts. Japanese style poke bowls became the most popular across the world, in addition to many non-fish versions. Which is your favorite at the Poke Bowl Bar?

Poke Bowl

Javanese Sate Ponorogo

Sate Ponorogo

Sate (“Satay”) is a national dish of Indonesia and was voted one of the most delicious foods of the world (CNN). It comes in many variations depending on the region. Enjoy this version from Ponorogo, a regency of East Java, Indonesia, with a tangy peanut or cashew dipping.

Tabletop Spice of the Month:

Sun Dried Tomatoes

Enjoy the summer flavor and convenience of ground sun dried tomatoes. They are perfect on Mediterranean appetizers and can boost any basic salad, sandwich, or pizza. Don’t try them if you don’t want to get hooked.

sun dried tomatoes
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Poke started off as a quick snack of fresh fish fillet bites mixed with salt, seaweed, and crushed nuts.  Japanese styles became the most popular across the world, in addition to many non-fish versions. Which is your favorite at the Poke Bowl Bar?

Sate (“Satay”) is a national dish of Indonesia and was voted one of the most delicious foods of the world (CNN). Enjoy Sate Ponorogo with a tangy peanut or cashew dipping.

Poke Bowl Bar
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South African Sosaties

Sosaties are marinated skewers from the Cape Malay which became staples in South African homes. Their flavor is fragrant and spicy, but not hot. The spice blend includes curry leaves, orange peel, turmeric, fenugreek, and many more.

Sosaties

Indian Tandoori

Tandoori

Well-known Tandoori BBQ develops its flavor in a fragrant yogurt-marinade. The spice blend includes ajowan, an extraordinary aromatic Indian spice. Ajowan has a thyme-anise-like taste, slightly bitter and nutty. Dip the grilled goodness into a mint chutney from fresh herbs.

Cajun Shrimp

We are glad to bring a taste of New Orleans to your home with this Cajun recipe for shrimp or fish filets. For the side, we included amchoor powder which is made from dried green mangoes. It brings a fruity flavor to the coleslaw to pair with the citrus flavor in the red bell pepper.

Cajun Shrimp

Espresso BBQ

Coffee blends are widely popular. The trend for the dark beans didn’t stop at the coffee shop. Creamy espresso beans mixed with mild ancho chilies add unexpected flavor dimensions to grilled meat. Or give it a try on grilled vegetables. Our blend is made with high-quality Italian espresso for an aromatic flavor without the bitterness.

Espresso BBQ

Swedish Köttbullar

Köttbullar

IKEA made them famous around the world: Köttbullar, the national dish of Sweden. Surprisingly, in 2018, Sweden revealed Turkey as its origin. In the 18th century, King Charles XII fell in love with Turkish meatballs and introduced them to his home country. Today, Köttbullars are usually served with mashed potatoes, creamy brown sauce, and sour-sweet sides: cucumber salad and lingonberry jam.

Caribbean Melon Curry

The island group of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea includes, for instance, the Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Saint Lucia, but not Saint Marie. The latter is a fictional island for the TV show ‘Death in Paradise’. The startling star at the beginning of season 8 was a Melon Curry, a refreshing summer dish that originates in India.

Caribbean Melon Curry