Hungarian Gulyás

Hungarian Gulyás Meat Soup

 

Hungarian Gulyás soup in bread bowl

Hungarian Gulyás Meat Soup

SpiceBreeze
Dig in a bread bowl filled with this hearty soup and savor the taste of freshly ground Hungarian paprika. Gulyás or Goulash is Hungary's national dish. It was invented by Hungarian cattlemen and became their favorite dish. Originally, it was a soup, not a stew. We kept this intention along with the typical ingredients.
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Shopping list

  • 1 lb beef stew meat (*)
  • 1 lb potatoes cut in bite size pieces
  • 1-2 red or green bell pepper cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 1 can tomato/es whole or chopped (8 oz)
  • 24 oz beef or vegetable broth

Optional for serving

  • 3-4 small round bread

You might have

  • 2 onions chopped
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

Culinary Spice Kit

  • Hungarian paprika, marjoram, black pepper, bay leaves

Instructions
 

Gulyás

  • In a large POT, heat 2 tbsp oil over high heat.
  • Season meat with salt and pepper.
  • Fry meat until all sides turn slightly brown.
  • Stir in Gulyás Spices and fry some seconds without burning the spices.
  • Add onions, tomatoes, broth, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cover the POT. Bring to boil. Turn heat to low-medium and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Make sure that the soup is cooking slowly but doesn't stop to cook.
  • Add potatoes and bell peppers. Cook 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are just cooked.

Optional serving

  • Cut off the top of each bread.
  • Scoop most of the inside out.
  • Fill with Gulyás. Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!
Persian Kuku Sabzi

Persian Kuku Sabzi

Persian Kuku Sabzi

Persian Kuku Sabzi

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Eat like a President! Kuku Sabzi is part of the traditional menu served for Nowruz, the Persian New Year. This healthy and easy dish was once served at the White House at Michelle Obama's Nowruz celebration.
Cuisine Persian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cup fresh herbs mixed from: parsley, cilantro, dill
  • 1 cup chives or green onions or scallions chopped
  • 0.5 cup walnuts chopped
  • 2 tbsp dried barberries or cranberries

You might have

  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • oil
  • salt

Optional for serving

  • bread
  • yogurt
  • olives

Culinary Spice Kit

  • [Kuku Sabzi] Turmeric, rosebud, black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, mace, cardamom

Instructions
 

Prepare Berries

  • In a small BOWL, add berries and cover with cold water.
  • Let soak for 10 minutes. Then rinse and drain.

Prepare Batter

  • In a large BOWL, whisk eggs.
  • Add baking powder and salt to taste.
  • Stir in about 1/2 of the Kuku Sabzi spices.
  • Add chopped herbs. Mix well.

Optional

  • Add some walnuts and berries to the batter.

Fry

  • In a PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil.
  • Pour egg-herb mixture evenly into PAN.
  • Cover and let cook over medium-low heat until the top isn’t liquid anymore.
  • Cover with a plate, turn.
  • Slide Kuku Sabzi back into the PAN and cook until it’s cooked through.

Serve

  • Cut Kuku Sabzi into quarters.
  • Garnish with walnuts and berries.
  • Serve with bread, yogurt and/or olives (optional).
  • Enjoy!
Hungarian Gulyás sausage soup

Hungarian Gulyás Sausage Soup

 

Hungarian Gulyás sausage soup

Hungarian Gulyás Sausage Soup

SpiceBreeze
Dig in this hearty soup and savor the taste of freshly ground Hungarian paprika. Gulyás or Goulash is Hungary's national dish. It was invented by Hungarian cattlemen and became their favorite dish. Originally, it was a soup, not a stew. We kept this intention along with the typical ingredients. Though, to save you some cooking time, we substituted stew beef for sausages. (*)
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Shopping list

  • 1 lb beef sausages cut in 1/2 inch slices (*)
  • 1 lb potatoes cut in bite size pieces
  • 1-2 red or green bell pepper cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 32 oz beef or vegetable broth

Optional for serving

  • 3-4 small round bread

You might have

  • 2 onions chopped
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

Culinary Spice Kit

  • Hungarian paprika, marjoram, black pepper, bay leaves

Instructions
 

Gulyás

  • In a large POT, heat 2 tbsp oil.
  • Fry onions, bell pepper, and sausages over medium heat until the onions turn translucent and the bell peppers turn slightly brown.
  • Stir in Gulyás Spices and fry some seconds without burning the spices.
  • Stir in broth, potatoes, and salt & pepper to taste. Cover. Bring to boil.
  • Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are almost cooked.
  • Stir in tomato paste. Cook 5 minutes.

Optional serving

  • Cut off the top of each bread.
  • Scoop most of the inside out.
  • Fill with Gulyás. Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!
Enmoladas

Mexican Enmoladas

Enmoladas

Mexican Enmoladas

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The dark mole sauce is made with several chilies, nuts, and chocolate. It is such a fabulous combination. Think of a chocolate bar with nuts and chili flavor. Preparing the mole sauce is usually labor-intensive and time-consuming. This recipe is a delicious shortcut with all the three important chilies: ancho, guajillo, and pasilla. It is even easier if you skip the tortillas and just pour the sauce over roasted meat.
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Shopping list

  • 1 lbs chicken breast cut each 2 times
  • 1 bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 oz dark chocolate bar min. 70% cacao
  • 2-4 avocado sliced
  • 8-12 tortillas

Optional Toppings

  • tomato/es
  • lettuce
  • crumbled cheese
  • sour cream

You might have

  • 2 cups rice
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 lime or lemon for juice
  • sugar or honey or agave syrup
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

Culinary Spice Kit (see notes for homemade enmolada spices)

  • Pouch [1] Ancho chili powder, pasilla chili powder, cinnamon, oregano
  • Pouch [2] Guajillo chili powder

Instructions
 

Rice

  • Cook rice according to package instructions.

Stew

  • In a large PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil.
  • Add garlic and onions. Stir-fry 3 minutes over medium-low heat.
  • Add chicken, bell pepper, Enmoladas Spices [1].
  • Add to taste: salt, pepper, Enmoladas Spices [2].
  • Stir-fry 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Stir in broth and tomato puree.
  • Add salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cover. Bring to boil.
  • Cook 15 minutes over medium-low heat.
  • Stir in almond butter and chocolate. '
  • Add sugar to taste.
  • Cook 10 minutes over low heat.
  • Take chicken out and shred it with two forks.

Tortillas

  • In a separate PAN, heat some oil and fry each tortilla 15 seconds on each side.

Assembly

  • Fill each tortilla with some chicken, sauce, optional tomato slices and lettuce. Roll it up.

Serve

  • Place roll on plate, top with sauce.
  • Serve with rice and avocado with lime juice.
  • Optional sprinkle with cheese and/ or sour cream.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Substitute the SpiceBreeze spice pouches with fresh chilies. Toast and grind them with a little water. Add chili paste, cinnamon, and oregano to taste, one 1/4 tsp at a time.
  • Substitute almond butter with hazelnut butter or any other nut butter.
Banh Mi Thit

Banh Mi Thit

Banh Mi Thit

Bánh Mì Thịt Xá Xíu

Bánh mì refers to Vietnamese baguette. It’s a heritage from the French colonial period. Thit means meat. Our spice blend includes authentic Vietnamese cinnamon. It’s not only sweet but a bit spicy as well.

Bánh Mì Thịt Xíu Mại

This recipe is for Bánh mì thit xá xíu with BBQ pork. You can use other meat or find the meatball version (Bánh mì thit xíu mai) below. 

Variations
  • Substitute pork with chicken, turkey, or tofu.
  • Substitute daikon with radish or turnip.
  • Substitute daikon and carrots with coleslaw.
The Bánh Mì Thịt Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:

Annatto, black pepper, Sichuan pepper (not recommended during pregnancy), fennel, Vietnamese cinnamon, star anise, and cloves.

Bánh Mì Xíu Mại
Bánh Mì Thịt Xíu Mại
Banh Mi Thit

Vietnamese Banh Mi Thit

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Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb pork boneless (cutlet or belly)
  • 1 lb daikon and carrots mix 70:30
  • 2-4 Persian cucumber
  • 1-2 baguette
  • 4 cloves garlic grated
  • 4 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp cooking wine e.g. Marsala/ dry sherry/ white wine
  • 4-6 tbsp agave syrup or honey or sugar
  • 2-8 tbsp rice wine vinegar or white vinegar
  • oil

Optional

  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fish sauce or 1 tbsp anchovy paste
  • mayonnaise
  • some sprigs cilantro
  • jalapenos

Culinary Spice Kit

  • Annatto, black pepper, Sichuan pepper (not recommended during pregnancy), fennel, Vietnamese cinnamon, star anise, and cloves

Instructions
 

Marinade

  • Cut meat in 1-inch cubes.
  • In a CONTAINER, mix garlic, tamari, cooking wine, 2 tbsp syrup, 1 tbsp oil.
  • Optional add sesame oil, fish sauce.
  • Stir in Banh Mi Spices.
  • Add meat. Mix well.
  • Let rest in the fridge for 2-24 hours. Stir halfway.

Pickles

  • Cut daikon and carrots into thin match-like strips or shred them.
  • In a BOWL, add 1 cup water.
  • Add to taste: 2-4 tbsp syrup, vinegar, 1-2 tbsp salt.
  • Let rest in fridge 2-24 hours.

Grill

  • Preheat OVEN to 390°F.
  • Place meat on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Bake 30 minutes.
  • Turn halfway and brush meat with the marinade.

Cut

  • Cut cucumber in strips.
  • Cut meat thinly.

Assemble your Banh mi thit

  • Place meat in your baguette.
  • Add cucumber and pickles.

Optional

  • Spread mayonnaise on one half of the baguette. Top with cilantro leaves and/or sliced jalapenos.
  • Enjoy!
Bánh Mì Xíu Mại

Vietnamese Banh Mi Thit Xiu Mai

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Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

For the meatballs

  • 1 lb ground meat (pork veal, or poultry)
  • 1/2 lb jicama grated
  • 3 tomato/es chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp tapioca starch

For the sauce

  • 1 large onion chopped
  • tomato paste
  • coconut or palm oil

For the pickles

  • 1 lb daikon and carrots mix 70:30
  • agave syrup or honey or sugar
  • rice wine vinegar or white vinegar

For serving

  • 2-4 Persian cucumber cut in thin strips
  • 1-2 baguette

Optional

  • tamari or soy sauce
  • fish sauce
  • mayonnaise
  • some sprigs cilantro
  • jalapenos sliced

Culinary Spice Kit

  • Annatto, black pepper, Sichuan pepper (not recommended during pregnancy), fennel, Vietnamese cinnamon, star anise, and cloves

Instructions
 

Cook jicama

  • In a small POT, bring water to boil and cook jicama for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.

Pickles

  • Cut daikon and carrots into thin match-like strips or shred them.
  • Keep 2 tbsp cooked jicama aside and add remaining jicama to the daikon and carrots.
  • In a BOWL, add 1 cup water.
  • Add to taste: 2-4 tbsp syrup, vinegar, 1-2 tbsp salt.
  • Let rest in fridge 1-24 hours.

Fry garlic and onions

  • In a PAN, heat 1 tbsp sesame oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onions. Fry over medium-low heat until the onions turn brown. Take them out and set aside to cool.

Prepare meatballs

  • In a BOWL, mix ground meat, 2 tbsp jicama, fried garlic and onions, tapioca starch, and salt to taste. Mix well.
  • Form meatballs. Use about 1 tbsp of the meat mixture for each meatball.

Steam meatballs

  • In a large POT, place a deep soup plate. Fill water around the plate up to half of the height of the plate. Place meatballs in the plate. Cover POT. Heat water and steam meatballs for 15 minutes.

Sauce

  • In a PAN, heat 1 tbsp coconut oil. Add onions and Banh Mi Spices. Mix well.
  • Fry onions until they turn translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and salt to taste. Cook over slow heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add 1 cup of water and stir in 1-2 tbsp tomato paste.
  • Season with tamari and fish sauce to taste.
  • Add steamed meatballs and the liquid from its plate.
  • Mix well and let cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring in between.

Assemble your Banh mi thit

  • Place meat in your baguette.
  • Add cucumber and pickles.
  • Spread mayonnaise on one half of the baguette (optional).
  • Top with cilantro leaves and/or sliced jalapenos (optional).
  • Enjoy!
Ghanaian Waakye

Ghanaian Chicken Waakye

 

Ghanaian Waakye

Ghanaian Chicken Waakye

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Waakye is very popular all over Ghana. The name derives from waakye leaves that are typically used to turn the color of the dish to reddish-brown. Baking soda has the same effect. Try this basic dish with sides of your choice and grains of paradise to your taste. These peppercorns are native to West Africa, mainly from Ghana, and a mild but pungent alternative to black pepper.
 
Hands-on Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Shopping list

  • 1 lb chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 can Kidney beans rinsed
  • 1.5 cups long grain rice washed

You might have

  • 1 onion peeled and roughly cut
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and roughly cut
  • 1 inch ginger peeled and roughly cut
  • baking soda
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

Waakye Culinary Spice Kit

  • Pouch [1] Smoked paprika, thyme, bay leaves
  • Pouch [2] Grains of paradise

Instructions
 

Waakye

  • In a large POT, heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium heat.
  • Careful of splatters, add beans and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add 1 tsp baking soda, rice, 3 cups of water, and salt to taste.
  • Mix well, cover, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low. Cook for 15-20 minutes until the rice is cooked.

Chicken

  • In a FOOD PROCESSOR, blend onion, garlic, and ginger with 1/2 cup of water until smooth.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a large PAN, heat 2 tbsp of oil over medium heat.
  • Add the chicken and fry until it turns brown on all sides.
  • Careful of splatters, add the liquid from the FOOD PROCESSOR and Waakye [1] spices.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes over medium-low heat until the chicken is cooked. Add some more water if necessary and salt to taste.
  • On the plated dish, sprinkle Waakye [2] spices to taste from a grinder or the whole peppercorns.

Optional

  • Serve Waakye with fried plantains, boiled eggs, and/ or sour cabbage salad (see notes).
  • Enjoy!

Notes

▪ Substitute kidney beans with black-eyed peas.
 
Recipes for:
▪ vegetarian Waakye
▪ optional side dishes