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Dips and Spreads

Aromatic White Bean Hummus with Toasted Spices

Aromatic White Bean Hummus with Toasted Spices

Your guests will be delighted by this fragrant, flavorful white bean hummus.  The toasted spice topping makes it special and adds a little extra texture to this classic dip. With the holidays right around the corner, we’re all looking for a handful of quick and […]

Homemade Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

Homemade Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

This delicious Thai sweet chili sauce is inexpensive to make and comes together in just 15 minutes.  Once you make your own, you will never buy the bottled sauce again. Thai sweet chili sauce is among my favorite condiments.  It is delicious as a dip […]

Cool and Spicy Mint Chutney

Cool and Spicy Mint Chutney

This Cool and Spicy Mint Chutney is a refreshing condiment that can been enjoyed year round. It’s as tasty with meats from the braai as it is with salads, or crispy papadums. This chutney has been a favorite of mine since childhood.  I still remember […]

Pico de Gallo, Mexican Salsa

Pico de Gallo, Mexican Salsa

Pico de Gallo (rooster’s beak in Spanish) is probably the most common Mexican sauce.  There is good reason for its popularity, because this salsa is both easy to make and totally addictive. Nobody knows why pico de gallo was originally named for a rooster’s beak. […]

Easy, Authentic Guacamole

Easy, Authentic Guacamole

I remember discovering guacamole on an extended trip to Mexico when I was six years old.  I’ve never forgotten that first, heavenly bite or the adventure of seeing it prepared in front of me in a traditional molcajete.  Homemade guacamole is fresh, delicious, and easy to […]