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June recipe: Smokey ancho cheddar burgers

6.10. 2019 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

June is a month for burgers, and we wanted to share one of our favorites: Smokey ancho cheddar burgers. Despite the ample use of homemade garlic ancho chile paste, these burgers are not spicy, but bursting with sweet roasted garlic and smokey, earthy, dried anchos. Tangy melted cheddar, addictive ancho mayonnaise and bright bursts of […]

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May recipe: Lebanese-inspired tomato and cucumber salad

5.15. 2019 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

I, Paul, travel a lot for work. A favorite ritual after each trip is to try and bring some of the new flavors back to our table in Haiti. In a small way, it makes these long trips and hard-to-imagine places a little more understandable for our two curious toddlers. This Lebanese-inspired cucumber and tomato […]

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April recipe: North African grilled chicken

4.24. 2019 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

For us, the warmer months of eating revolve around the grill, where our current go-to protein is North African grilled chicken. Inspired by the flavors of the famous North African spice mix known as Ras Al-Hanout (or “best of the shop”), our marinade uses a blend of warming spices, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric, cumin, nutmeg […]

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March recipe: Blueberry coconut baked Scottish oats

3.22. 2019 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

If you have followed Haitian news in the past month, you may have seen that the country experienced a serious political crisis, with violent and unpredictable protests shutting down normal life and movement. For our family, this meant 12 days staying in our home in Port-au-Prince with our two little kids. As we passed the […]

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February recipe: Te jenjanm (Haitian ginger tea)

2.21. 2019 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

Te jenjanm (Haitian ginger tea) is a distinctive, bold and spicy brew from our adopted home in Haiti. Ginger is traditionally known in many places for its curative and restorative powers. Te jenjanm has a spicy kick that soothes the throat and warms the body. It is a favorite drink during the cooler months, and […]

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January recipe: Chocolate custard cake

1.16. 2019 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

Chocolate custard cake is our favorite chocolate cake. This fabulous cake is flourless, supremely decadent, dead simple to make, and perfectly balances the subtle spiciness of ancho and cinnamon with a dark fudgy texture. But perhaps the most eloquent endorsement is the bite mark on the stained recipe page by our late greyhound, Leo, who always […]

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December recipe: Bonbon siwo (Haitian gingerbread)

12.21. 2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

This holiday season add the flavors of Haiti to your holiday table with Bonbon siwo (Haitian gingerbread). Bonbon siwo is a warmly spiced, tropical gingerbread from Haiti, made over charcoal fires along busy market streets. This Haitian gingerbread cake is dark and dense with coconut milk and blackstrap molasses, and boldly flavored with fresh ginger, cloves and cinnamon. […]

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