Banana Chai Bread
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
2 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp Spice World Chai Spice
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375˚ F
Cream together butter and sugar. Once fluffy, add in one egg at a time and mix. Add the bananas, milk, and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and Spice World Chai Spice. Then add it to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth
Pour batter into greased loaf pan, and bake for 1 hour
No-Bake Chai Energy Bites
1 cup rolled or steel-cut oats1/2 cup peanut butter (melt a little)
1/4 cup creamed honey, melted
1 tsp Spice World Chai Spice
Handful of dark chocolate chips
Dried coconut, shredded
Mix everything together, then roll into balls
Refrigerate until firm, or freeze for faster results
2 cups milk of your choice
2 black tea bags
1 1/2 tsp of Spice World Chai Spice
3 tbsp maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
Heat up milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat until it begins to bubble around the edges of the pan. Turn off the heat and add tea bags to the hot milk. Steep for 3-5 minutes, then remove the bags
Add in Spice World Chai Spice and maple syrup. Whisk to combine, stirring over medium heat until the mixture is piping hot
Adjust seasoning to your taste, and serve immediately. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge
Serve chilled over ice, or reheat
Ingredients for Sushi Rice3 cups sushi rice
3 cups water
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
Ingredients for Sushi Bake
3 cups of cooked and mixed sushi rice
1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise or Japanese mayonnaise
2 tbsp. of Spice World Furikake Japanese Blend
4 cups shredded imitation crab
Nori sheets cut in rectangular pieces or roasted seaweed snacks (unsalted)
Optional toppings: fish eggs, avocado slices, cucumbers, Sriracha sauce, ginger, or wasabi
Clean and rinse the sushi rice. Add clean rice and water to the rice cooker.
In a large bowl, combine cooked rice, rice vinegar, and Spice World Furikake Japanese Blend. Mix until evenly distributed
Creamy Crab Topping
In a separate bowl, mix together shredded imitation crab, Spice World Furikake Japanese Blend, and mayonnaise. Add salt to taste
In a rectangular pan (9x12 in.), spread the sushi rice evenly, then lightly press down.
Evenly spread a layer of the creamy crab topping over the rice. Drizzle with Sriracha, if desired.
Broil on high for 3 minutes, keeping an eye on it to prevent burning.
Serve with seaweed wraps, ginger, wasabi, or any of your favourite toppings.
Gabe's Garlic Pepper Special
Tuscan Spinach Dip
8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tbsp. Spice World Gabe's Garlic Pepper Special
1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, plus extra for garnish
300 g package chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained
Optional: Chopped parsley for garnish
Preheat oven to 350° F
Set aside 1/2 cup of the shredded mozzarella. Combine all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, and mix until fairly smooth.
Transfer the dip mixture into a baking dish (such as a 9-inch pie dish) and sprinkle the remaining mozzarella over top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the mixture is starting to bubble, and the edges are golden brown
Remove from oven, and garnish with additional sun-dried tomatoes and chopped parsley if desired. Serve hot with sliced baguette, crackers, or veggies.
2 avocados, mashed
1/2 ripe tomato, chopped
1/4 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
1-2 tsp. Spice World Guacamole Seasoning (or add to taste)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/4 cup red onion or white onion, chopped
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container to prevent avocados from browning.
Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Can be served with tortilla chips, on toast, in a sandwich, on rice cakes with smoked salmon and cream cheese, as well as salads.
Honey Habanero Seasoning
Coconut Shrimp with Mango Honey Habanero Aioli
Ingredients for Aioli1/2 cup chopped mango (feel free to use frozen mango!)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp Spice World Honey Habanero Seasoning (add more or less depending on your spice tolerance)
Ingredients for Shrimp
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Spice World Black Pepper Ground
2 large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
300 g raw large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails still attached
3-4 tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
Optional: Finely chopped cilantro for garnish
Blend together all aioli ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. You can add more or less of the Spice World Honey Habanero Seasoning according to your spice tolerance. Cover and refrigerate the aioli until the shrimp are cooked and ready to serve
Get 3 medium sized bowls ready. In one bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and pepper. Beat the eggs together in the second bowl. Combine the panko breadcrumbs and coconut together in the third bowl.
Coat the shrimp: first, dab both sides of the shrimp in the flour. Follow it by dipping it in the eggs. Lastly, gently press the shrimp on the coconut mixture until it is well coated. Set aside on a plate, and repeat the process for the remaining shrimp.
Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Use enough oil to coat the bottom of the entire pan. Fry the shrimp in batches (about 7-9 shrimp per batch). Avoid crowding the pan. Cook each side for 2-3 minutes until the shrimp are a nice golden brown, and cooked all the way through.
Set the cooked shrimp aside on a plate lined with paper towel, as the remaining shrimp are being cooked.
Sprinkle finely chopped cilantro over the coconut shrimp if desired and serve with the mango honey habanero aioli.
Peg City Seasoning
Peg City Honey Butter Chicken Thighs
4 chicken thighs (bone in, skin on)
3 tsp Spice World Peg City Seasoning, divided
5 tbsp salted butter, divided
4 tbsp honey divided
1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1-inch pieces
1/2 lb Brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved
2 cloves garlic, minced
Preheat oven to 375˚ F
Season chicken thighs all over with 2 tsp of the Spice World Peg City Seasoning. Set aside
Melt 3 tbsp. of butter in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in 2 tbsp. of honey until the mixture is bubbly
Place chicken thighs in the skillet, skin side down. Sear for 3-5 minutes until the skin is a golden brown. Flip and sear the other side for another 3-5 minutes until golden brown.
Remove chicken from skillet and set aside. Add remaining 2 tbsp. of butter and 2 tbsp of honey to the skillet, and stir until combined
Add in the sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts, and minced garlic and stir to coat in the honey butter mixture. Sprinkle with remaining Spice World Peg City Seasoning. Allow to cook for 5 minutes
Place chicken thighs on top of the sweet potatoes in the skillet. Place the skillet into the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through (internal temperature at 165˚ F), and sweet potatoes are tender.