Basics & Condiments

Basics and condiments category is all about the essential staples that form the foundation of great cooking.

From homemade sauces and gravies to broths and spice mixes. I have everything you need to create delicious and satisfying meals. All recipes are easy to follow and using high-quality ingredients for maximum flavor.

Onion Confit with Port Wine and Rosemary

Onion confit is the sweetness of caramelized onions enriched with the deep, slightly tart taste of port wine and aromatic notes of rosemary. This confit is a bridge between traditional French cuisine, where such slow cooking techniques are often used, and modern gastronomic experimentation. In terms of flavor, this confit is a true symphony. The …

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Tarator (Lebanese tahini sauce)

Tarator, or Lebanese tahini sauce, is the epitome of eastern gastronomic art, combining simplicity of preparation and delicacy of flavor. Created from natural ingredients, this sauce is the perfect accompaniment to many dishes, from vegetable salads to meat and fish appetizers. The secret of its uniqueness lies in the combination of aromatic tahini with garlic …

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Balsamic Caramelized Onion Hummus

Introducing hummus with balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions. The sweet and tart notes of the balsamic vinegar complement the juicy caramelized onions, adding depth and complexity to the creamy texture of the hummus. Serve it as a delicious spread on bread or as a dip for vegetables, and let this flavorful hummus be the star …

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Fermented Pineapple Kimchi

Fermented pineapple kimchi is an exotic gastronomic journey with the invigorating notes of the tropics and the spiciness of Korean cuisine. This recipe combines the sweetness of fresh pineapple with the zest of ginger and a subtle note of gochugaru. Garlic and green onions are woven into the recipe, adding layers of flavor, and the …

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Spinach and Sunflower seed pesto

Sunflower Seed & Spinach Pesto is the rich flavor of sunflower seeds, the freshness of spinach, and a hint of garlic. This sauce will be the perfect addition to your pasta or other dishes, like chicken wrap with pesto! The nutty flavor of sunflower seeds combined with fresh spinach leaves creates a unique flavor profile …

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Turkish eggplant and yogurt dip

Simultaneously simple and ingenious, this dish adds yogurt to the already wonderful combination of eggplant and garlic, bringing creaminess and lightness. Paired with warm, fluffy pita, crispy appetizers or grilled meats, this dip is a versatile companion that can transform any meal or appetizer into a vibrant Turkish feast. For a stronger flavor and smoky …

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Purple Pesto in a Mortar

Pesto is native to the Italian region of Liguria. The very name “pesto” comes from the Italian verb “pestare”, which means “to crush” – a reference to the traditional method of preparation with a mortar and pestle. The main difference in this pesto, of course, is its base – purple basil. Compared to green basil, …

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Classic Authentic Pesto Genovese or Pesto Verde

Delicate and t the same time rich, simple but with multi-layered flavors – this is Pesto Genovese. A juicy green sauce from the heart of Italy, a timeless classic that knows no bounds. To begin with, I suggest to understand the definitions. Pesto, translated from Italian, means “to grind” or “crush”, such a name was …

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Mutabal – Eggplant-based Middle Eastern dip with Tahini

Mutabal is a popular dish native to the Middle East in which eggplant is the base. This is a simple but very tasty dip or appetizer, perfect with warm lavash or pita bread, fresh vegetables such as carrots, cucumbers and sweet peppers. It also makes a great addition to grilled or kebabs, and can be …

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