September 2020 Morocco

Review September’s Spice Madam box has got to be one of the best we’ve received since beginning in November 2018. The Zaalouk Eggplant Dip is such a good, savory pairing with the sweet, nutty Moroccan Bread (which we also dipped in the Harissa sauce that was used on the Harissa Roasted Carrots). The Harissa RoastedContinue reading “September 2020 Morocco”

August 2020 Argentina

Review August brought us a Spice Madam box from Argentina. We had a delicious meal comprised of empanadas (corn/humitas and beef filled) and chimichurri, chimichurri roasted potatoes, and “Matambre” (literal translation is hunger killer), a stuffed flank steak. It was all topped off with Alfajores for dessert – dulce de leche filled short bread cookiesContinue reading “August 2020 Argentina”

July 2020 Indonesia

Review Our July Spice Madam box was from Indonesia. With Galangal Powder, Lemongrass Powder, Kaffir Lime Leaves Powder, and Turmeric, we made Sayur Urap (a green bean salad), Nasi Kuning (Nepalese yellow rice, not pictured), Soto Ayam (chicken noodle soup), Poor Ayam (chicken curry, but we subbed sweet potatoes for the chicken), and Ikan PepesContinue reading “July 2020 Indonesia”

May 2020 Brazil

Review A little late, but our May Spice Madam box was from Brazil! With paprika, tempero baiano, and bay leaves, we made Coxinhas de Frango (a fried ball of dough filled with a creamy lime chicken mixture), Brazilian Rice, Moqueca Seafood Stew, Vegetarian Feijoada, and Brigadeiros. The Brigadeiros recipe called for sprinkles on the outside,Continue reading “May 2020 Brazil”

March 2020 Cambodia

Review Our March Cambodian Spice Madam box came with Annatto Seeds, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Lemongrass, Galangal, and Turmeric for us to make Cambodian Noodle Salad, Pineapple Fried Rice, Cambodian Roast Chicken, and Amok, a steamed fish curry. The dishes taste pretty good, although we were bummed that the playlist this month included only 30 secondContinue reading “March 2020 Cambodia”

February 2020 Lebanon

Review February’s Spice Madam box gave us 3 spices from Lebanon: Lebanese 7 Spice, Lebanese Za’atar, and Sumac! With these, we made Za’atar Dip and Beet Hummus, Fattoush salad (not pictured), Lebanese Chicken & Rice Pilaf, and Layali Lubnan “Lebanese Nights”, a sort of pudding topped with pistachios. Overall, this box was super delicious andContinue reading “February 2020 Lebanon”