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dark chocolate mint cream candies

by Jackie Newgent  |  March 7, 2024  |  1 Comment
One of my all-time favorite flavor combinations is chocolate and mint. I’m not sure what took me so long to create it, but I finally developed this dark chocolate mint cream candies recipe to satisfy my craving for that dynamic duo. You’ll likely notice that it’s inspired by Junior Mints and York Peppermint Patties. Of course, I think these hand-crafted candies are better than both. Let me know what you think!
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chickpea fries with mint and sumac

by Jackie Newgent  |  February 22, 2024  |  1 Comment
Think of them as fries with a pulse! That pulse is chickpeas—so, literally, they do feature a pulse. Indulging in these chickpea fries with mint and sumac will satisfy that craving for French fries along with an extra punch of protein. The “real” name for these bites of scrumptiousness is panisse—a street food snack that’s popular in the south of France.
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fresh zhoug

by Jackie Newgent  |  February 7, 2024  |  1 Comment
Zhoug (or zhug or schug) is a Middle Eastern sauce (originally from Yemen) featuring herbs, spices, and chili peppers. I’ve been enjoying it for eons … it may be my favorite condiment of all time! This fresh zhoug is considered a hot sauce, but this version offers just a hint of heat since you’ll remove the seeds and veins (membranes) of the jalapeños or other chili peppers to allow all the other bright and earthy flavors to shine.
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