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Asian-style Cabbage-Fennel Coleslaw

Asian-style Cabbage-Fennel Coleslaw recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

I hope everyone is taking a much needed day off this Saturday to celebrate 4th of July with your loved ones! We are opening the walk-in store earlier (8.30am), so we can take off at noon for the holiday. We will be grilling by the lake with the family, filling up on all the tasty BBQ meats that we can never cook up at home without setting the smoke alarms off.

It’s hard to resist whatever is sizzling and smoking on the grill. But save some room on your plate for a refreshingly tart and sweet coleslaw like this Asian-style Cabbage-Fennel Coleslaw.

Spicy Miso Glazed Chicken Wings

Spicy Miso Glazed Chicken Wings recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

One week to 4th of July, and here’s the chicken wings recipe you have to make! Grill it, bake it, cook it over the campfire. It doesn’t matter. What matters is this Spicy Miso Sauce that sticks to your fingers, tantalizes your tongue, and puts you in a state of lip smacking meditative bliss.

Miso Glazed Chicken Wings by SeasonWithSpice.com

This deliciously sweet, spicy, savory miso-based sauce is as simple as whisking up red miso paste, along with some essential Asian ingredients, and our Spicy Korean Chili Seasoning. The miso paste gives the sauce a deep umami flavor, while our Spicy Korean Chili Seasoning ramps up the flavor and heat.

Udon Noodles with Sweet Miso Sauce

Udon Noodles with Sweet Miso Sauce by SeasonWithSpice.com

In my recent Radish Salad recipe, I had mentioned that when shopping for radishes, look for a bunch with fresh leafy tops. The fresher the better, because today we are going to incorporate not only the radishes, but their leafy greens into this recipe for Udon Noodles with Sweet Miso Sauce.

recipe with radish and radish greens

Magic happens when you cook up both radishes and radish greens. Radishes mellow out when cooked, so that the intense spiciness is tamed into just a peppery bite with a hint of sweetness.

The greens – packed with calcium, iron, and vitamins – immediately soak up the flavor of the sauce in the dish, as they just begin to wilt when heated.

Avocado Matcha Smoothie

Avocado Matcha Smoothie by SeasonWithSpice.com

The two busiest and most stressful times of the year for many of us are the beginning of the holiday season, and right now – the start of the summer season. 

Weddings, grad parties, and BBQ’s to attend. Parents trying to figure out how to keep their kids entertained. Housework and yard work. Planning vacations and so on. 

It’s easy to lose track of eating healthy when your head is spinning. 

Ever the more reason to start your day with a nutrient packed breakfast. Try a green smoothie, and make it a little more green and healthy with a spoonful of our Premium Japanese Matcha Powder 抹茶.

Premium Japanese Matcha Powder available at SeasonWithSpice.com

Rice Noodle Salad with Grilled Satay Shrimp

Rice Noodle Salad with Grilled Satay Shrimp recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

Tangles of rice noodles topped with satay-spiced shrimp, sweet mango, crisp lettuce, fresh herbs, and chopped peanuts.  All tossed in a refreshingly citrusy, spicy dressing.

This Rice Noodle Salad with Grilled Satay Shrimp is just one of the endless Southeast Asian dishes I love to cook up in the summer.  It’s light, but filling, with lots of fresh vegetables, herbs, and tropical fruits.  It’s a healthier, and much more flavorful alternative to all the meat-heavy grilling at summer get-togethers.

Rice Noodle Salad with Grilled Satay Shrimp by SeasonWithSpice.com
Malaysian Satay Seasoning available at SeasonWithSpice.com

Using our handcrafted Malaysian Satay Seasoning – a blend rich in turmeric, coriander, ginger, cumin, garlic, shallot, galangal, and other aromatic spices – marinate the jumbo shrimp along with coconut palm sugar, fish sauce, and some freshly minced lemongrass.

After marinating, grill for a few minutes on each side to give the shrimp a light charring and smoky flavor.

Cashew Chicken in Sichuan Sauce

Cashew Chicken in Sichuan Sauce by SeasonWithSpice.com

In the store, we have many customers asking for recommendations on good Asian restaurants to try.  I suggest a few, but always let them know that some of the most delicious Asian dishes they are going to taste are the ones they make themselves.  In your own kitchen, you always know what’s in the sauce, the quality of the meat, and the freshness of the vegetables.

So skip the take-out cashew chicken, and whip up this homemade version instead.  It features a Sichuan sauce with a more complex flavor, and a little extra heat.

Cashew Chicken in Sichuan Sauce recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

Spicy Sichuan Seasoning available at SeasonWithSpice.com

Sichuan Sauce by SeasonWithSpice.com

The Sichuan sauce in this version of Cashew Chicken uses a simple combination of some basic Chinese cooking ingredients – soy sauce, dark soy sauce, rice wine, and rice vinegar – along with our Spicy Sichuan Seasoning.

With the one-two punch of Sichuan pepper and bird’s eye chili, our Spicy Sichuan Seasoning will hit your tongue with that simultaneous numbing and burn that Sichuan dishes are famous for. While your tongue is being tickled, the brown sugar & sea salt, ginger & garlic, and coriander & star anise, will waken your taste buds with a depth of flavor that gives this spicy sauce its bold taste.

Radish Salad spiced with Sumac & Aleppo

Radish Salad spiced with Sumac Powder and Aleppo Chili Flakes by SeasonWithSpice.com

For summer salads, let whichever vegetable is most abundant from the garden or at the farmer’s market become the star of your salad.

And right now in June – with so many fresh and bright and flavorful radishes around – make this Radish Salad spiced with Sumac & Aleppo.