Category Archives: Matt Armendariz

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Chicken Tinga

Chicken Tinga is one of my favorite things to make. It’s easy, it’s quite forgiving in that you don’t need to be too exact, and it has that unmistakable smoky flavor thanks to chipotle. Because it’s a shredded chicken recipe, … Continue reading

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Casella Okulaja

A New Year, A New Flavor Explorer

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! I think it really is the most wonderful time of year – especially for food. Spice Islands® was lucky to have three great bloggers contribute some fabulously tasty recipes to Flavor Explorer over the … Continue reading

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Spiced Granola

I’m not one of those people who thinks that granola needs to be sent off to a Happy Breakfast Place, forced to live there forever. Me? I could happily snack on granola all day long, and I usually do. It’s … Continue reading

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Roasted Curry-Spiced Brussels Sprouts

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t enjoy Brussels Sprouts and I’m pretty sure I have my mother to thank for that. Their green, earthy cabbage-like flavor makes them a perfect side dish for holiday roasts and all sorts … Continue reading

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Vanilla Brined Thanksgiving Turkey

I look forward to Thanksgiving more than almost any other holiday. It’s a time to slow down, even for just a day, and share the season with those most important to us. Friends, family, acquaintances and old companions spend the … Continue reading

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Casella Okulaja

Introducing Our Flavor Explorers for the Holiday Season

At the beginning of the holiday season every year, I find myself brainstorming ways to liven up my menus and spreads. Of course I always have traditional fare passed down through my family, but I also like to serve my … Continue reading

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So long, farewell…

Folks, can I just tell you how wonderful it’s been being a Spice Islands Flavor Explorer? My stint is almost up (rumor has it that a pretty fantastic guy is taking over the reins) but I just wanted to take … Continue reading

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Spiced French Toast

One of the earliest recipes I learned to make as a child was French Toast. I suspect I was allowed to cook it because it’s messy even for adults and how could a five-year old mess it up? You’ll be … Continue reading

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Vicky Escrojin

Celebrating Our First Blogger: The MattBites Recipe Party

If I had to list the top 10 reasons why I love my job, I’d say one of them is because I get to attend recipe-tasting parties during my normal workday. I was beyond excited when the Spice Islands team … Continue reading

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Acaraje with a Spicy Shrimp Filling

Of all the places I’ve visited, Brazil has never been one of them. And for a boy who grew up listening to Brazilian pop and jazz music as well as one who’s flown over and around the country of Brazil … Continue reading

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