Vegan Chai-Spiced Coffee Creamer

Your mornings are about to get a LOT cozier thanks to our new chai-spiced coffee creamer. Made with dairy-free milk, maple syrup, and warming spices in a blender in just 5 minutes, it’s like having a coffeehouse in the comfort of your own home! 
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Vegan Chai-Spiced Coffee Creamer

Your mornings are about to get a LOT cozier thanks to our new chai-spiced coffee creamer. Made with dairy-free milk, maple syrup, and warming spices in a blender in just 5 minutes, it’s like having a coffeehouse in the comfort of your own home! 

Add this EASY, versatile creamer to black tea for a quick chai latte, to a cup of coffee for a dirty chai, or to roasted dandelion root tea for a cozy, caffeine-free option.

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Vegan Chai-Spiced Crème Brûlée

Decadent crème brûlée without eggs or dairy or special equipment? Impossible, right!? Wrong! Friends, we’ve got you covered. This vegan crème brûlée is a dreamboat dessert inspired by a recipe in the gorgeous cookbook Mumbai Modern.
Imagine: a creamy, …

Vegan Chai-Spiced Crème Brûlée

Decadent crème brûlée without eggs or dairy or special equipment? Impossible, right!? Wrong! Friends, we’ve got you covered. This vegan crème brûlée is a dreamboat dessert inspired by a recipe in the gorgeous cookbook Mumbai Modern.

Imagine: a creamy, chai-spiced cashew custard with a crackly, caramelized top. Simple methods and just 10 ingredients required for this elegant dessert. Let’s brûlée!

What is Crème Brûlée?

The first known recipe for crème brûlée, which translates to “burnt cream,” appears in a French cookbook from 1691.

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Chai-Spiced Hot Chocolate

There’s not much that could improve the creamy perfection of hot chocolate, but this chai-spiced twist on the classic drink is hard to beat! This spice-infused treat is warming, oh-so chocolaty, and perfectly sweet. It’s winter comfort in a mug!
Plus, …

Chai-Spiced Hot Chocolate

There’s not much that could improve the creamy perfection of hot chocolate, but this chai-spiced twist on the classic drink is hard to beat! This spice-infused treat is warming, oh-so chocolaty, and perfectly sweet. It’s winter comfort in a mug!

Plus, it’s dairy-free, naturally sweetened with dates, and requires just 8 ingredients and 10 minutes to make.

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Vibrant Roasted Cauliflower Salad (Middle Eastern-Inspired)

Into making veggies delicious and exciting? This roasted cauliflower salad does just that! Flavors and textures abound with smoky + zesty spices, sweet roasted red onions, crunchy pistachios, and tart pomegranate molasses.
It’s a show-stopping side in…

Vibrant Roasted Cauliflower Salad (Middle Eastern-Inspired)

Into making veggies delicious and exciting? This roasted cauliflower salad does just that! Flavors and textures abound with smoky + zesty spices, sweet roasted red onions, crunchy pistachios, and tart pomegranate molasses.

It’s a show-stopping side inspired by Ottolenghi. Perfect for the holiday table, but also easy enough to throw together on a weeknight. Just 30 minutes required. Let us show you how it’s done!

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Pumpkin Donut Waffles with Vanilla Cardamom Glaze

These glorious glazed pumpkin donut waffles are a must make for fall: with a fluffy, yeasty waffle base infused with pumpkin and brown butter, dipped in a sweet vanilla cardamom glaze. The yeasted batter gives these waffles a donut-like flavor even before they’re glazed, with whipped egg whites and a bit of baking soda for […]

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These glorious glazed pumpkin donut waffles are a must make for fall: with a fluffy, yeasty waffle base infused with pumpkin and brown butter, dipped in a sweet vanilla cardamom glaze.

The yeasted batter gives these waffles a donut-like flavor even before they’re glazed, with whipped egg whites and a bit of baking soda for a light and airy texture with a crisp exterior. Make the batter the night before for a guaranteed good morning.

Two plates with stacks of Pumpkin Donut Waffles with a visibly drippy Vanilla Cardamom Glaze, mini pumpkins and cup of coffee in the background.

The full name of these waffles could be something like Overnight Yeasted Pumpkin (but NOT Pumpkin Spice) Brown Butter Donut Waffles with Vanilla Cardamom Glaze, but I thought that was rather a mouthful.

Though these waffles certainly are a mouthful (in the best way possible) so maybe it’s fitting that the name be too.

The recipe is based on my original Donut Glazed Yeasted Waffle recipe from a few years back, which is still one of my favorites. The waffles are ultra crispy, with a light and fluffy interior and a yeasty flavor that makes them taste just like, you guessed it, a raised donut (NOT a cake donut, let’s just clear that up right now).

The waffles are best when the batter sits overnight, which means you pretty much have to do most of the prep ahead of time, ideally the night before. In the morning, you’ll just need to mix in the egg yolks and whip the egg whites, then make the waffles and glaze them.

If you’d rather do even more work ahead of time, make the batter two days in advance, make the waffles the day before, then the morning of simply reheat the waffles in the oven (which somehow makes them even crispier) and dip them in the glaze.

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Super Chunky Chai-Spiced Granola

Who doesn’t love (and dream about) granola?! We’d been dreaming about a chai-spiced version, and today it’s here — and even better than our dreams. It’s perfectly sweet, undeniably chunky, and BURSTING with warming chai spices (we’re ready for you, fal…

Super Chunky Chai-Spiced Granola

Who doesn’t love (and dream about) granola?! We’d been dreaming about a chai-spiced version, and today it’s here — and even better than our dreams. It’s perfectly sweet, undeniably chunky, and BURSTING with warming chai spices (we’re ready for you, fall)! 

Whether you enjoy your granola with milk, yogurt, or by the fistful (who says granola isn’t finger food!?), we hope you love this one!

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Easy Tandoori Spice Mix (6 Ingredients!)

Say hello to our simplified, inspired version of Tandoori Masala! Inspired by the ingredients in the Whole Foods store-bought version of this spice mix, this easy homemade version comes together with just 6 simple ingredients in 5 minutes! It’s smoky, …

Easy Tandoori Spice Mix (6 Ingredients!)

Say hello to our simplified, inspired version of Tandoori Masala! Inspired by the ingredients in the Whole Foods store-bought version of this spice mix, this easy homemade version comes together with just 6 simple ingredients in 5 minutes! It’s smoky, earthy, balanced, and perfect for seasoning chickpeas, tofu, roasted vegetables, chicken, and beyond!

What is Tandoori Masala?

A tandoor is a type of clay oven used originally in northern India and Pakistan, and masala refers to any of a number of spice mixtures ground into a paste or powder for use in Indian cooking.

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Orange Cardamom Energy Bites (No-Bake!)

Okay friends, there’s a new energy bite in town and it’s on major repeat in our kitchen. It’s no secret that we love cardamom (hello, chai!) and orange (juice, anyone?), but when we combined them with our Salted Cashew Caramel Energy Bites, something m…

Orange Cardamom Energy Bites (No-Bake!)

Okay friends, there’s a new energy bite in town and it’s on major repeat in our kitchen. It’s no secret that we love cardamom (hello, chai!) and orange (juice, anyone?), but when we combined them with our Salted Cashew Caramel Energy Bites, something magical happened, and the Orange Cardamom Energy Bite was born! (Happy birthday, bites!)

These bites are sweet, zesty, and decadent and perfect for a quick snack or sweet treat after dinner.

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Golden Matcha Latte (2 Ways!)

It’s a great day, friends! Two of our favorite things have come together to create a new and delicious drink: The Golden Matcha Latte! After trying alllll the different dairy-free milks and various combinations of spices, we found it! A creamy, subtly …

Golden Matcha Latte (2 Ways!)

It’s a great day, friends! Two of our favorite things have come together to create a new and delicious drink: The Golden Matcha Latte! After trying alllll the different dairy-free milks and various combinations of spices, we found it! A creamy, subtly sweet, spice-infused drink that happens to be a beautiful mustard green color (anybody else getting vintage vibes?!).

But seriously, all the best things about golden milk and matcha in one mug?

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These Are the Best Substitutes for Cardamom, Hands Down

Cardamom is a powerful, extra-special spice that can add warmth to savory and sweet dishes alike, from challah and roast poultry, to blondies, hot chocolate, snickerdoodles, and rice pudding. “Think about creative ways to use cardamom and make it a go-…

Cardamom is a powerful, extra-special spice that can add warmth to savory and sweet dishes alike, from challah and roast poultry, to blondies, hot chocolate, snickerdoodles, and rice pudding. “Think about creative ways to use cardamom and make it a go-to spice. It can be a substitute for cinnamon, rather than the other way around,” says Angel Anderson, owner of The Spice Suite in Washington D.C. Ahead, learn all about what makes cardamom unique—and, should you ever run out, the best spice substitutes to use in its place.

What Is Cardamom?

Cardamom is a spice that adds warmth to sweet and savory dishes. There are two types of cardamom seeds that you’ll find in a grocery store or spice shop—green cardamom and black cardamom. Green cardamom is the type that home cooks and bakers are more likely familiar with, but both varieties of this expensive spice have a place in savory and sweet dishes. Because it can be pricey to buy both whole and ground cardamom (Anderson notes that it’s the third most expensive spice in the world), you’re more likely to come across recipes that call for green cardamom, so that’s the best variety to have on hand. “Even if you’re not a baker, you can add ground green cardamom to French toast, pancakes, or biscuits—things that most people make all the time—when you’re tired of cinnamon,” she adds.

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