The Seasoned Traveler

Recipes and remedies using herbs, spices, and other natural ingredients from the world's pantry


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Ginger, Lime & Cilantro Shrimp Noodle Bowls

IMG_6400ThisĀ  holiday season, amidst all the shopping, the snow shoveling, the gift wrapping, and the party-going, why not sit down to a warm bowl of rice noodles with shrimp for a quick energy boost? This one contains lots of vibrant zesty flavors of fresh ginger, lime, cilantro & scallions. You can keep it basic or add in a mix of your favorite veggies (bell peppers and shiitake mushrooms would be great). Best of all, it’s ready in about 15 minutes. Continue reading

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Warm Ginger-Sesame Chicken Over Carrot & Radicchio Salad

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Maybe it’s in anticipation of The Big Cooking Day next week, but lately I’ve been drawn to fresh and light meals that are easy to prepare. This bright salad combines a spectrum of flavors and colors to please the palate and the eyes. Continue reading


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Slow-Roasted Ribs in Five Spice Rub and Mango Barbecue Sauce

IMG_5729I’m not a big fan of watching sports on television, but I do like cooking up a spread of food for a festive game day. I’ve experimented with different barbecue sauces for ribs and think this one scores big on flavor. Slow-roasted with a Chinese five-spice rub, these ribs are then slathered in a gingery mango sauce. Continue reading