Author Archives: Stefano

Juicy Pulled Pork

When you think barbecue, there are so many options to choose from.  The most popular barbecue here in North Carolina is pork.  At one point there were more pigs in the state than people.   We put together this simple recipe using two of our spice blends to achieve this delicious juiciness.  The meat is very tender and fall […]

Vegetarian BBQ Lentil “Meatballs”

You can still enjoy a “meatball” without the meat.  These vegetarian lentil balls are great as a snack while watching a football game or to have as a main course.  You can also make these in a larger batch and freeze for future use. Preparation Time                    10 Cooking Time                          30-35 minutes                                                        Servings                                   makes […]

Vegetarian Cajun Red Beans and Rice

Not only is this dish simple and tasty, but it is economical too.  Preferably made with red beans, you can substitute whatever canned beans you might have in your pantry, such as pinto or cannellini.  The smoky taste will make you think that there’s meat in it.  Preparation Time                    12 minutes Cooking Time                          20-25 minutes      […]

Smoked Bourbon Pork Chops

Smoky Bourbon has been a long staple of Southern American culture.  It is unclear where the origins of cooking over an open flame started.  Nonetheless, Barbecue too has been a cuisine that has made its definite mark on all parts of the south.  This recipe combines the best of both worlds.  It gives you the smoky taste of bourbon […]

Tuscan Chicken

Ingredients: 4 – 6 skinless skinless chicken thighs 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil 2 teaspoons Spice Squad Italian seasonings 8 cremini mushrooms , sliced ¾ cup (188ml) unsalted chicken stock 4 garlic cloves , minced 1/2-1 cup sun-dried tomatoes 1 cup fresh spinach 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4-1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Thickener: 3.5 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 […]