Saffron Recipes

Broiled Saffron Dates

Broiled Saffron Dates

If you've been to my house at any point in recent months, you've likely had these dates - broiled with saffron, almond extract, ghee, and a bit of salt. They're unctuous, sweet goodness.

Diana Henry's Uzbeki Carrots

Diana Henry's Uzbeki Carrots

The most interesting carrot recipe I've attempted in a long time - infused with fragrant spices like saffron, cumin, and cinnamon. Punctuated by dried fruit, savory from caramelized onions and tomatoes, with spots of fresh, green herbaceousness from mint, and chiles, and cilantro. Things just get increasingly delicious from there.

Saffron Raspberries

Saffron Raspberries

Beautiful raspberries tossed with saffron brown sugar, vanilla paste, olive oil, and toasted almonds.

Mashed Potatoes & Clouds

Mashed Potatoes & Clouds

So good. Mashed potatoes with a special twist - buttery peaks and cloud-like potatoes, saffron garlic butter, toasted almonds, coriander, and a sesame sprinkle.

Turmeric Popcorn

Turmeric Popcorn

Kernels popped in ghee,clarified butter, or coconut oil and tossed with a short list of power ingredients - turmeric, saffron, nutritional yeast, sesame, and toasted coconut. A+ afternoon snack.

Savory Do-It-Yourself Power Bars

Savory Do-It-Yourself Power Bars

These homemade power bars are based on the recipe I published years ago in Super Natural Cooking. The main difference here is I made these more savory with toasted walnuts, crumbled kale chips, and oil-cured olives.

Blackberry Saffron Honey

Blackberry Saffron Honey

Taking saffron infused honey to the next level by adding seasonal blackberries. It's simple, and an ideal topping for oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, or a cheese plate. A favorite!

Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup

Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup

A preview of a little summer booklet we've been working on for QUITOKEETO, and a saffron yellow pepper soup from it - bright, and smooth, topped with feta, and pistachio.

Saffron-Vanilla Snickerdoodles

Saffron-Vanilla Snickerdoodles

The Saffron-Vanilla Snickerdoodle recipe from The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes.

Pappardelle with Spiced Butter

Pappardelle with Spiced Butter

A recap of my Sunday, including a few portraits I shot, plus a top-notch pasta with spiced butter and asparagus inspired by a recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi's new book.

Lucia Muffins

Lucia Muffins

These muffins are saffron-smacked and riddled with golden raisins, buttermilk battered and barely sweet. Said another way, Lucia buns reinterpreted as muffins. If you love saffron give them a try.

Saffron Pasta Salad

Saffron Pasta Salad

A spring pasta salad made with a vibrant red-wine and saffron vinaigrette, asparagus, and toasted whole wheat orecchiette pasta from Puglia.

Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup

Lively Up Yourself Lentil Soup

Healthy, quick, and satisfying this lentil soup recipe delivers layer after layer of flavor. The tang of the tomatoes plays off the earthiness of the lentils, and the fragrant bolt of saffron yogurt brightens each bowl.

Best School Lunch: Sicilian Broccoli and Cauliflower Pasta

Best School Lunch: Sicilian Broccoli and Cauliflower Pasta

This healthy, colorful Sicilian broccoli and cauliflower pasta recipe comes from chef Tracy Bates at The Oxbow School in Napa - the students there love it.

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