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Herbs, Oil & Spices

These Herbs, Oils & Spice recipes are listed in alphabetical order.

Southwest Marinade for Chicken is one of my 5 favorites

5 Favorite Quick & Easy Chicken Marinades

Here are my 5 Favorite Quick & Easy Chicken Marinades that work great with chicken breasts, chicken thighs or drumsticks, whole roaster chickens.…

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Apple Pie Spice

Making Homemade Apple Pie Spice is an ideal way to incorporate spices likely already in your cabinet. This spice blend goes perfectly in…

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Asian Marinade

This Asian Marinade is so versatile. Yes it's great for all cuts of chicken, but it's also perfect with pork, shrimp and…

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Asian Vinaigrette is so quick and easy to make at home. Asian Vinaigrette ingredients are intended to be nuanced according to personal taste.

Asian Vinaigrette The Star of the Show

Making homemade vinaigrettes are so quick and easy and this Asian Vinaigrette is no exception. It can transform a simple green salad and is the…

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Baked Cod with Montpellier Butter

Baked Cod with Montpellier Butter

Cod is a wonderfully mild white flaky fish.  It's happy seasoned with anything from fresh herbs to punchy marinades.  It's beautiful baked…

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Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

Whether you grow fresh basil yourself or buy it at the market, inevitably you will end up with more than you need.  Having an easy Basil Pesto…

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Boursin Spread {Garlic & Herb}

Boursin Garlic & Herb Spread

I'm not sure when Boursin Spread became so popular, but as a child I can remember it being served with crackers and other nibbles in the 5…

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Bread Dipping Oil

What's not to love about sitting down at your favorite Italian restaurant when out comes warm crusty bread and a dish of herby Bread…

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Butter Bean Salad with Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette

Butter Bean Salad {with Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette}

This Butter Bean Salad is loaded with fresh herbs & veggies then dressed in Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette. I adore the creamy texture of butter…

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Chili Crisp Oil

Shelby and I sat at the dining room table (in her new home) for an entire morning. She peeling garlic, me shucking chili pepper seeds, all the…

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Chopped Mediterranean Salad with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

I love this Mediterranean Chopped Salad because you can make a giant bowl and eat on it for days! Or in our case you can make it two days in a…

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Cilantro Mint Pesto

Cilantro Mint Pesto

For the Cilantro Mint Pesto, combine cilantro, mint, oregano, almonds, honey, and vinegar in a small food processor.  Fine chop…

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Cucumber Basil Martini

I ordered a Cucumber Basil Martini at the Mayan Kitchen restaurant in Chattanooga and knew instantly I'd have to recreate it at home. We…

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Achiote Oil made from annatto seeds

Easy Achiote Oil (made from Annatto Seeds)

Achiote Oil begins with annatto seeds which come from the achiote tree. The tree bears spiky pod-like fruit that contains these bright red seeds.…

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Homemade Adobo Seasoning Blend

Easy Homemade Adobo Seasoning Blend

Make a batch of Homemade Adobo Seasoning Blend to have on hand. This all-purpose blend is a delicious way to season meats, vegetables, soups and…

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Flatbread Crackers {in a Variety of Flavors}

The Baking Gods gave us Flatbread Crackers. And they were good. And a whole lot easier than rolling, cutting and baking individual…

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Fresh Herb Grilled Chicken with Basil Herb Butter

Fresh Herb Grilled Chicken {with Basil Herb Butter}

Back before there was a negative stigma associated with a recipe that called for a stick of butter (y'all), we could put away some…

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Lemony Thyme Herbed Sea Salt

Fresh Herbs Preserved in Sea Salt

Looking for another way to hang on to those gorgeous fresh herbs?  In our Fresh Herbs article we have shared our…

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Fresh Herbs {Growing, Harvesting, Using, Storing, Freezing, and Drying}

Over the years I’ve spent a good portion of my free time getting to know and understand Fresh Herbs.  I’ve certainly come a long way….only to…

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Herbed Butter & Oils {Fresh Herbs Frozen in Olive Oil or Butter}

Now you can have fresh herb flavors in the Winter Thyme too!!  Freezing the herbs in olive oil or unsalted melted butter allows the herbs to…

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Herby Polenta with Smoked Gouda can be a side dish or main dish

Herby Polenta {with Smoked Gouda}

I'm not sure whether to categorize Herby Polenta as a side dish or a main dish. I would be entirely happy and comfortable with that big bowl and…

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Homemade Caesar Dressing

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

We love Caesar Salad.  For these reasons.  Homemade Croutons and Caesar Dressing.  I'm just being honest.  Yes, we enjoy the…

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Homemade Sazon Seasoning Blend

I recently made Arroz Con Pollo (Latin Chicken & Rice) and the recipe called for Sazon Seasoning. Sazón, which means seasoning in Spanish,…

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning uses six ingredients you'll likely already have on hand. Making your own spice blends is easy and economical. What a…

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Inside Out Fresh Herb Omelet

This Inside Out Fresh Herb Omelet was my Healthy Choice post-workout meal. Four weeks ago today I arrived at the office with…

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It Was a Great Day {Sundays with Shelby & Spice Exploration}

This morning when I fired up my laptop and logged into Lemony Thyme I was greeted by our first non family, friend, or spam comment.  Ha! I had…

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Italian Tossed Green Salad {with Basil & Herb Vinaigrette}

There's something so delicious about a fresh crisp Italian Tossed Green Salad. A few simple ingredients tossed with a nice herby vinaigrette is the…

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Jamaican Jerk Marinade

I find extreme satisfaction from really bold flavors. Not only do they excite my taste buds but they wake up my senses. This punchy Jamaican Jerk…

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The colorful fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion are precisely what makes Jerusalem Salad so special.

Jerusalem Salad

These colorful fresh ingredients and bright flavors are precisely what makes Jerusalem Salad so special. This chopped salad is packed with…

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Lemon Basil Shrimp & Pasta

Lemon Basil Shrimp & Pasta {and some exciting news}

Before I talk about this wonderful Lemon Basil Shrimp & Pasta dish, I must confess I've been keeping something from you.  I wasn't sure when…

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Oli + Ve Olive Oils & Vinegars

Lemon Blackberry Vinaigrette

Creating wonderful vinaigrettes or marinades is so easy when you have these beautiful ingredients to work with.  I started with Peppercorn &…

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Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

This Lemon Herb Vinaigrette is bright and lively. It's perfect on Greek Salad or simply drizzled over baby greens. Simply combine the…

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Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette

Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette is of course loaded with fresh herbs, freshly squeezed lemon juice, some wonderful aromatics and a nice quality extra virgin…

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Make Your Own Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend

It's so easy and affordable to make your own Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend at home. Chances are you already have most every ingredient on…

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Mardi Gras Wing Seasoning

Mardi Gras Wings Seasoning Blend

We LOVE Publix Mardi Gras Wings aka Mardi Gras Wings Seasoning Blend.  Any time I have to run to the grocery store for a last minute…

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Oli + Ve Olive Oils & Vinegars

Olive Oils & Canton Street {Sundays with Shelby}

Thank you Southern Living for doing an article on Canton Street in Roswell, GA a couple years ago.  It was after reading that article that my Mom…

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice is a fall baking staple. All those warm sweet smelling aromatic spices bring a cozy element to muffins, pies, coffees and cookies.…

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six ingredient spice rub for pork tenderloin or chicken

Quick & Easy Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

The heavenly flavors of this juicy Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin is what I love most. Quick & easy is a bonus! The simple spice blend…

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Gluten Free

I wanted to make a gluten free version of Tabbouleh so included Quinoa! It's perfect! There's something about Spring that makes me crave bright…

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Red Wine Vinaigrette Recipe

Red Wine Vinaigrette Recipe Ingredients 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 Tbl. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. sugar 1 shallot, minced kosher salt &…

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Roasted Tomato & Red Pepper Dip

I was torn on whether to call this beautiful bowl of roasted goodness a dip or a spread. Not that it really matters, but considering I dipped my…

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Overhead picture of large platter with lettuce leaves, sliced steak, little potatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, tomatoes and avocado. There's a small dish of chimichurri sauce.

Satisfying Steak & Potato Dinner Salad {with Chimichurri Sauce}

Steak & Potato Dinner Salad with Chimichurri Sauce here we come!! When we unofficially declared April as Salad Month, I'm not sure my husband…

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Sofrito

Simple Sofrito Recipe

This Simple Sofrito Recipe consists of peppers, onions, garlic, culantro leaves, olive oil and salt. Sofrito is a flavor base of herbs and…

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Super Simple White Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

You'll want this Super Simple White Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe in your salad dressing rotation! It's slightly sweet with the perfect tangy love…

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Tandoori Marinade

Tandoori Marinade

Tandoori Marinade is classically used to make Tandoori Chicken.  However, the Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower was fabulous.  Stay tuned…

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Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower with Mint Chutney

Tandoori Spice Blend

I separated this Tandoori Spice Blend from the Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower post because it's so versatile it's worth a post of it's own. …

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Thai Basil Egg White Omelet Bowl

Most days, whether at home or the office I'll have an Egg White Omelet Bowl for breakfast.  A bed of spinach (getting my calcium anywhere I…

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USDA Prime NY Strip Steaks with Worcestershire-Chive Butter

Every once in a while the stars and the moon align and we stumble upon USDA 'Prime' Beef at our wholesale club.  Typically reserved for…

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Warm Bacon Dressing

Warm Bacon Dressing

Warm Bacon Dressing.  What's not to love. Bacon cooked until it's browned and crispy, then reserved.  Thinly sliced shallot…

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Watercress Pesto

Watercress Pesto

Watercress Pesto. I had seen a recipe in a cooking magazine where they sprinkled watercress leaves over the top of the dish.  It…

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Autumn Thyme

Welcome Autumn Thyme {Dried Herbs}

Today we say goodbye to Summer Thyme and welcome Autumn to the pages of Lemony Thyme.  Our new homepage picture tells the story of our fresh herb…

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Winter Thyme

Welcome Winter Thyme {A Spice Exploration}

Lemony Thyme was born out of my new found love of cooking (and eating) when I discovered how fresh herbs could bring a dish to life.  We bought…

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Whole Roasted Basil Pesto Chicken

Whole Roasted Basil Pesto Chicken

Whole Roasted Basil Pesto Chicken.  When life gives you basil, make pesto.  When life gives you a whole roaster chicken and pesto...bingo. …

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