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Ethical Trade for a Better World: Our Commitment to Chicago Fair Trade Organization - Heray Spice
Feb 25, 2023
Heray Spice Joins Chicago Fair Trade Organization to Further Its Mission of Ethical Trade and Sustainable Livelihoods  Chicago Fair Trade Organization (CFTO) is a non-profit organization that aims to promote fair trade principles in the Chicago area and beyond. Founded in 2006, CFTO has grown to include more than 70 business, institutional, and individual members who share a commitment to ethical trade, sustainable livelihoods, and environmental sustainability. The organization works to raise public awareness about fair trade and advocate for policies that promote fair and sustainable trade practices. Through its various initiatives and programs, CFTO strives to create a more just and equitable global economy, where all workers and producers are treated fairly and have the opportunity to thrive. Heray Spice, a local Chicago business with a social mission to support farmers with better wages and provide chefs with high-quality spices directly sourced from Afghanistan, is proud to announce its membership with the Chicago Fair Trade Organization.
Saffron French Toast Recipe - Heray Spice
Feb 25, 2023
30 minutes French toast is a classic breakfast dish that's loved by many. But have you ever tried adding saffron to it? This spice adds a unique flavor and aroma to the dish, making it even more delicious. Here's a recipe for Saffron French Toast that you can try at home. Ingredients: 2 large eggs 1/2 cup heavy cream milk 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground cardamom A pinch of saffron threads 1/4 cup sugar 4 slices of bread Butter or oil for frying Maple syrup for serving
Crispy Air Fried Kabul Piquant Orange Chicken
Feb 22, 2023
Introduction Crispy Air Fried Kabul Piquant Orange Chicken is a dish made with chicken that has been marinated in a blend of spices and orange juice, then coated in a crispy batter and air-fried until golden and crispy. The dish is typically served with a spicy and tangy sauce made from orange juice, chili paste, and other seasonings. The name "Kabul" in the dish's name may refer to the city in Afghanistan, suggesting that the dish is inspired by Afghan cuisine. Overall, it is a flavorful and healthier alternative to traditional fried chicken.
How to Make Saffron Funnel Cake (Jalebi Afghani) ? - Heray Spice
Feb 20, 2023
Jalebi is a popular sweet dish or dessert in South Asia and the Middle East, particularly in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, and . It is made by deep-frying a wheat flour batter in circular or pretzel-like shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup. The sugar syrup imparts a sweet and slightly tangy flavor to the crispy and syrupy jalebi, which is typically bright orange or yellow in color due to the use of food coloring. Jalebi is often served during festivals, celebrations, and special occasions, and is also a popular street food. It can be eaten on its own or paired with other sweets such as rabri (sweetened milk) or served with a savory dish such as samosas or kachoris. Here's a recipe to make Jalebi, also known as Saffron Funnel Cake:
Saffron Biryani Recipe - Heray Spice
Feb 18, 2023
Introduction:  Saffron Biryani is a rice-based dish that is popular in the Indian subcontinent and other parts of the world. It is made with long-grain basmati rice, meat or vegetables, and a variety of spices. Saffron is an important ingredient in this dish as it adds a unique flavor and aroma and gives the dish a distinctive golden color. Cultrual Aspect of Saffron Biryani Saffron Biryani is a dish with a rich cultural significance in the Indian subcontinent. It is often served at special occasions such as weddings, festivals, and family gatherings, and is considered a dish that symbolizes hospitality and celebration. In the Indian subcontinent, biryani has a long history and is believed to have originated in the Mughal Empire. The dish was introduced to India by Persian and Turkic invaders and has evolved over time to include regional variations and ingredients. Saffron, one of the key ingredients in Saffron Biryani, has a long and storied history in India and has been used in culinary and medicinal applications for centuries. It is considered a luxury ingredient and is often associated with wealth and prosperity.
How to Make Saffron Seafood Risotto? - Heray Spice
Feb 18, 2023
Introduction Saffron is a spice that comes from the stigma of the Crocus sativus flower. It is one of the most expensive spices in the world due to the labor-intensive process of harvesting it. Saffron has a unique flavor and aroma that is slightly floral and slightly bitter. It also has a distinctive bright yellow color that can add a beautiful hue to dishes. In Saffron Seafood Risotto, saffron is used to add flavor and color to the dish. It is typically infused in the broth or wine before being added to the rice. The result is a rich and flavorful risotto with a beautiful yellow color that is perfect for showcasing the delicate flavors of seafood. Here is a recipe for Saffron Seafood Risotto that is easy to follow and will yield a delicious and flavorful dish: