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6 Thanksgiving Dishes with a Modern Twist

Scrambling to think up ways to make this Thanksgiving stand out from the rest? Elevate your Thanksgiving dishes this year with Rumi Spice.

#1 Sautéed Green Beans

Swap out that dated green bean casserole for freshly steamed green beans sautéed in a Kabul Piquant Chicken Blend. Made from a complex blend of cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coriander, elderflower, fennel seed, ginger, hibiscus, orange peel, rose petal and Rumi Spice saffron, this seasoning blend will give your Thanksgiving green beans a citrusy, fresh, fruity and zesty touch of flavor.

Find Rumi Spice Kabul Piquant Chicken Blend here.


#2 Saffron Stuffing

This year, let the Queen of Spices elevate your Thanksgiving stuffing. Simply sauté carrots, celery, and onions in 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Steep a healthy pinch of Rumi Spice saffron in chicken stock (about 10 minutes) and combine cubes of your favorite bread. Add your favorite herbs and spices like black pepper, fresh sage or thyme then bake at 350 degrees for roughly one hour or until your stuffing is golden brown in color. Add a few fresh sprigs of fresh sage or thyme before serving for a pop of color then enjoy!

Find Rumi Spice Saffron at your local Whole Foods Market.


#3 Thanksgiving Turkey

Each Thanksgiving, top chefs and at-home cooks across the country attempt to give their classic Thanksgiving bird a new twist that will leave holiday guests coming back for seconds and maybe even thirds. You don’t have to create a turducken to make a statement! Think outside of the box and swap out the salt and pepper and season your turkey with our Afghan Curry Braise. Comprised of a well balanced blend of various spices and seasonings including black pepper, cardamom seeds, cassia, clove, coriander, cumin, nigella seeds, plain paprika, Rumi Spice saffron and turmeric, this savory blend adds an outstanding flavor to any dish, but is best used to balance out robust flavors of fish, meats (like turkey) and various vegetables.

Find Rumi Spice Afghan Curry Braise at your local Jewel-Osco.


#4 Candied Yams

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a bowl of candied yams, but since many store bought cans of candied yams are laden with artificial ingredients, preservatives and processed sugars, make your own instead. Here’s an easy recipe starring our Traditional Mulling Spice Blend:

      • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. As the oven preheats, slice yams into one inch cubes then throw in a pot of boiling water for 5-7 minutes or until the yams are slightly underdone.
      • Place yams on a greased baking sheet then coat in a homemade candied yam mix. To make the mix, simply combine ¼ cup of orange juice, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of our Mulling Spice. This blend of coriander, ceylon cinnamon, orange peel, allspice, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, clove, mace, Rumi Spice saffron will add a complexity to this simple dish.
      • Bake yams in oven for 25-30 minutes. Let cool before serving. For an added hint of sweetness, drizzle more maple syrup on yams before serving.

Find Rumi Spice Traditional Mulling Spice Blend here.


#5 Saffron Mashed Potatoes

Make your Thanksgiving mashed potatoes magnificent this year with this saffron mashed potatoes recipe! 

"Bring 5 cups of chicken stock, 1 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, 1 clove garlic (minced), and 1 tsp of Rumi Spice saffron to a boil in a large pot; cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain potatoes and return to the pot; reserve cooking stock for another use, if desired. Add 1/2 cup of milk, 2 tbsp olive oil, salt, and black pepper to potatoes. Mash potatoes with a potato masher until smooth"

Find Rumi Spice Saffron at your local Whole Foods Market.


#6 Don’t Forget Dessert

Traditional Thanksgiving desserts usually range from apple pie to pumpkin pie to pecan pie, but why not try something new with Saffron Buttermilk Lemon Pie, flan or Orange Olive Oil Cake with Saffron Whipped Cream. Prefer to serve something other than pie? Try some of these sweet treats:



The holidays and Thanksgiving are all about honoring family traditions, but that doesn’t mean the food has to be traditional. Stick to the holiday classics, but give them a new twist with these six recipe ideas for Thanksgiving.

Don’t forget to keep your holiday bar cart fresh with a jar of Mulling Spice for mugs of mulled wine. Make a serving of saffron simple syrup or “Mule It Over” with this modern Moscow Mule recipe.

Remember to tag us @Rumi_Spice so we can see how you give your Thanksgiving dishes a modern twist with Rumi Spice spices and seasonings.


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