Menu: Palau (with $150 Giveaway)

My door handle stopped working the other day. The one in my car that lets me get out. It just snapped off. Around the same time I inhaled a pill into my lungs. Yesterday the doctor told me I have aspiration pneumonia. All this has happened in the week that Keith’s been away on business. It’s a bit much.

I’m hoping that’s it for now. Luckily I cooked all this food before the drama rolled in, so I have plenty of good eats for you… but Panama? Well, I might be in bed for most of that meal. And rather light on recipes. I hope you’ll forgive me.

To make it up to you, this giveaway is extra epic (see after our yummy Palauan menu)

All recipes and meal review will be posted throughout the week

Grilled Mussels Dabbed with Barbecue Sauce [Recipe]
One of the most elegant dishes to serve but so, so simple.  I had no idea. Fire up the grill, friends. We’re eatin’ island style.

 Ginger Peach Barbecue Sauce [Recipe]
A little bit of Oklahoma and a little bit of Palau, all rolled up into one with a nice hit of chili powder. This homemade barbecue sauce is plain, simple, and good enough to wrap up with a bow.

Tandoori Marinade for Fish or Chicken [Recipe]
A nod to the Indian food enjoyed in Palau – yogurt and lemon juice marinade seasoned with garam masala, cumin, coriander, and so much more.


This week, because I love you and I want to help you create an amazing Global Table spread for you and your family, I’ve partnered with the delicious Saffron Road to give away $150 to Whole Foods (or any grocery retailer that sells Saffron Road Products).


Just imagine all the countries you could cook with that much money.

All the spices…. the rices… the cheese… what a dream.


Follow these 3 easy instructions for creating your dream Global Table Pinboard… that ‘s it!

Note: You must be a member of to enter, and you must be following Global Table Adventure’s Pinterest pages . If you do not have a Pinterest account, you can sign up for one here .

You must create the Pinboard to be entered, but for bonus entries, comment here how you’d spend the $150, share the contest on Twitter and on Facebook.

Easy peasy!

This contest launches August 22, 2012 and ends November 18, 2012 at Midnight.

A special word…

I’m proud to have Saffron Road as a partner, supporting our Adventure to eat the world. I love that we share similar values… just read what they have to say about the food they make:

We know that great food begins at the farm, so we source our ingredients from only the finest producers available. It’s no coincidence that we buy from small sustainably run family farms. All of our livestock are humanely raised with 100% vegetarian feed and are never given antibiotics. Our halal tradition demands their proper care and welfare.


If you want to be a gem, you’ll check out their pinterest pages, too.


  1. kc192 says

    PS- I was at the park the other day (Riverside?) and I saw an adorable little girl run by… I was trying to figure out how I knew her… It was Ava! It was like a celebrity sighting! 🙂 She’s even cuter in person then she is in pictures! I hope you’re feeling better soon!

  2. Kelly E. says

    I love Whole Foods, and would likely spend the gift card on fresh and local ingredients to make a meal for those I love the most. We have a big family, so I think the $150 would cover a nice, healthy meal for everyone. Thank you for the chance to win!

  3. Deanna says

    We have 5 – 8 international students join just for Sunday dinner each week. I like to prepare meals for them that remind them of home. If I should win this contest I would of course use the shopping spree to purchase ingredients for these meals. 🙂

  4. Heather Blazier says

    If I won, I would host a global table tea party and try some of the various teas and coffees you have made as well as some of the beautiful tea party desserts.

  5. Hmmm… If I won I would do a German buffet for my mom! She was born there and has always wanted to go back, but she is now unable to due to having cancer. This would be a great pick me up for her!

  6. Rebecca D says

    Hi Sasha! Wow. What an amazing give-away. I would go to the OKC Whole Foods & stock up on a bunch of good proteins to freeze & use later…especially fish which is so hard to come by it seems here. Hope you feel better soon.

  7. Eleanor (undeadgoat) says

    I just looked on the Saffron Road website and they are carried by a local coop that I’m a member of but don’t shop at too often for various reasons–but a gift certificate would definitely fix that! I would buy lots of local meat and ethical eggs, so much more important to me and the planet than organic veggies but still hard to find at most grocery stores!

  8. Emily says

    Whole foods is one of those stores that I live too close to, and therefore spend way too much money at. Go in for eggs, come out with wine, cheese, and 27 other things that would be fun to try! That gift certificate would help fund my addiction! 🙂

  9. I do most of my grocery shopping at whole foods. This gift card would get us 2 weeks worth of groceries…mostlt produce and stuff from the bulk bins.

  10. Lyndsey says

    If I won, I think I’d save the 150. Next Summer I’ve been invited to go to England to visit a friend. I’ve never, ever been out of the Country and I’m really looking forward to it, and I really like my friend. Their family seems nice, so I think I’d just save it and prepare for next year.

    I’ma Twitter /and/ Facebook it!

  11. I would love to try new recipes but there’s a big possibility I’d spend a lot on fresh fruit and their delicious cheeses.

  12. Amber says

    I hope you’re feeling better soon! It’s such a delight to read your posts.
    Btw, my sister just got married and I made the Bailey’s/Guiness cake for her and it was a huge hit.
    Get well soon. 🙂

  13. I love Saffron Road and would probably stock up on chicken stock because we eat halal and halal chicken stock is not existent unless I make it myself. I might try some of their simmer sauces too!

  14. I just heard of this, and am creating my board now.

    If I won… I would use half of the $150 to stock my home with good, healthy, halal food, and the other half I’d share with a friend. She fed me almost the entirety of Ramadan, and I’d love to be able to give back.

  15. Caroline says

    I just moved to NYC. It is my first time living away from home. $150 would help feed me as I find my way! It would also give me a chance to be adventurous in my food and cooking choices. I’m so excited to be able to have my own global table adventure, and invite my friends to join me 🙂

  16. I’d spend the $150 towards groceries for at least two weeks and getting ingredients for that delicious kofta recipe you have posted up. My mouth is watering like you wouldn’t believe!: )

  17. I created My Global Table board:
    I would buy some different flours and probably some of the spiced that I do not already have. And of course, fresh veggies!
    I think I tweeted about one of the recipes – but I’m not sure. I’m pretty new to tweeting and haven’t figured it out altogether!
    Hope you get better soon!

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  19. Loved the Vermicelli Frittata recipe! I can’t wait to try the coconut crusted fish, either. If I win the shopping spree, I will stock up on stock (HA!, punny)… Saffron Chicken Stock/Broth, that is! I’m pretty excited my friend, Tina (who happens to be your friend, too) introduced me to your blog. Go hug your friend now for sharing her friends. I also dig the photography.

    • Christina says

      I also shared the contest on Facebook, but I think that the post may be friends-only.

  20. Shannon Russ says

    I would use the giftcard to buy the ingredients for the Arroz Con Pollo recipe of yours, it looks delicious and I think my husband would love it as an anniversary meal! I would also use the rest to buy some healthy, dairy free foods for my daughter who is intolerant to dairy. Thank you for the chance! Here is my board:


    Thank you for this oportunity.
    In our house, are a multi-ethnic family with Hawaiian, Portugese, Chinese, English, Irish, Chippewa, Cherokee & East African, American roots (just to name a few of just us 3in my house alone, not including aunts and uncles etc.!) Our table is ALWAYS a global table. We LOVE to travel, cook and eat! I especially love whole foods though it does not always fit our budget. Sasha Martin you are truly a woman after my own heart, an inspiration and trailblazer! Keep up the fabulous work!

  22. Donna Fiorino says

    Bonus entry: I would love to try the Spicy Coconut Shrimp that I pinned, so I would purchase ingredients for that. I would also do a major stock-up trip at Whole Foods since Hurricane Sandy and the snow today left food supplies a little limited.

  23. I would use the gift card for some Saffron Road products since they were nice enough to be a part of this giveaway and I know they have great products. As the weather gets cooler, I love to make homemade soups so I would buy everything I need to do that as well.

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