Discover Flavors of the World at Home

Discover Flavors of the World at Home

If there is one thing that differing cultures have in common, it is the love of food, cooking and the sacredness of meal time. It is a beautiful thing, that across the globe, those with different beliefs, ideas, foundations and lives can relate on this one concept, that food unites us. Different parts of the world are known for their cuisines: Cuba, Japan and Italy are some of the first to come to mind. We would probably all agree that one of the best parts of traveling is experiencing the different foods, desserts and drink across different regions. However, you don't have to travel to taste the different delicacies of the world. In fact, you can make them right at home! Let's break down some of the flavors of the world in a few recipes that you can cook in your own cottage home kitchen.

Thai Green Curry Chicken

Thai food is known for combining the freshest herbs and ingredients, often to create a spice-forward dish. The cuisine is often sauce based, with protein and veggies and an accompanying rice or rice noodle. Some ingredients often found in Thai food include lime, coconut, peppers, broccoli, shrimp and chicken.

Curry is one of the most popular Thai dishes, and for good reason! This Thai Green Curry is a delectable dinner, easily made vegan friendly. The recipe includes:

  • Thai basil
  • Babmoo shoots
  • Red bell pepper
  • Green curry paste
  • Makrut lime leaves
  • Coconut milk
  • Fish sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Chicken thighs
  • Chicken stock

Find more information on this dish, along with a full recipe, here.

Youvetsi with Chicken

Greek food is filled with highly beloved flavors of the Medditerranian. It has influenced countries throughout Europe over time. The most important ingredient in all Greek dishes is olive oil, and in addition, you will often find lemon, fish, yogurt and wine.

This dish combines a rich tomato flavor with orzo, and your choice of protein. For today, we will use chicken. You'll need:

  • Chicken thighs and drumsticks
  • Lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Greek olive oil
  • Tomato sauce
  • Ground cinnoman
  • Orzo
  • Mizithra cheese

Such a unique combination of flavors we can't wait to try. Get the full recipe here.

Beef Flautas

Flautas are compared to taquitos, a tortilla with seasoned meat rolled up. They are so simple, but what makes them great is how personalized you can make them. From the get go, you have your choice of meat. For a vegan option they can be cooked with a bean base! Then decide how you want them seasoned, what level of spice you like, and add some cheese or keep it plain. Once they're cooked, you can add all of the sides you want. Pico de gallo, avocado, salsa verde, jalapeƱos- whatever you desire! This recipe uses beef. See the ingredients below, and find the full recipe here.

  • Canola oil
  • Beef brisket
  • Onions
  • Green pepper
  • Salt
  • Oregano
  • Marjoram

Penne Alla Vodka

Pizza and pasta, those are the first things that come to mind when we think of Italian food. Penne Alla Vodka has become an increasingly popular dish over the last several years. It is so easy to make, and absolutely delicious. Here is what you'll need:

  • Penne pasta
  • Pancetta
  • Vodka
  • Shallots
  • Tomato passata
  • Olive oil
  • Heavy cream
  • Salt

This dish can be made in under 30 minutes! Get more information here.

Morocan Lamb Shank

Moroccan cuisine is the culmination of influence from various cultures over time. It combines flavors, ingredients and spices derived from other countries. Typical ingredients found in Moroccan food include lamb, mint, oregano and lemon. This recipe is a flavor-filled dish that can be made right at home! Find the full recipe here. You will need:

  • Lamb shank
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Saffron
  • Tumeric
  • Olive oil
  • Ghee
  • Salt
  • Parsley

These are just a few of the dishes you can make to experience different flavors from different cultures. What are your favorite dishes from around the world? Email us your best recipes at marketing@simple-life.com so we can share them!