What’s Cooking? : A Taste from Around the World

The theme for National Nutrition Month is “Celebrate a World of Flavors”. With that in mind, we wanted to provide healthy recipes from other cultures that you can make in celebration of this month.

Have you ever tried tandoori chicken with basmati rice? This traditional Indian dish is marinated in a yogurt-based sauce that is full of seasonings that add vitamins and nutrients. The chicken is loaded with protein and the whole dish has very few carbs. This is just one of the many diverse dishes that is both delicious and healthy!  

Indian – Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Middle Eastern – Chicken Shawarma

https://recipes.heart.org/en/recipes/chicken-shawarma

Thai – Slow Cooker Panang Curry with Chicken and Cauliflower Rice

https://recipes.heart.org/en/recipes/slow-cooker-panang-curry-with-chicken-and-cauliflower-rice

Moroccan Moroccan Lentil Stew with Butternut Squash

https://recipes.heart.org/en/recipes/moroccan-lentil-stew-with-butternut-squash

ItalianEggplant, Cheese & Tomato Bake

https://recipes.heart.org/en/recipes/eggplant-cheese–tomato-bake

If you are looking for more ways to spice up your food this month, check out this site which provides different ways you can personalize your plate to include foods from the following cultures:

  • Asian Indian Cuisine
  • Chinese Cuisine
  • Filipino Cuisine
  • Latin America
  • Middle Eastern Cuisine

Yum! Let’s get to cooking!

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Resources

https://recipes.heart.org/

Looking for healthy recipes? Try our favorite kale pesto

We all know kale is healthy – the dark leafy green is rich in vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants – and we should probably eat more of it. This kale pesto recipe is as easy as it is healthy. We tried it tossed with pasta and as a sauce on our favorite homemade pizza, and we imagine it would be delicious on just about anything.

Kale Pesto

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups kale (chopped)
  • 6 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup parmesan

Instructions:

  1. Add the kale, garlic and cashews to a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the salt, pepper, olive oil and water.
  4. Blend until all ingredients have been incorporated (30-60 seconds).
  5. Add the parmesan cheese and pulse for 5-10 seconds.
  6. Serve with pizza, pasta or your favorite dish.

Pesto Stitch

 

 

 

(Thanks to Tria Health Software Developer Jennifer Motush for sharing her recipe.)