When you hear “French cuisine,” does every bone in your body shudder in terror? Relax. Cooking doesn’t get much simpler than this easier lentil dish, and better yet, the simple concoction of greens and fiber/protein-rich lentils is exactly what your stomach is going to want in between extravagant holiday eating bouts. It’s warm and cozy and comforting on a cold day…definitely a cultural cuisine worth exploring in honor of peace on Earth.
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During December, we’re looking at world peace through food. Morocco, situated in North Africa and the home of Casablanca, is a wonderful culture to consider through food. Moroccan cuisine tends to be lush with spices, some of which are expensive or tricky to find in some places, but this delicious curried salad (one of our recipe editor’s favorites!) offers an easy way to give Moroccan cuisine a try with your family.
During the darkest days of the year, our thoughts turn to peace on Earth, and what better way to honor world peace in your own home than through exploring their foods? Richly spiced curries in coconut milk conjure up the flavors of Asia and India, and this simple dish is a great way to try your hand at Thai-inspired food. Consider adding vegetables like baby corn, bell peppers, carrots, and green beans. Thai basil, if you can find it at your local grocer, makes an excellent replacement for cilantro.
Learning to cook and appreciate good, fresh food is an important part of learning to eat nutritiously, for kids and adults alike. Some of the most delicious recipes can be a bit challenging when you look at all of the ingredients that needs chopping and prepping, but they are worth the effort, especially if you have a team of helpers. These recipes are some of our favorites that we think provide great opportunities to get everyone in the family involved in prepping an amazing meal.
Creamy or chunky, guacamole is a party pleaser. Whether you’re eating it with whole grain tortilla chips or getting creative and using it to fill and egg-white omelette, guacamole is a dish worth knowing how to make. Invite everyone in the family to grab a veggie and chop together to make the preparation of this delicious dish a chance to spend some quality time.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is the perfect time to enjoy some healthier variations on your favorite holiday recipes. We’ve updated the classics to give you a wide range of wonderful options that, because of the way they’re made, are not only more healthful, but also more delicious than the recipes you may have grown up with.
When you have the time to cook as a family, consider trying a meal inspired by a culture you don’t normally visit at the dinner table. Use this rice salad as an opportunity to explore the ingredients that form some of the most common flavors in Japanese cuisine.