This holiday season, you don’t need to travel to experience all the unique flavors and decadent dishes that other countries have to offer. You can make them right in the comfort of your own kitchen. 

From Irish roasted lamb potatoes to a Thai-style carrot soup, we’ve curated a holiday feast that can transport you and your family anywhere around the world. 


1. Polish Turkey & Quinoa Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Our take on this Polish classic uses quinoa and an extra serving of veggies to boost flavor and nutrients. This easy-to-duplicate recipe is perfect for cooking in large batches, making it an excellent addition to any holiday party. 

Get the full recipe here


2. Irish Roasted Lamb & Potatoes

Lamb and potatoes are a staple for any Irish family. While lamb is traditionally served in the spring in Ireland, the garlic and rosemary featured in this dish are the backbone to any good comfort meal –– perfect for a cold winter night. 

Get the full recipe here. 


3. British Herbed Steak with Parmesan Porcini Mash

Looking for a healthier take on the typically hearty steak and potatoes? This British herbed steak with parmesan porcini mash has an extra boost of protein and fiber, without adding fat. It’s a quick and easy option that can impress any out-of-town guests. 

Get the full recipe here.


4. Russian Mushroom Soup

Nothing says cozy quite like a warm bowl of soup. This lighter take on a classic Russian Christmastime soup is quick and easy to make and satisfying for carnivores and vegetarians alike. Make it in bulk and freeze some for later.

Get the full recipe here.


5. Moroccan Lamb with Herbed Couscous

This Moroccan lamb and herbed couscous is perfect as a main dish or a supporting side. Although it only takes 20 minutes, this meal is packed with iron, protein and anti-inflammatory spices that can give you an energy boost – no matter how late your holiday party goes. 

Get the full recipe here


6. Italian Butternut Squash & Spinach Stuffed Shells with Basil Cream

Stuffed shells are a classic in every Italian family. However, this vegan spin can keep any family member or party guest satisfied. Tofu replaces ricotta, packing each serving with protein. Half, double or even triple this recipe to fit any party size. 

Get the full recipe here. 


7. Australian Rack of Lamb with Celeriac Root Puree

Another healthier alternative to steak and potatoes, this rack of lamb and celeriac root puree is inspired by the Australian outback. Lamb is a go-to choice for a healthy, leaner protein, while celeriac root is a great alternative to starchy potatoes. 

Get the full recipe here.


8. Thai Style Carrot Soup 

Looking for something a little lighter? This Thai-style carrot soup delivers a healthy dose of Vitamin A with ginger to act as an anti-inflammatory. For a vegan take, substitute Greek yogurt for coconut milk.

Get the full recipe here.


9. Uruguayan Gnocchi 

In Uruguay, they take gnocchi very seriously. On every 29th day of the month, they celebrate Dia de Noquis – or Gnocchi Day. Create your own handmade gnocchi with tomatoes and arugula to celebrate a Gnocchi Day of your own. 

Get the full recipe here.



About The Author

Erica is a former digital nomad, having traveled the world as a freelance writer. She is now a writer at Scribewise and lives in Philadelphia. Her favorite travel destinations include London, Prague, and Bali.

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