Category Archives Food, Drink and Diet

Gado gado means “mix mix” in Indonesian, and is a popular dish with different variations throughout the region. Here, it gives inspiration for a grilled snack plate, with a delicious and zesty peanut sauce that transforms humble ingredients into a treat. Feel free to switch up the vegetables used, adding grilled or boiled potatoes, chicken, shrimp or hardboiled eggs to…

Switch up your go-to grains with fonio, a grain grown in West Africa that has nourished people there for thousands of years. Grown in countries like Senegal, Nigeria and Mali, this planet- and people-loving grain thrives in poor soil and requires very little water. It cooks up in five minutes, has a neutral taste, a texture similar to couscous and…

chilled Moroccan watermelon tomato soup

The sweltering days of late summer call for cooling, hydrating foods. All the better if they require little time in a hot kitchen. This simple recipe transforms basic summer ingredients into a flavorful, beautifully-spiced meal that’s elegant enough for entertaining but easy enough for weeknight dinner. Watermelon and tomatoes both contain lycopene, which boosts your skin’s defenses against sun damage.…

sprinkling salt on a bed of greens

Staying healthy while traveling abroad isn’t always easy. There’s the temptation to eat fast food in the airport, overindulge at some of the best restaurants around the globe and have late-night snacks from local street vendors. But, if you’re trying to stick to a healthy diet (and a budget), it’s always a good idea to try and cook some of…

When planning a trip abroad, is the quality of drinking water in your destination a consideration that crosses your mind?  Maybe you’re new to international travel and the safety of drinking water abroad is an unfamiliar concern that you’ve heard is something you should be aware of. Or perhaps you’ve circled the globe so many times you know what’s what…

Cool, creamy and refreshing, labneh is a traditional Middle Eastern food, stemming back from ancient times. Made from strained yogurt, labneh was an important source of protein for the Bedouin tribes and holds a central space in Armenian, Syrian, Lebanese, Palestinian and Israeli culinary traditions. It can be made from goat, sheep, cow, camel or buffalo milk, each with its…

This hearty recipe combines shelf-stable pantry staples for a healthy and comforting meal. Sweet potatoes are packed with beta carotene, making them excellent for supporting healthy vision. They also boast fiber for gut health and vitamin C for immunity. Leaving the skin on boosts their fiber and antioxidant content, while also saving you time in the kitchen! Chickpeas add additional…

This classic Lebanese salad features a refreshing mix of greens, herbs and crisped flatbread, all tossed in a zesty sumac-spiced dressing. Perfect for pairing with meat or poultry, this salad also stands well alone as a hearty vegetarian meal with sides of tabbouleh and hummus. Sumac is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory spices you can add to your cooking.…

campfire

There’s nothing better than sitting around a dancing campfire, telling stories with friends and hearing the sizzle of freshly grilled food. Yet, it’s easy to leave a camping trip feeling tired and bloated after several days of eating hot dogs and s’mores. So, we’ve compiled a list of healthy camping recipes that are just as delicious as your campfire classics…

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