Category Archives Food, Drink & Diet

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), there are approximately 1.4 billion international travelers annually—56 times higher than the 25 million annual jet-setters in 1950. While escaping to a foreign land makes for exciting excursions and lifelong memories, having dietary restrictions can hamper your dining experience. Imagine traveling as a vegan and the cook accidentally adds meat, fish…

Australian peaches are known for their incredible sweetness and firm texture, making them one of the most popular fruits in the country during the summer months of October through April. When paired with sweet corn and salty feta, the peaches truly take center stage. A light rice wine vinegar dressing brings everything together, making this the ideal lunchtime salad, or…

When you’re gluten-free, traveling internationally can be a challenge. Not all countries have the same level of awareness about celiac disease and gluten sensitivities, or education about what gluten-free really means. Plus, language barriers can make it harder to communicate your needs to servers at restaurants or read ingredient lists in grocery stores.  There are ways to visit places where…

A product of French imperialism in Vietnam in the 1860s, bánh mì have become wildly popular both within Vietnam and globally. A common street vendor food, these delicious sandwiches can easily be made at home and tailored to your personal preferences. Pork, chicken, pate, egg and even ice cream are common variations. Here, protein-rich soy-marinated shrimp combines with bright and…

Quiche is a delicious way to sneak lots of healthy produce into your family, while also minimizing food waste by utilizing a variety of ingredients in smaller quantities. Versatile and quick to prepare, it’s the ideal recipe to have in your repertoire for both easy meal prep and no-stress entertaining. Feel free to swap in similar quantities of produce for…

This impressive dessert is the perfect way to celebrate the summer season. Take advantage of candy-sweet local strawberries, and make like the Swedes with this delicious and beautiful recipe. Perfect for entertaining, it's also ideal for treating yourself at fika. Swedes are famous for fika, which simply means taking a break for coffee, a sweet treat and socializing—something we could…

Comfort food at its finest, this traditional Somali dish comes together quickly, yet tastes of all-day cooking with its complex flavors. Chicken provides protein and satiety, while coconut milk acts as an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antimicrobial ingredient, also supporting cardiovascular health and supplying beneficial medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which boost brain health and lower bad cholesterol. While traditionally served over rice,…

Full of bright spring color and flavor, this fresh-tasting salad makes a beautiful addition to your family dinner table. Light-tasting and quick to prepare, this recipe just looks like a celebration of spring. One of the first vegetables ready for harvest each spring, snap peas offer vitamins C and A for an immune system boost, and vitamin K, which helps…

Wonderfully crunchy and perfectly sized, thinly sliced jicama provides an excellent swap for tortillas in this veggie-forward take on tacos. Grown in Mexico and across the Philippines and Asia, jicama is like a cross between a potato and a pear, with a mild flavor and subtle sweetness that makes it ideal for pairing spice and texture. Quinoa fritters serve as…

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