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Tomato Mango and Avocado Salad

St. Bart’s cuisine draws inspiration from French cuisine, but also incorporates flavors from West Indian cuisine, Italian cuisine, and Asian cuisine. This recipe celebrates the simplicity and freshness of St. Bart’s cuisine, using only a handful of ingredients and highlighting their best qualities. This delicious produce also offers an array of health benefits. Tomatoes, full of lycopene, help bolster the…

Panama Shrimp Ceviche

All of the amazing seafood in Panama lends itself perfectly to this fresh and light preparation. Ceviche uses the acid of citrus fruits to essentially cook the seafood without using any heat. This way of preparing the shrimp is very low in fat, and packs a healthy punch of vitamins A and C. To round out this meal, serve the…

Pakistani Vegetable Korma

Traditionally a meat focused cuisine, day-to-day Pakistani food also incorporates smaller amounts of vegetables and legumes. Korma, a classic curry dish popular in Pakistan, is usually made with mutton or chicken, and blended with heavy cream. This lightened up twist on korma puts vegetables and chickpeas at the forefront of the plate, without sacrificing flavor or satisfaction. Chickpeas are an…

Nepalese Lentil Salad

Lentils, packed with protein, fiber, iron, folate, and magnesium, help keep your heart healthy, your blood pressure low, your digestive track moving, and your metabolism and energy kicked into high gear. This recipe incorporates similar ingredients and flavors as Dal Bhat, the national dish of Nepal, but with a lighter, fresher twist. Adding raw spinach and carrots adds fiber and…

turkey chickpeas

In Turkish cuisine, it’s quite common to enjoy a main meal that doesn’t include meat. This vegetarian-friendly dish incorporates eggplant, olive oil, lemon, yogurt, and walnuts, all classic Turkish ingredients. Roasted chickpeas add a welcomed crunch and healthy dose of high-quality protein, with yogurt and walnuts also providing a protein boost. Serve this with a lightly dressed arugula salad and…

Barbadian Fish

With oceans teaming with fresh fish, Barbadian cuisine revolves around dishes that come from the sea. Rich in muscle and metabolism sustaining protein, white fish is a healthy addition to your dinner, when it’s not coated in a thick batter and deep-fried in oil. By swapping that thick batter for a thinner coating of crispy panko, and baking the fish…

croatian tomato tart

Summertime in Croatia offers long sun-soaked days, balmy temperatures, and a bounty of fresh colorful produce. Tomatoes in particular shine, boasting sweet and mellow flavors, bright colors, and ample health benefits. Lycopene, the tomato’s health claim to fame, helps protect against cancer and cell decay, protects the functions of the heart, and gives the skin a healthy glow. Cooking tomatoes…

nicaraguan elotes

Nicaraguan Elotes (Street Corn with Lime & Cotija Cheese) Elotes, or grilled corn brushed with mayonnaise and coated in chili powder and cotija cheese, are a popular street food in Nicaragua. Served piping hot off the grill, with fresh lime wedges to squeeze on top, they’re a surprisingly delicious combination of flavors that will instantly become a favorite. The mayo…

Provencal Scallops with Dijon Lentil, Kale and Tomato Salad

French food gets a bad reputation for its heavy, rich, and decadent meals. But aside from all the butter, cheese, and chocolate, traditional French food often utilizes seasonal produce, local seafood, and simple, pared down preparations that allow these quality ingredients to shine. This simply prepared meal lacks in neither flavor nor nutritional benefits, and comes together start to finish…

Moroccan Lentil Soup

In Morocco, families take great time and effort to prepare their own versions of the lentil soup called Harira. Especially enjoyed during Ramadan, Harira typically breaks the fast in the evening, though it can be enjoyed anytime during the year. Recipes vary greatly, with some including starchy broken pasta or rice. This version eliminates the extra starch, but still delivers…

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