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How to go International with Your Home-cooked Meals and Why
Posted by Norlyn Golez

Are you tired of eating the same meals day in and day out? Why not spice it up a little and experiment by trying some international foods at home. Some new flavors may be a little overwhelming at first but there’s a world of culinary possibilities waiting for you to explore.

For starters, international recipe books, such as David Joachim’s “Cooking Light Global Kitchen” can give you healthy and absolutely tasty foods straight from your kitchen.

The good news is that many international foods are effortlessly healthy. According to Joachim, many of their recipes are made of a reasonable amount of meat with plenty of vegetables. But his cookbook isn’t intended for vegetarians alone.

The delicious Thai curry, for instance, uses ingredients such as antioxidant-rich mashed chili peppers, shallots, and lemongrass. These are then mixed with shrimp or any other food that you might want to try.

There are a number International foods that do a good job of balancing taste and nutrition. Many recipes contain fresh or semi-processed ingredients. They use a variety of spices that not only tasty but also can have additional health benefits. For instance, Thai curry contains turmeric, which has been suggested to cleanse the liver and ease the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Curry also takes advantage of many other healing spices, such as black pepper, cinnamon, chili pepper, anise, cumin, coriander leaves, and more.

Now, you don’t even need to go to an expensive restaurant offering international foods when you can cook them at home. Just buy the ingredients from your local grocery stores. Instead of simply grabbing the things that you’re used to seeing on your list, try to explore some new ingredients that you can use in your gastronomic experiments. Don’t ignore the lemongrass when you buy parsley, or instantly go for bananas when plantains are also worth trying.

Aside from the lemongrass that offers a taste of lemon in the form of a long scallion or onion that you can mix with beef satay or any shrimp dish, you may also be missing out on coconut milk. It works well with a marinade, or curry powder. It can make everything creamy.

Be adventurous! There are so many international flavors to choose from that are both delicious and healthy.

Here are some links to learn more about international cooking and health: