Who is ready to mix up their weekly dinner menu? I am! While I love my chicken stuffed with goat cheese and spinach, I know there is so much more out there for me to cook! As a food writer, I really feel like I have done myself a disservice by not expanding outside of my North American cooking recipes, except for Chinese Take Out and Butter Chicken. To get started on taking my tastebuds on a world wide tour, I’ve created a list of ten recipes that aren’t too intimidating to start cooking. Let’s dig in!

1. Spicy Ethiopian Lentil Stew

Swap out traditional beef stew for this spicy number! When paired with rice, it’s the perfect meal for a chilly night inside.


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2. Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki has to be one of my favorite dishes. I especially love adding it to a Greek salad and squeezing lemon on top. Delicious!

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3. Dublin Coddle

What country do you go when you need some seriously scrumptious home comfort food? Ireland!

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4. Spicy Miso Grilled Chicken

Try out this smooth and spicy Korean chicken that will make you forget you ever said anything negative about chicken.

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5. Russian Vinaigrette Salad

Not only is it absolutely beautiful to look at, but it also makes a lovely appetizer dish at a holiday get together or a dinner party.

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6. Pljeskavica Traditional Serbian Burger

How could I write about international foods and not write about Serbia? Yes, we have even been missing out on seriously delicious food from Serbia. Serbians take great pride in their delectable dishes and their memorable get togethers. So why not have a party and try out this new recipe on your friends! They won’t be able to go back to the regular burger, I’ll tell you that!

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7. Shakshouka

Shakshouka is a very different dish than what we are used to in North America but it is worth trying! It’s essentially tomato sauce with eggs cracked into it. You can have this low carb, high protein dish for breakfast or supper!

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8. Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Chicken for the win, again! Say goodbye to dry, tasteless chicken, and hello to a chicken recipe that screams flavor and color!

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9. Polish Potato Pancakes

You can make these Polish Potato Pancakes to go with a brunch, or even with supper! No matter how you serve them up, they make a great side dish anytime.

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10. German Spaetzle

A different take on egg noodles, this pasta dish is fantastic with a little butter and garlic, or covered in a gravy or sauce.

 

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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