International Cooking

Soba Noodle Salad with Edamame
A great salad is all about creating a pleasing combination of taste, texture and color. We feast with our eyes! Here we combine soba noodles with crisp vegetables for a nourishing salad. More »
Rice Noodles with Beef, Green Beans and Tomatoes
If you can find yard-long beans (usually in Asian markets) try them in this recipe. They’re very tender and require less cooking time than regular beans. If you don’t have hoisin sauce, try tomato ketchup, which will also add sweetness to the dish. More »
Linguine with Lemon and Mint
The combination of lemon and mint is common in southern Italy, a legacy of the Moorish occupation, says author of 250 True Italian Dishes, John Coletta. Today mint is not widely used in cooking, but it’s a shame to waste it on garnishing drinks and desserts. It has a fragrant, distinctive flavor... More »
Vegetarian Sauce & Pasta (diabetes-friendly)
Karen Graham's kids actually prefer this pasta sauce made with peanut butter and sunflower seeds to the traditional meat-based sauce. Serve the sauce over corkscrew noodle (rotini pasta). For a change, try whole wheat macaroni or spaghetti. Add a salad on the side, and have fruit and yogurt for... More »
Asian Vegetable and Tofu Soup
This soup is a fresh take on a traditional soup in a cup. Bring the jar to work and just add boiling water. We like using snap peas and bean sprouts, but any crunchy vegetables will do. What a terrific (and healthy) portable meal! More »
Zesty Shrimp and Squash Vermicelli Soup
This one-pot dish pairs a little heat from chile peppers with the slightly sweet taste of butternut squash. Top that with shrimp and you have a flavorful, comforting dish. More »
Sweet and Tangy Soup with Pineapple, Tamarind and Shrimp
The ingredient list for this soup is a bit long, but everything comes together quickly. With rice and a simple salad, you’ve got a wonderful winter meal! More »
Shrimp Moilee
'My first trip to India was with Mum and Dad when they were leading one of their Spice Discovery tours. I was enthralled by the amount of fresh seafood available in Cochin, in the southwestern state of Kerala. This recipe from that region is easy to make and tastes amazing. The flavors are fresh,... More »
Chive Parsley “Pistou”
"These days, most of my cuisine is nut-free because of nut allergies in my extended family. This is another spin on a classic, Italian basil pesto, which would normally contain pine nuts. This version, which is more French, contains only the clean flavors of parsley, chives, garlic and olive oil... More »
Chile-Spiked Chocolate Pots
This is an updated version of classic French pots de crème. You won’t taste the chile, but it adds appealing depth to the flavor of the chocolate. Served with a big dollop of sweetened whipped cream, this dessert is a welcome Valentine's Day indulgence. More »
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