Around the World with My Family in the Comfort of My Vegan Kitchen

29 Jul

I love travelling the world through food in my family’s kitchen. Not only can I educate my son about healthier meal options, but also about different cultures and tastes from all over the world. Eating well becomes a joint family interest and experience as it creates meaningful meal time conversations.

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Tonight, we had a simple Indian Thali for dinner: poppadums, mango chutney, yoghurt, curry and rice.I wish I had cooked a Dal too, but I only had time to cook a Potato Cauliflower Curry in my Instant Pot. Nevertheless, my son LOVED the presentation in the thali. As soon as he arrived at the table, I could tell he was excited to see dinner laid out in a new way. He loves experimenting with food and exploring different tastes, whether he likes them or not. Sometimes, he won’t like a new taste at first and that’s ok: it’s all part of his gastronomic education. I have been cooking curry for a while but it is only tonight that my son declared the Potato Cauliflower Curry as his new favourite curry dish.

Other countries we have visited just these past ten days from the comfort of our own kitchen: China (Chinese Green Beans, Sweet and Sour Cauliflower, and Rice), France (Vegan Croissants and Pain au Chocolat), Korea (Vegan Beebimbap), Mexico (Veggie Loaded Nachos and Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas), Philippines (Pan de Sal), Japan (Okonomiyaki and Potato Tonkatsu Ramen), Africa (African Peanut Stew) and USA (BBQ Black Bean Burger).

What are your family’s favourite cuisines and cultures? What dishes do you love? We would love to hear from you!

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2 Responses to “Around the World with My Family in the Comfort of My Vegan Kitchen”

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  1. My Family Loves Eating Vegan at Home Again! | Mama in the Kitchen - August 19, 2016

    […] seeing a thali for the first time, my son was excited to eat Potato Cauliflower Curry and exclaimed that this is his fave curry […]

  2. Around the World in Mama’s Vegan Kitchen: Ethiopian Tonight | Mama in the Kitchen - August 28, 2016

    […] Mama, one way to open up my son’s world view is through his meals. Dinner served in a thali or tagine or Asian bowl suddenly makes my little guy more inclined to indulge in a whole-food […]

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