If you are in a rut when it comes to meals, it's understandable.
When we are used to making dishes that are dependable and delicious, we tend to make them over and over again, purely out of comfort.
This is not a bad thing, but meals can become monotonous, and can get your taste buds in a slump!
To release yourself from boredom, you will never go wrong with going global around the world with cuisine.
One thing I have experienced during my career speaking with folks, some people love their own cuisine of their country which for most have amazing dishes full of flavor.
But to experience something outside of your comfort zone, it's great to experiment in the kitchen with other cultures outside of your own. By doing so, you can discover more delicious and healthy dishes that are interesting using new ingredients and wont ever find yourself in a rut.
One thing I also want to mention, it does not matter, if you are on a specialized diet (vegetarian, vegan, dairy free ,gluten free, etc.) as most cuisines can be adapted with certain ingredients or omitting certain ones to accommodate.
All cuisines, can have healthy aspects such as beans, vegetables and wonderful things to jazz things up. Indian cuisine in particular has an array of spices you can experiment with.
To get you to explore other flavors of the world, I discovered a great resource to get you to try something new. This website covers 196 countries, with some countries which don't get the credit they deserve for what they bring to the culinary world. You'll find interesting recipes at 196 flavors website.
Global Flavors with 196 Flavors
For instance, I have a real interest in African food, but it is a large continent with a lot of countries within it. From here, they showcase other countries of Africa such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda & Gabon. This is only central Africa, but this website covers other countries as well within the continent.
So take a look throughout the globe for cuisine, right in the comfort of your home, perusing these recipes to create some delicious dishes you won't have to travel far to recreate.
Eat Good! Look Good! Feel Good!
Vanessa LaBranche/Chef Instructor-Culinary Educator