Has self isolation got you bored and stir crazy? Even though we know it’s the best thing for ourselves and our neighbors right now, it can still be challenging to fill the days with productive activities. Sure, we could binge watch 8 straight hours of Netflix while devouring an entire carton of ice cream… but after day 7 that might start getting a little old. On the positive side, we`ve got more time than ever to try new things! So this post is for all of my travel lovers out there who want to experience different countries in the only way they can right now; by making recipes from around the world!

Pad Thai


Its no secret that I love Pad Thai. In fact; it`s one of the recipes from around the world that we make the most. What should we cook this Friday night? Pad Thai. Which food truck should we hit up? The one with Pad Thai. Any restaurant with Pad Thai on the menu? My decision is already made. You get the point. We fell in love with Pad Thai on our trip to Thailand and have been severely addicted ever since. The best part? It is literally SO easy to make! [Click here for a recipe!]

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Guinness Stew


Guiness Stew is a traditional Irish dish and one of the best meals for a cozy evening in. This fantastic beef and vegetable stew can easily be made in a crock pot, an Instant Pot, or on the stove so you`ve got tons of options for cooking this mouth watering supper! [Click here for a recipe!]

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Call us classic Canadians for adding Poutine to this list, but if you`ve ever had it, you know what we`re talking about! There`s nothing quite like homemade fries and gooey cheese curds smothered in gravy. You can even choose to branch out with your toppings. From dill pickles to pulled pork; there is no wrong answer. [Click here for a recipe!]

Poutine at La Belle Province restaurant in Montreal, Canada. (dbimages/Alamy)

Acai Bowls


Acai bowls actually originated in Brazil, but have recently peaked in popularity across numerous countries. If you`ve never had one before, they are typically made by blending together a combination of acai berries, frozen fruit, juice, milk, and/or yogurt. Picture a really thick smoothie in a bowl as the base. Next, they are topped with fresh fruit, nuts, granola, nut butter, and a variety of other toppings depending on what you like. The more toppings the merrier! [Click here for a recipe!]

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No list of recipes from around the world would be complete without pizza! With so many different ways to make the crust and an endless array of topping options; pizza night is a great way to get fun and creative with the whole family! [Instead of just 1 pizza recipe, click here for 20!]



Fondue is Switzerland’s national dish and a wonderful meal to try at home. After all, what beats dipping fresh bread into a melting pot of cheese, wine, and garlic? Not much… [Click here for a recipe!]

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Burritos are a staple for us both while traveling and at home. The combination of the warm tortilla filled with meat, beans, rice, and cheese, topped with fresh guacamole and pico de gallo is to die for! Great news; this heavenly meal is also insanely easy to make! [Click here for a recipe!]

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Often recognized as Indian food, samosas are actually a common dish throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. These pastries are filled with a savory mixture of spiced potatoes, onions, peas, cheese, meat, or lentils, and then fried or baked. They are less intimidating to make than you might think and absolutely worth the effort! [Click here for a recipe!]

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This Spanish rice dish originated in Valencia and is in a class all of its own. With ingredients like chicken, sausage, shrimp, saffron and potatoes; there is a ton of room for customization and variety! This homemade version is a delectable one pot wonder! [Click here for a recipe!]

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This Malaysian coconut curry noodle soup is spicy and full of flavor! It consists of thick wheat noodles or rice vermicelli with a ton of veggies and chicken, prawn or fish. Although it can be a little extra work to make; trust me… it`s worth every minute! [Click here for a recipe!]

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Macaroni & Cheese

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One of the most popular dishes in the United States, “mac and cheese” combines just about any type of pasta with a creamy melted cheese sauce. The original American combination includes curved macaroni pasta and Cheddar cheese, but modern varieties include combinations of vegetables, a crispy breadcrumb topping, pulled pork, or even lobster! [Click here for a recipe!]

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Spanakopita (meaning “spinach pie”) is a mouth watering savory pastry originating in Greece. The buttery, flaky, phyllo dough is filled with spinach and feta cheese and then baked to a gooey perfection. Relatively easy and quick to make, you won`t be disappointed with this tasty dish! [Click here for a recipe!]

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Ramen is a noodle soup from Asia that has gained popularity across the globe over the past few years. There are literally endless options when it comes to broth, protein and veggies in this dish. You are sure to find one that you`re excited about! [Click here for 15 Ramen recipes to choose from!]

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Meat Pie


An Australian or New Zealand meat pie is a hand-sized pie containing diced or minced meat and gravy, with onion, mushrooms, and/or cheese. Yep, you heard that right. Every single thing about them sounds fantastic! [Click here for a recipe!]

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If you thought that I could make this list and omit my second favorite food on the planet, you would be very wrong. We have tacos at least once a week at our house and they seriously never get old. There are so many ways to mix it up – beef, chicken, veggies, lettuce wraps, corn tortillas – and don`t even get me started on sauces! The choice is yours. [Make chicken tacos, beef tacos, fish tacos, or try this vegan recipe!]

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Satay Chicken


Satay chicken was one of our staples meals while traveling through Indonesia a few years back. The peanut sauce is to die for, it pairs well with everything, and it`s super easy to make. [Click here for a recipe!]

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Köttbullar (Swedish meatballs)


Do you remember those Saturday trips to Ikea where your parents were interested in the budget-friendly furniture but all you cared about was getting those little pieces of heaven served with mashed potatoes, gravy and little bit of lingonberry jam? Come on, I cannot be the only one! This combination of beef and pork in a rich and creamy sauce is the ultimate comfort food! [Click here for a recipe!]

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Pierogies are dumplings usually filled with a combination of potato, onions, cheese and meat and then boiled or grilled. Originating in Central and Eastern Europe, these flavorful little bites are the perfect addition to any meal and easier than you think to make from scratch! [Click here for a recipe!]

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Readily found throughout the Middle East, a falafel is a deep-fried ball made from ground chickpeas or fava beans. Falafels are commonly served in pita bread and topped with vegetables, hot sauce, or a tahini-based sauce. [Click here for a recipe!]

We hope you enjoy these 19 recipes from around the world to try during your COVID-19 self isolation! Feel free to contact us with any questions or comment below with your favorite recipe. We`d love to hear from you. Stay healthy and stay safe!

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19 recipes from around the world to try during your self isolation! Keep reading for a list of easy food options that will allow you to experience different cultures while staying at home and practicing social distancing during this tough time! #selfisolation #socialdistancing #recipesfromaroundtheworld #madetotravel

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