Globally Inspired Meals

Spice it up!


Now that we are doing our part to help flatten the curve by staying at home, it is a great opportunity to experiment in the kitchen! We have a few globally inspired meals to kick you out of your food rut. We hope you enjoy these quick, healthy and tasty recipes from allrecipes magazine. Bon Appetit!


Mexican Tinga

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 25 min

Total time: 35 min

Serves: 8

Calories per serving: 569



  • 1 ¼ lb. boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 C chicken broth or water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion- cut into rings
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can stewed tomatoes
  • 4 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, plus 1 Tbsp. adobo sauce from the can
  • 8 tostada shells (substitute Lettuce if prefered) 
  • Desired topping like shredded cabbage, chopped cherry tomatoes, sour cream or greek yogurt, sliced radishes, crumbled cotija, chopped fresh cilantro, lime wedges.



  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions; cook and stir until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, puree the tomatoes with chipotle peppers and adobo sauce to taste. Pour into the onions, and add chicken. Cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.


  1. To serve, mound the chicken onto tostada shells or lettuce wraps, and garnish with desired toppings.

Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 19 min

Total time: 34 min

Serves: 8

Calories per serving: 302



  • 2 strips bacon, diced
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • ½ cup minced green bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained
  • ½ cup chicken broth, or more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 dash hot sauce to taste (optional)




  1. Cook bacon in a pot over medium heat until almost crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Add onion and green pepper to the bacon; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Mix in cilantro, garlic, and bay leaf; cook and stir until flavors combine, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Stir beans, chicken broth, vinegar, salt, pepper, and hot sauce into the onion mixture; cover and let simmer until the flavors combine, 10 to 15 minutes. Add more chicken broth if you would like the beans to be more soupy.

Calabrian Style Swordfish

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 15 min

Ready in: 40 min

Serves: 4

Calories per serving: 460



  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/4 pounds fresh swordfish, cut into chunks
  • 1 small onion, chopped


  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 1 (19 ounce) can fava beans, drained
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped



  1. Mix together 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the fish and stir enough to get it coated. Let it marinate for about 15 minutes. Remove fish from the marinade and pat dry.
  2. Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the onion until golden, about 8 minutes, then add the fish. Brown the chunks of fish, about 1 minute per side; remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Stir the flour into the skillet; cook and stir until lightly browned. Gradually stir in the white wine. Return the fish to the pan, and add the fava beans. Sprinkle with fresh parsley, cover, and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve hot.