Easy International Cooking at Home



Are your mealtimes taking a turn for the worst due to the hectic schedule you are forced to keep with seemingly endless lists of errands to run, places to go, and things to do? Maybe it is time to offer your taste buds a trip along international borders with a bit of zest and exciting new meal ideas for eating on the run or quick-and-easy menus. After all, isn’t life meant to be full of new and interesting experiences?

So, if you have ever been stuck for an answer to that question “What’s for dinner?” that almost every family member invariably asks when they arrive home after a long day of school or work, take the time to browse through the following suggestions to add a bit of zest to your dinner table tonight!

Tandoor Chef: Good Enough for Vegetarians
Experimenting with Indian cuisine is so easy with Tandoor Chef’s new Naan Pizza. I have to admit to being a tad bit skeptical at first, but I seriously mean it when I say, “This is one terrific pizza!” Forget that it is frozen. Forget that it is designed for a quick meal. All you need to know is that Tandoor Chef’s new Naan Pizza deserves to be raved about.

In fact, I recently learned that Cooking Light ran its first “Taste Test Awards” this past fall and Tandoor Chef’s new Margherita Naan Pizza earned the title of “Grand Prize Winner in the Pizza Category.” I can certainly see why. I found all four of their vegetarian Naan pizzas (Cilantro Pesto, Spinach & Paneer Cheese, Roasted Eggplant, and Margherita) flavorful while also having the perfect texture from the dough to the cheese.

Tandoor Chef’s new Naan Pizzas are hand-stretched, all natural, and baked in a Tandoor oven. Plus, they use no preservatives, have no trans fat, and use buffalo-milk mozzarella. They are also suitable for vegetarians. If you try just one, you will find yourself looking for more. At least, I think you will.

Lawry’s ® Marinades
Lawry’s ® Marinades, made from real fruit juice, offer a chance to give your food a bold new flavor whether you are grilling, baking, or broiling. Lawry’s Marinades are quick to use, allowing you to break out of boring food routines easily. Helping to tenderize your meat whether you are using chicken, beef, or pork, Lawry’s marinades seal in the juices each time leading to the perfect flavor for your meals. Plus, you can easily add a touch of “heat” or the perfect blend of herbs with Lawry’s Marinades.

Sold in 12 fluid ounce bottles, Lawry’s Marinades are available in many delicious varieties including the two newest flavors that I sampled – Sweet and Sour BBQ and Tuscan Sun-Dried Tomato with minced garlic and olive oil. Both varieties offer a full, rich flavor that accents your dish with superb taste.

Remember to always discard any remaining marinade to avoid food contamination. For recipes and additional information, please visit www.lawrys.com. Lawry’s marinades sell for approximately $2.79 in most supermarkets and discount stores such as WalMart and Kmart. I received one bottle of each variety for the purposes of this review. Without a doubt, my family preferred the taste of Lawry’s Sweet and Sour BBQ marinade.

Tasty Bite
If you like international flavor but don’t have the time to cook from scratch or recreate one of your favorite international dishes, why not try a few of these delicious international microwaveable meals? Not only are these meals terrific for moms on the go, but they are perfect for college students, dads trapped at the office through the dinner hour, and latchkey children who need a healthy snack to tide them over until mom gets home. Tasty Bites’ international microwaveable meals can be eaten as a quick, tasty, stand-alone snack or they can be incorporated into a full meal.

Tasty Bite offers an entire bevy of quick microwaveable meals including Tandoori Rice, Thai Lime Rice, Punjab Eggplant, and Channa Masala. For an added touch of flavorful protein, try Tasty Bite’s Chunky Chickpeas or Zesty Lentils & Peas. You can add these to salads, soups, rice, and casseroles for a touch of aromatic, international flavor.

If you want to enjoy the blended taste of peanuts, coconut, and lemongrass, you should try Tasty Bite’s Satay Partay simmer sauce as a marinade, grilling sauce, or flavorful dip. For cooking with fish, you can try Tasty Bite’s blended taste of peanuts, onions, tamarind, and chilies in their Pad Thai simmer sauce. Visit www.tastybite.com for exciting tips, recipes, and more!

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