Best Recipes to Travel the World Without Leaving Home

March 30, 2020
ricotta strawberry nut toast
This post includes 5 travel-inspired meals from around the world that make you feel as if on a world tour without leaving home. These recipes, because of the genius combination of ingredients take you from the comfort of your home to a foreign destination at every single bite.

We are living special circumstances. We are living a situation never known before to any of us. This confinement situation felt like something that only happens in movies just a few weeks ago and look at us now. Unbelievable. I really hope you and your loved ones are well. I want to send you my best thoughts and wishes. Hang in there, this too shall pass.

Because of the lockdown we've had to postpone some of our travel plans, but that doesn't mean we are any less excited about traveling, quite the opposite. We can't wait to get out again and enjoy our beautiful world. Meanwhile, let's practice our cooking skills while reliving some past traveling experiences with these recipes to travel the world without living home.

Best Recipes to Travel the World: Greek Style Cheese Toastie

This sandwich is brilliant  because of the amazing mixture of flavors: sweet, savory and sour. It includes a variety of ingredients such as dried apricots filled with Feta cheese, olives, red onion or mint  and comes with a dip made with yogurt, cucumber and lemon. Close your eyes and you will feel as if you were in a Greek island at every bite.
greek cheese toastie sandwich jamie oliver
greek cheese toastie sandwich jamie oliver
The recipe is from Jamie Oliver's latest book Veg which I strongly recommend you to buy if you haven't got it yet. The book is a collection of vegetarian recipes perfect for those of us who are cutting down on meat.
Follow the recipe easily with this step by step video:

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Best Recipes to Travel the World: Spanish Tapas Party

Why not prepare a tapas party for the family? It's a fun activity to do at home during the quarantine. Fill your home with Spanish flavors and aromas: ham, cheese, sangria, sea food...there's something for every taste. Read the full post to get the party started.
spanish tapas party sangria
spanish tapas party sangria
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Best Recipes to Travel the World: Teddy Bear Cookies

Feel transported to a New York coffee shop with these sweet and salty teddy bear cookies by the talented Tieghan from Half Baked Harvest. I don't think I've seen such a wide variety of cookies anywhere in the world as they have in the US. I especially love the ones sold at Whole Foods, last summer we bought a different one every day to try them all. When I think of cookies and coffee I instantly think of the US.
Give these adorable Teddy Bear cookies, you won't regret it. Plus, it's a great weekend activity if you have kids or of you love baking!
teddy bear cookies
teddy bear cookies
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Best Recipes to Travel the World: Mexican Enchiladas

Another great recipe from Half Baked Harvest is this chicken tortilla enchilada rice bake. I find the vibrant colors all over Latin America very inspiring. They are on their the houses, their clothes and even the food! I love colorful food, it's 100 time more appetizing. This recipe has all the ingredients for a perfect meal: beautiful colors and an amazing mixture of flavors. Close your eyes and picture the mixture of melted cheese, coriander, avocado and lime in your mouth. Don't you feel like you are in Mexico?
chicken tortilla enchilada rice bake mexican food

Best Recipes to Travel the World: Brunch at Home

Did you know that brunch originated in England? It is believed that this meal started in England in the late 19th century and became popular in the United States in the 1930s. Set the table nicely, and make your very own brunch at home with British tea with these recipe ideas.
My two favorite quiche recipes: spinach, pine nuts and raisins or ham, tomato and mushrooms.
spinach pine nut raisin quiche
 For those with a sweet tooth I recommend my olive oil muffin recipe
olive oil muffin madalena magdalena

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Best Recipes to Travel the World: French Toast

So French toast is not actually French, but you can pretend you are in Paris while making the actual French equivalent: pain perdu, literally "lost bread" because you use stale bread to make it. French toast in Spanish is "torrija" and it's typical during Easter so I'll be making this recipe in the next few weeks. Voilà!
french toast custard hazelnut strawberries
french toast custard hazelnut strawberries

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I hope you enjoyed this recipes. Let me know if you try any of them. And while this situation lasts... #stayhome #staysafe
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  1. Lovely photos - thanks for sharing at

  2. Thanks for your lovely comment, stay safe and be happy..

  3. Yummm!! I want to try them all especially the salty teddy bear cookies.

  4. What a clever idea - please send me some of those teddy bear cookuies x #AnythingGoes

  5. These are great ideas! My boys and I did something like this one year as part of their geography lessons. We'd pick a place to study and then try a food recipe (or two or three) from there.

  6. This is such a fantastic post! I do love ethnic foods but don’t make them very often at home. I think I need to give some of these a try! Thanks for sharing and linking up, my friend.


  7. These are incredible recipes dear! Thanks a lot for sharing!
    Jessica |

  8. What a fantastic collection of recipes, can't wait to try them! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at Full Plate Thursday,and come back to see us soon!
    Stay Healthy!
    Miz Helen

  9. I am with you Cristina. I am looking forward to traveling again once this situation is all over. In the meantime, I love the idea of cooking food. After all, we have so much time at home. Why not? So a little secret, I prefer to eat more than I love to cook so easy recipes are my jam! I have been a fan of pancakes but forgotten about French toast. I need to try to make some this weekend for brunch! I hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!

    Maureen |

  10. What a great idea! I particularly like the sound of the Greek Style Cheese Toastie. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

  11. Love this compilation! I’m a big fan of food from around the world so this is right up my street!

  12. These all look so delicious!! My mouth is watering over that first one!! The Greek toast and French toast look SO delicious! Thanks for sharing! I repined so I can try it later! Hope you have a great day!

  13. Love the idea of travelling the world from the comfort of my own kitchen. You've mentioned some lovely recipes too. I'm in! #CookBlogShare

  14. Thanks for sharing such a tasty and healthy recipes.

  15. Indah Nuria SavitriApril 19, 2020 at 12:59 PM

    oh my everything looks supeeer deliicous indeed..Some of them are my favorite as well. Cheers from Jakarta

  16. Yum.


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