Recipes of the Week

This week we're bringing you a collection of yummy sounding Asian and Mexican flavours that have got our mouths watering this week. We'd love to see your re-creations - follow us on Instagram @theholist and tag your creations #theholist.


Image: Andrew Scrivani at Cooking.nytimes.com 

Image: Andrew Scrivani at Cooking.nytimes.com 

We told you about the exiting new Cooking portal from the New York Times in this week’s Weekly Wellness post. This is one of the easy weeknight suppers that caught our eye from Martha Rose Schulman, the NYT’s healthy recipe guru. We’re constantly striving to eat a rainbow of foods and this dish is a great way to pack in lots of veggies, double points for lauric-acid rich coconut oil (make sure you use extra virgin!) and superfood black rice.


101 COOKBOOKS' LEMONGRASS MISO SOUP 

Image: 101cookbooks.com

Image: 101cookbooks.com

While we find plain Miso soup can be a bit boring, this take on the traditional broth jazzes things up with some tropical flavours. We think this basic recipe is a wonderful base to play around with, we’d chuck in lots of Asian veggies and a ton of fresh herbs to make it a bit more substantial!


Image: Coconutandquinoa.com

Image: Coconutandquinoa.com

Aubergines are one of our all time favourite veggies and we’re always looking for new ways to use them. Mostly we incorporate them in Mediterranean or Middle Eastern inspired dishes so we;re excited to try out this Asian-inspired salad. We think it'd be a great 'leftovers lunch' the next day too!


Image; Loveandoliveoil

Image; Loveandoliveoil

Having eaten some really delicious Mexican food here in Bali (slightly random but truly delicious - check out our upcoming Bali Healthy Travel Guide for details) this delicious sounding taco recipe from Love and Olive Oil caught our eye! They've even got a recipe for homemade tortillas, although we’d play around with gluten-free flour alternatives instead of normal flour! We feel like there’s something social about Mexican food and feel these would be a great addition to a Mexican-themed dinner party. We’d wager that these babies would convince even your most sceptical buddies that healthy veggie food can be delicious and bursting with flavour.


Image: Thefirstmess.com

Image: Thefirstmess.com

Another Mexican-inspired, simple supper idea from The First Mess. Improvise with whatever veggies you have on hand. We'd pimp things with a side of scrummy homemade salsa or guacamole!