Feeling slightly more stressed out than usual these days? In tough times, it is absolutely normal for your anxiety to kick it up a notch and when that happens, there is nothing better to sooth your troubled soul than some good old-fashion comfort food.
We thought it would be interesting to see what might be cooking all around the world so we found this article by Tasty that lists 25 International Comfort Foods. From China to Mexico to Africa check out these delicious meals that are comforting the people of world right now!
BEANS, BEANS AND MORE BEANS!
What's for dinner tonight? BEANS!
Beans are healthy, delicious, and cheap. They're the PERFECT non-perishable food item to stock up on and when we say stock up, we mean STOCK UP! You could not imaging how many ILIOS beans and legumes we have filling up our cupboards.
Beans are high in protein and iron and make a great substitute to meat. Well, anyway, here's a heck of a lot of canned and dried bean recipes thanks to Bon Appétit!
18 FOODS THAT WILL BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
Are you working from home? Are you finding it hard to focus or manage your time with the kids hanging around or the looming pile of dishes from last night's dinner staring at you from the sink?
ILIOS is here to help you get back on track with an article by Eat This, Not That highlighting 18 foods to boost productivity while working from home.
Motive Nutrition, AKA Vanessa Perrone, is a registered dietitian, nutritionist, writer, speaker and passionate cook entirely committed to making us fall head over heels in love with healthy living.
She came up with a protein-packed, high-iron version of the traditional chicken noodle soup. This recipe replaces noodles with ILIOS white kidney beans creating a healthy and hearty soup that is a must-add to your repertoire of immunity-boosting recipes this cold & flu season.
Recipe and photo by: Slow Mornings
Mlle. Cotton - AKA Marine - AKA Slow Mornings - is a Montreal-based photographer, videographer, food stylist and recipe creator who is originally from France.
Her social media feed is full of deliciously creative photos and drool-worthy recipes, many of which are plant-based and made with ILIOS products.
Check out this recipe for a fully-dressed Mile-End Vegetarian Bagel.
NON-PERISHABLE FOOD RECIPES
Having to live off non-perishable foods is not exactly a walk in the park. But, if ever it comes to that and there is an emergency situation where people are asked to stay in their homes, we came up with a few goodies to help you through rough times.
Check out these three recipes made entirely from non-perishable food products!
KEEP YOUR KIDS HEALTHY
Any parent with young children in daycare or school knows that it is HARD to keep them healthy during cold and flu season.
It seems like every month they end up with a runny nose, the saddest little cough and aches and pains all over.
Any parent also knows how tough it can be to get your kids to eat their fruits and veggies and other healthy, immune system boosting foods.
Well, ILIOS is here to help! We found a great article by Super Healthy Kids that lists the top 10 healthy foods kids should be eating and how to seamlessly incorporate them into their diets.
COLD TREATMENTS AROUND THE WORLD
As you all know by now, ILIOS prides itself in being an international brand. For this reason, we thought it would be interesting to look at different cold and flu remedies from around the world.
This article by Healthline has some pretty weird so-called remedies. Some may seem like old wives tales but some have been used for generations and are proven effective. Let us know if you dare to try any of them and which ones worked for you.
Disclaimer: Please consult your health care provider before making any health care decisions or for guidance about a specific medical condition
COOKING WITH THE KIDS
It's March break and I'm sure you've thought of a whole bunch of fun activities to fill up your free time. What about staying home and learning to cook? Sounds like the perfect time to pick up a new skill!
So grab the kids, head to the grocery store and pick up all the ingredients you need to make the following beginner-friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner. Get ready for a fun day of whipping up some yummy food!
QUINOA & TOMATO SALAD
It's definitely not summer and it's hard to believe it's even coming. But that won't stop us from feeling summery and making foods that remind us of warmer days.
Enter ILIOS' Quinoa and Tomato Salad. Packed with protein and loaded with fresh flavours, this is the perfect dish to make to reminisce about lounging on the patio with a cold drink and the sunshine on your face.
It's coming! Hang in there just a little bit longer!
ILIOS PASTA BREAD
I don't know about you but when we make pasta, we MAKE PASTA!
When we make pasta, there is enough leftover to feed an extended Italian family. Maybe it's because if we're going to go through all the trouble to make a good tomato sauce, we may as well make a big pot of it. Maybe it's because one pack of pasta never seems like enough and we don't want to leave the second pack open in the pantry, so why not cook it all?
Whatever the reason, we came up with a great way to re-use some of that leftover spaghetti and meatballs to make sure nothing goes to waste. Meet the ULTIMATE comfort food - Pasta Bread!
LAST MINUTE DIY VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT IDEAS
Did Valentine's Day just so happen to slip your mind this year?
Worry not! There's still time! ILIOS Foods has got you covered with a ton of great DIY gift suggestions from Good Housekeeping.
Don't quite have a crafty side to you? Some of these ideas are super easy to make and there's always the highly coveted ILIOS Foods gift basket you can put together!
Check out this article for some other great last minute DIY V-Day gift ideas.
SPOIL YOURSELF WITH
Some would argue that there is no better love than self-love. And what a better place to start than showing some serious TLC to your skin?!
ILIOS Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is not only an excellent kitchen staple, it can also be used in many ways to help brighten up your lovely face!
Read on for many different ways you can use ILIOS EVOO that aren't in the kitchen.
On #nationalhomemadesoupday we wanted to give you the opportunity to travel the world and get a taste of the famous Portugese "Caldo Verde" soup.
"Caldo Verde", or "Green Broth" soup is a potato and kale soup flavoured withe chorizo sausage and every traditional Portugese household will have their own cherished family recipe.
We tried this recipe from SOS Cuisine using ILIOS organic chicken broth and it was absolutely delish!
Are you dying to chow down on some serious SUPER BOWL snacks this weekend but feel a little guilty indulging considering the Holiday Season is not yet a distant memory?
Don't worry! ILIOS Foods got this!
Check out this recipe for our FAMOUS vegetarian chili. It's delicious, nutritious and the perfect football food!
It's that time of year again! Time for Superbowl 54, celebrating the NFL's 100th season!
This Sunday two of the best teams of the NFL will be facing off and chances are, if you're hosting, you'll need a yummy variety of munchies to feed those hungry fans!
Check out this article by Delish for a ton of amazing party food ideas!
MEAL PREP WITH
For many of us, the weekend is the time for meal prepping for the busy week to come.
Meal prep is a great way to save money, stay healthy and keep organized in our busy busy lives!
ILIOS Foods found a great article by The Everygirl to help you prep this weekend using many of our great products!
ILIOS HOMEMADE HUMMUS
Hummus is such an important food staple in today's society. It goes great with crackers or veggies, can be used as a dip or a spread, and is a great way to get added protein into your diet.
Many may not know that it is also SO EASY to make! Check out our recipe below!
ILIOS CHEESE FONDUE
Cheese fondue, originally from Switzerland, is the perfect meal to share with family and friends. Consisting of a pot of melted, ooey, gooey cheese and a variety of dipping foods, people have been gathering together and sharing this communal meal since the late 19th century.
It is the perfect meal to prepare on a cold winter day and will truly warm up you right up.
Here is the ILIOS Foods version of the classic Swiss tradition.