Thank you to Lauren who blogs at Elle Bloggs for these ten awesome recipes inspired from around the world. Elle Bloggs is a London lifestyle blog with a very foodie focus, where you’ll be able to find a mixture of recipes and restaurant reviews alongside the odd post on fitness and nutrition.
Over to Lauren…
As the great British weather can’t seem to make up its mind whether to be hot or cold, I am going to whisk you away on a culinary trip through the Foodies100 with my favourite summer inspired recipes from around the globe – so grab your passport, a cup of tea and get ready for our whistle stop tour!
- The first recipe, and the one which inspired this theme, comes from the brilliant Lavender & Lovage with smoky sweet potato, bean & chilli enchiladas. I was on holiday in Mexico last month & Karen’s recipe brought back wonderful memories of the delicious enchiladas which we ate by the pool!
- Staying in Mexico, this time we’re trying out a refreshing Mexican jam jar salad from the Crazy Kitchen. I always struggle for Tupperware in my house so being able to pack my lunch in a jam-jar is such a novel idea!
- Moving down the coast into South America Hot and Chilli’s brings us Brazilian crisp chicken. Served alongside a fresh fruity watermelon salad, this recipe is perfect for a sunny BBQ.
- Food to Glow channels Malaysian flavours with her paneer & veggie kebabs. So colourful and vibrant, this just screams ‘SUMMER to me
- Hoping back towards Europe, The Tofu Diaries has a gorgeous recipe for Turkish Borek. This traditional flaky pastry recipe also works great with feta if you’re not vegan.
- Big bold flavours of the med come through in Julie’s Family Kitchen veg & pancetta tagliatelle. I’m a sucker for a big bowl of pasta and this recipe is a fab way of using up any veggies!
- My mouth virtually hit the floor when I saw Ren Behan’s French style Irish beef salad. Perfect for a picnic or eating outdoors, I love the double of hit of protein with the red meat and eggs!
- Time to take our travels to Africa – firstly with Maison Cupcake’s meatball casserole Moroccan tagine stew. This one is a creative fusion of Swedish meatballs with Moroccan influence, I love using ras-al hanout in cooking so this is top of my to-try list.
- The second African inspired recipe is a refreshing lemon ice tea courtesy of Recipes from a Pantry. So simple to knock up a jug and leave in the fridge for when you need cooling down.
- Finally time to head back to good ol’ blighty for Kavey Eats’ Eton mess ice lollies using great British strawberries. Let’s just hope the sun perks up so we can enjoy them!