Celebrate a World of Flavors with Wild Blueberries
Spring has officially sprung – well, sort of – and as we begin to acclimate to the time change and warmer weather, I’m sure you’re starting to feel the growing urge to get out and explore. While travel may be difficult for some at this time, you can still get the travel bug out of your system by cooking your way around the world.
March marks the start of National Nutrition Month, and to celebrate, we want to share some healthy, colorful foods all made with wild blueberries that come from various corners of the world. Wild blueberries are only native to Maine and Eastern parts of Canada, which makes them incredibly special – and the same can be said for native cuisines from around the globe. Join us as we travel around the world and explore some delicious global cuisines that have been slightly adapted to include wild blueberries as a garnish, sauce, or in the recipe itself.
Come on a nutritious, flavorful journey with us to celebrate National Nutrition Month!
Originating in British India, Tandoori Chicken has been a staple throughout South Asia and the Middle East as well as in Western countries. Asian Indian Cuisine often includes lean protein foods, such as seafood, and lean cuts of meat or poultry. Top this off with a rich and delicious wild blueberry fig sauce, and you have the perfect mix of healthy protein and antioxidants.
Duck is particularly prominent within Chinese cuisine, commonly eaten with scallions and cucumbers. Chinese Cuisine often includes two things – carbohydrates or starches such as noodles, rice or buns, as well as an accompanying stir fry dish or veggies, fish, and meat. As for this Szechuan Crispy Duck, you can enjoy it with a side of wild blueberry sauce for some naturally added sweetness.
Latin Americans have always used freshly made, soft, flat corn tortillas and served them with fillings like fish. Nowadays, tacos are an extremely popular U.S. dish, and have taken on many adaptations (or as we call it “fusions”). Tacos are easy to put together – give it a try for yourself with these black bean tacos topped with some savory wild blueberry sauce.
Gazpacho, a cold soup commonly found in Spanish cuisine, especially in parts of Andalusia, traditionally contains colorful veggies such as tomatoes and peppers. Usually consumed with bread and other tapas (small plates), gazpacho is a refreshing meal – especially when you add some wild blueberries into the mix! This summer gazpacho with wild blueberries only requires two hours in the fridge to chill and then it’s ready to serve!
Chicken Saté (Satay) is a Southeast Asian dish made with seasoned, skewered, and grilled meat, served most commonly with a peanut sauce. Invented by street vendors, this dish is considered a delicacy in many Asian countries. Our recipe spins the classic Southeast Asian dish with some heart-and-brain-healthy wild blueberries, giving this dish a boost of sweet, tangy flavor and nutritional value.
If you decide to cook your way around the world in honor of National Nutrition Month, we want to see what you created! Take a picture, post on social media, and tag us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so we can see your delicious dishes from around the world.