Cozy, Comfort Foods From Around The World

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As the weather continues to cool, nothing warms the heart and soul quite like a comforting dish. While many reach for mac and cheese, hearty soups, or gravy-smothered mashed potatoes, people around the world prepare a diverse range of cuisines to appeal to the senses.

Here are a few we are adding to our fall and winter cooking rotation.


pouring rice into a pressure cooker

Hailing from India, khichdi comforts with warming spices and savory notes that will add cozy feels to your dinner table. It’s often compared to risotto due to the rich and creamy texture of the rice base. To prepare, follow this recipe that combines soaked rice with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ginger, and green chile in a pressure cooker.



Nothing warms the soul quite like savory fillings wrapped with fresh dough. Whether you typically reach for dumplings, ravioli, or pierogis, all three of these foods will satisfy your craving. Pierogis are from Eastern Europe, most notably Poland, and many Polish families enjoy these comforting bite-sized delights around the holidays. Common fillings include mashed potatoes, cheese, sauerkraut, and sausage and they’re often topped with sour cream. Click here to find a recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen that we particularly love.

Spiced Lamb Stew

a bowl of lam stew with potatoes

Combining rustic flavors with warming spices, this Ethiopian lamb stew is sure to become a favorite in your household. Known as a staple for home cooks in Ethiopia, this dish is relatively quick to make and combines boneless leg of lamb with paprika, Dijon, berbere, rosemary, and thyme for a delectable experience.

Keep the cozy feels coming by incorporating a reading nook into your home! Click here to find tips for creating the perfect corner in your Lincoln apartment.

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