Try fusion cooking if you're tired of eating the same kind of food
day-in and day-out. Fusion cooking allows you to mix and match
ingredients, cooking styles, and recipes, and come up with your own
version of a dish.
If you're in a foreign country and craving for some familiar food, you
can take the local foods and vegetables and cook them in your native
style. If you're a vegan or vegetarian or just a picky eater who
certain foods, spices, or vegetables like garlic or onion, you can omit
ingredients and substitute with those you like, and come up with a
This is also your chance to explore and
include some of the nutritious ingredients that you wouldn't normally
use, such as olive oil, olives, and herbs like oregano, thyme, basil,
and different kinds of cheese (if you usually make Indian food).
This kind of creative cooking is particularly important for vegetarians
because so much of the mainstream food is "off the plate" so to speak;
but you can definitely use some of the ingredients and culinary styles
to create a vegetarian or vegan version.
Trying different styles and ingredients also makes cooking so much more
interesting! Of course,
it requires a lot of experimentation to come up with something that's
tasty and worth serving to your family and friends; but it's time
well-spent, because in the process, you learn a lot, and expand your
culinary skills and your repertoire of recipes.
Here are some Indian fusion recipes that I have created by adapting the
originals to my liking. Try them and let me know what you think.