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Join CE as we celebrate International Women’s Day! This March 8th, we’re highlighting remarkable women making noteworthy strides in the food industry.
In Diala’s Kitchen, as seen in our September/October 2020 issue when this book was newly released, food and travel writer Diala Canelo shares 100 healthy, vegetable-forward recipes inspired by her worldwide journeys. They include mouthwatering foreign favorites like Salmon Tacos with Chipotle Crema, Wild Mushrooms over Creamy Polenta, and Caramelized Banana and Cinnamon Loaf.
Originally from the Dominican Republican, Diala says her understanding of food is colored by the elements of her country’s vibrant gastronomy. The DR’s roots are vast and varied, spanning Africa, Spain and indigenous Dominican culture. From this, Diala developed her deep appreciation for the ability of food to bring people together. However, Diala’s Kitchen extends far beyond the Dominican, chronicling her culinary travels with recipes inspired by her time in cities like Barcelona, Melbourne, Toronto, Florence and San Francisco.
“This has made me realize that the way to a country’s soul is through its dishes,” she says in her book. “And the way to a person’s heart really is through food and the memories made with sharing a meal with loved ones.”
Raised by her vegetarian father, a health-care practitioner, and her mother, who comes from a farming family and has a backgound in agricultural engineering, Diala brings a perfect balance of indulgent, comforting and nutritious recipes made from clean, wholesome ingredients that we at Clean Eating love.