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Lion: Jalebi

Lion: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and four more

In the touching film Lion, Saroo, played by Dev Patel, sets out to find his birth parents in India. While on his journey, Saroo has flashbacks of his childhood and the most notable memory is sparked by the scent of a sweet, Indian treat—jalebi.

Similar to a funnel cake, this popular sweet is deep fried and then soaked in a sugar syrup. The flavors of jalebi—saffron, turmeric, and cardamom— will transport your taste buds to India. Yes, it's fried, but everything in moderation right?!

Get the recipe: Crispy, Thin Jalebis

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Fences: Whole-Wheat Biscuits

Fences: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Writing for Adapted Screenplay

Nod to Gabe's favorite food with this healthy whole-wheat biscuit recipe—they're just as flaky as the classic version and take only 15 minutes to prepare.

Get the recipe: Super-Easy Whole-Wheat Biscuits

Photo: 100 Days of Real Food

Captain Fantastic: Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake

Captain Fantastic: Nominated for Best Actor

In one food-inspired scene in the indie comedy-drama film, Viggo Mortensen's character, Ben Cash, surprises his six children with chocolate cake to celebrate "Noam Chomsky Day" instead of Christmas.

If you want to make your own Oscars celebration cake, we have a recipe for a delicious and creamy flourless chocolate cake. It's seriously every chocolate lover's dream come true.

Get the recipe: Paleo Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Moonlight: Arroz con Pollo

Moonlight: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and five more

We doubt your Oscars party will be as emotionally loaded as the diner scene in which Kevin cooks Chiron some arroz con pollo, but that's no reason not to attempt your own recipe. 

Get the recipe: Arroz con Pollo

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Hidden Figures: Oatmeal Walnut Cranberry Cookies

Hidden Figures: Nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Writing for Adapted Screenplay

If there's any movie that will encourage you to reach for the stars, it's definitely this film about three African-American women who worked as mathematicians during the early years of NASA.

Feeling inspired? Boost your brainpower with these oatmeal walnut cranberry cookies. Walnuts are filled with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, which promote brain health. You'll feel like one smart cookie (see what we did there?). (Psst: Here are 10 other foods that will help you stay focused all day long.)

Get the recipe: Oatmeal Walnut Cranberry Cookies

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