Monday, July 23, 2012

Having Fun With Your Food

Today I'd like to talk about fun with food. I don't mean playing with it on your plate, I mean with flavor.

Here's a few of my tips:

- Add herbs! Fresh or dried, adding herbs to a dish adds humungous amounts of flavor with out adding too many (if any measurable amount) of calories.

- Eat seasonally. This means knowing what is in season in your area of the world at that time. These things are usually cheaper and haven't been in the store for too long. Right now in Washington, Walla Walla sweet onions are in season and I can't get enough.

- Eat a kind of cuisine you've never had before. Never had Thai food (like green curry)? Try some! Never had French cuisine (like a lovely boeuf bourguignon) ? Go for it! Never had Greek food (my favorite is spanakopita)? You're really missing out! TRY IT! Who knows, you might just find a new favorite food. I'll post the links to the recipes of the dishes I mentioned at the bottom.

- Don't be afraid of sauce. Learn how to make the 5 mother sauces and use them! If you don't know what those are, I'll post a link for ya.

- Try a kind of meat you've never tried. I tried venison for the first time a few years ago and I haven't been able to eat enough since. Or try a vegetarian dish if you'd like. Try falafel! (again, I'll post a recipe..)

The moral of the story is, have fun! Food is an adventure! If you never step out of your comfort zone, you'll never know what you're missing out on!

Thai Green Curry:

Beouf Bourguingnon:  :


5 Mother Sauces:


Enjoy and play with your food!

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