How to flavour your meals and still eat for success
Has to be one of the trickier parts to get right initially
And it’s incredibly underrated, there’s only so many boring meals you can have in a week
Better to create meals you’ll love and enjoy sticking to so you can stick to it for good
I have recently posted some flavour combos which had great feedback so I thought I’d add some more ideas
There’s are simple and can make your healthy meals pop with flavour
Italian: oregano, basil, fennel, capers, anchovies, olives, orange
Classic herb combinations are the mainstay of Italian food, oregano, basil, parsley, rosemary, the list goes on
If you’re looking to add a bit of bite and saltiness to a dish, capers or anchovies can be a great choice
Orange sounds like a strange one, but orange and fennel, with some herbs can be delicious!
Mexican: coriander, cumin, chilli, lime
Keep it simple with the mexican, coriander and cumin are great, a couple of teaspoons of each in a 500g mince mix is great
Coriander goes really well as a garnish (as long as you don’t think it tastes like soap!)
Fresh chilli and lime!
Thai: coriander, mint, basil, ginger, lime, chilli, lemongrass
Curries and fresh stir frys are the go with Thai food
Don’t stress out with your curries as they’re meant to be a little more watery than indian curries!
A good quality curry paste doesn’t go astray either
Moroccan: cardamon, saffron, cinnamon, anise, cayenne, cumin, lemon
My absolute favourite, slow cooked meats, light spices, lemon in everything
There’s a lot to like about Moroccan, and although not authentic I always have pre-mixed moroccan spice in the cupboard to add to roasted meats when pushed for time
Indian: cumin, coriander, turmeric, curry powder, ginger, curry leaf
Make an Indian curry from scratch at least once in your life!
In the slow cooker it’s actually a lot easier than you’d think and it’ll taste amazing
Spanish: smoked paprika, parsley, bay leaf, peppers, olives, orange
A bit like moroccan, also one of my favourites
Spanish food, has a wide range of flavours with influences from Africa and Europe
Keep these combos in your arsenal and you’ll never go boring again!