It’s spring! Now is the time to check out the local Farmer’s Market and purchase some fresh produce. But what happens if you are bored with the same old fruits and veggies, have picky eaters at home, or just want to try something new? I know that I find myself eating a lot of the same “go-to” fruits and vegetables, but what if I were to spice them up? Or even better yet, try something that I don’t necessarily like, but in a whole new way with different flavor? After reading the blog “A Little Spice Makes Everything Nice” by Coach Joanna, I felt inspired to see what seasonings might spruce up the flavor of my usual fruits and veggies.
As I was looking for more information, I found this article from spicesinc.com. From A to Z, there are many seasoning combinations listed to help enhance the flavor of a variety of fruits and vegetables.
From this list, I found a few of the common produce items that I plan to spice up at my house:
· Apples – cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, or nutmeg
· Bell Peppers –basil, oregano, or rosemary
· Berries (blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries) – black pepper, mint, or star anise
· Broccoli – red pepper, savory, or turmeric
· Carrots – allspice, star anise, bay leaf, caraway seeds, cloves, ginger, mint, sage, or tarragon
· Cucumbers – dill or mint
· Green Beans – basil, dill, garlic, onion, or savory
· Pineapple – cloves, ginger, lemongrass, mint, or rosemary leaf
· Sweet Potatoes – allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg
· Zucchini – basil or oregano
These are just a few of the regular items that I have at home, but the article lists many other options that you might enjoy. Remember with seasonings – less is more! Start with a little and add more if you like. Check it out! Maybe it’s time you spiced things up!
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