Be a Better Cook by Learning to Use Herbs and Spices

HealthyEating-CressBeing creative with herbs and spices in the kitchen can be a healthy way to reduce your intake of salt and sugar. Using a variety of complementary herbs and spices can add amazing depth and flavour to your meals while also helping to adjust your palate to get used to consuming less salt and sugar.

Unfortunately, many of us hold misconceptions about how difficult or expensive it is to prepare our own meals. The reality is that, with a little bit of forethought and preparation, home cooking can be both affordable and fairly quick. The reality is that home cooking is also worth it; making your meals at home, rather than eating out, is one of the best improvements you can make to your health.

Have no idea where to start? You’re not alone!

Here are a few links so you can hit the ground running:

  1. The Ultimate Guide to Fresh Herbs
  2. When to Use Fresh Herbs and When to Use Dried Herbs
  3. A Beginner’s Guide to Herbs and Spices
  4. All About Indian Curry Powders (Yes, There’s More Than One)
  5. 11 Herbs Every Cook Should Use

Ready to get going? Check out Heart Niagara’s Recipes section.

By Aaryn Secker

Aaryn earned her BEd at McGill University and her MEd at Brock University. She is currently the Education and Communications Coordinator at Heart Niagara.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in blog entries are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Heart Niagara.

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