Fresh herbs are a winner for enticing my family to devour wellness from their plates. I often put a bunch of fresh herbs on my kitchen table. These are my favourite herbs that are regularly in my kitchen.
Herbs That I Love
How I Use It: Tomato and potato dishes, pesto, omelette, salads, meats, vegetables, pizza, mince and rice dishes.
Health Benefits: Digestive aid, calms the nerves and may ease headaches. Relieves colic, stomach spasms, kidney ailments and poor circulation. Antibacterial and anthelmintic (anti-worm) activities.
Considered a herb and a spice. Also known as Cilento.
How I Use It: Salads, marinades, stir fry, Asian dishes, casseroles, curries and chutneys
Cooking Idea: Coriander leaves can be added or used instead of basil for a deliciously nutritious pesto.
Did you know rosemary is a member of the mint family?
How I Use It: Roast lamb, pork, grilled fish, omelettes, frittatas, casseroles, tomato sauces, croutons, soups.
How I Use It: Soups, salads, juicing, stuffing whole grilled fish, pesto, tabbouleh, garnishing.
Cooking Idea: Combine chopped parsley, garlic and lemon zest and use it as a rub for chicken, lamb or beef.
Nutritional benefits include; High in chlorophyll, carotenes, and vitamin C, folic acid, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and zinc. Good source of dietary fibre.
Health Benefits: A diuretic, mouth freshener and blood purifier.
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