Sometimes I get stuck in a cooking rut that even a good ol' Taco Tuesday can't bring me out of.
I start browsing Pinterest looking for inspiration (and questioning whether or not the recipes are legit), I look through food magazines but the recipes are too involved for my mental state at the end of a weekday, and then I realize I don’t need anything complicated I’m just missing some fresh herbs!
Just like a great necklace can make a pair of jeans and a t-shirt look amazing, adding fresh herbs to a basic dish can make something simple taste gourmet.
“But can I just use dried herbs?” You ask. You can, and they’re a good option in a pinch. But opting for fresh herbs over dried is like choosing a knockout statement necklace over one that’s plain and boring.
“But I don’t even know what a sprig of thyme looks like,” you say. You’re not alone. Ask the friendly employee in the produce department or do a quick Google image search before you go.
Here are three simple recipes featuring a fresh herb to give you a chance to spice up an otherwise basic meal:
The one downside of fresh herbs is they cost a little more and they spoil more quickly than their dried counterparts. If you’re worried you won’t use them in time check out these tips for freezing herbs.
If you’re into fresh herbs or feeling inspired, hit share. We all need a little inspiration sometimes.
See you next thyme (pun!),