The Spice Renaissance
Is it time to rediscover your spice rack?
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Is it time to rediscover your spice rack?
Is there an out-of-date spice jar lurking at the back of your kitchen cupboards?
If you said yes, you’re definitely not alone. We’re all guilty of buying ingredients with the intention of expanding our culinary repertoire and testing out new flavour combinations. In reality though, often these projects are put aside under the pressures of our busy lives in favour of quick, simple staples.
We think it’s time to change that.
Herbs and spices are a great way to add flavour to dishes without adding extra sugar or calories. Not only do they have the power to make salads and grilled veggies taste just as delicious as more indulgent treats, but spices like ginger and turmeric also bring health benefits of their own.
So the reasons to consume herbs and spices are clear, so we’ve compiled six ways to make adding these wonder ingredients into your cooking hassle free.
Put a twist on your morning routine by creating a jar of breakfast spice mix ready to add to your porridge, smoothie or even pancake batter. Cinnamon, ginger and cloves add a warming kick to this blend, while turmeric and cardamom add subtle fragrant tones.
Spices like cumin and coriander seeds pack a huge flavour punch when ground from whole and lightly fried, however this can be a timely process that you might want to avoid mid-week. To save time, grind your chosen herbs and spices together with a little oil, forming a paste that can be kept in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a fortnight, then just add a tablespoon straight into the pan next time you cook.
Chopping up garlic and herbs every time you fancy a hearty bowl of pasta can be a fiddly, repetitive task, but if you prepare these essentials in bulk then freeze into ice cube trays, you’ll always have a fresh, portion-sized serving ready to add to add to your sauce.
Next time you have leftover herbs that are starting to look a little wilted, consider popping them in the blender with a little olive oil, grated Parmesan and pine nuts to whip up perfect home-made pesto. Trust us, it’s a whole lot tastier than pre-prepared jars from the supermarket!
In the mix
From salads to stir-fries, spice mixes have the power to transform everyday vegetables into mouth-watering taste sensations.Make your own mixes at home to avoid unhealthy additives or high doses of salt, and always store them in airtight jars in a cool, dry area to prevent spices from losing their potency.
Herbs at hand
If keeping your dried herbs and spices hidden away to preserve them for longer means you’re at risk of forgetting out-of-reach ingredients at the back of your kitchen cupboards, Magnet offers an innovative Cabinet Plus system to help. This convenient feature includes a descending shelf built into the back of your kitchen cupboards, meaning hard-to-reach items are now easily accessible at the press of a button.