Add Flavor Texture and Color to Your Food
A simple meal can turn into a something fantastic with just a little bit of help. For instance, rice; you can spice up some plain brown rice with vegetables, meats, spices, sauces, nuts, seeds, even fruit. Spices are probably the easiest way to change up a meal since one ingredient can completely alter the taste of the dish using just a tiny pinch. Fresh herbs make almost any meal taste fantastic, though dried herbs are easier to keep on hand and tend to be used more often. Sauces can be made at home with a few simple ingredients or can be store-bought in a bottle. Either way, a delicious sauce can turn a basic dish into a yummy meal. Meats and vegetables will make a dish more complex, adding color and texture to basic ingredients. Nuts and seeds are a great way to add a bit of crunchy texture to a dish, while also providing extra nutrients not normally found in a carbohydrate-heavy dish such as rice. Mixing it up and adding something unusual, such as berries, can really provide some surprising tastes. One simple ingredient can turn a dish around, but if you want to impress, try them all!