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03 January 2011

Boost flavour and health with herbs

Nothing turns a bland dish into a culinary feast like the right blend of herbs and spices. But did you know that many herbs and spices also pack a powerful, health-promoting punch?

Add it to: Oatmeal or oatmeal cookies; homemade apple sauce or apple cider; rice or couscous dishes; cooked squash or squash soup; bread pudding, pumpkin pie, fruit breads or muffins (like pear or pumpkin muffins). In addition, "cinnamon enhances the sweetness in foods, so it can help you cut back on sugar", says Dr Wahida Karmally, director of nutrition at the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University, in New York.

 
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