If you want to save money and eat more healthfully in 2020, look no further than your local grocer’s bulk section. Here are five ingredients to inspire your cuisine in the new year.
Wild barberries grow in temperate and subtropical regions around the world. These berries are packed with vitamin C and have strong sour taste. They are a staple in Persian recipes such as Barberry Rice and can add flavour to chicken dishes.
Seeds are a great item to purchase in bulk thanks to their long shelf life, their many health benefits, and their wide variety of uses. A seed that has been gaining more and more popularity over the years is quinoa. Quinoa is a complete protein, is readily available and can be used in place of heavy carbs in many dishes or as topping on soups, salads, and food bowls.
Kokum is small, round tree fruit which is dried and sold in many bulk sections. It is spicy and often used in Indian dishes to add flavour. The ingredient has a sweet yet acidic taste that works especially well in coconut-milk based recipes.
Are you looking for a new flavour to try in 2020? Lemon pepper mixes lemon zest and cracked black pepper and can add “zing” to dressings, chicken dishes, seafood and soups.
Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, add a rich, hearty flavour to soups, stews, salads and pastas. Originating in the Middle East, they are one of the first known cultivated legumes and are a great source of minerals and fibre. They have also been known to help with weight-management and improve digestion.
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