02 Nov Holiday cooking with fine ingredients
Once in a while, we all take some time out of our routine lifestyles to enjoy a beautiful holiday, whether its summer holidays, Christmas break, Easter holiday, Thanksgiving or an annual leave from the workplace. A holiday is actually an extended period of leisure, relaxation and recreation. It is therefore evident that everyone dreams of a beautiful and memorable holiday and that explains why when preparing for holidays, most people pay keen attention to their destinations. However, while holidaying in a dream destination, most people always try as much as possible to indulge in some of the things they really enjoy doing. Some of such activities nevertheless include skiing, climbing mountains, hiking and even cooking etc. Even though cooking is indeed a hobby for most people, it could also be a great therapy for stress relief. Therefore as a fine food lover who desires to spend the better part of her holidays cooking, you should consider opting for recipes that make use of the following fine ingredients.
Even though most people consider eggplants to be vegetables, it is actually a giant berry since it belongs to the same nightshade family as tomatoes and potatoes. Eggplants also known as Aubergine, is technically a fruit since it contains seeds and equally grows from a flowering plant. Well, you will definitely have a lot of fun exploring eggplant recipes during your holidays because of the unique texture and flavor it adds to food. Besides, eggplants equally have many health benefits since it is rich in many nutrients including fiber, protein, potassium, folate etc. More so, eggplants boast of a high number of antioxidants that protects the body from damages that are caused by free radicals. Of course, there are many eggplant recipes you can explore, some of which include roasted eggplant, smoky eggplant dip, eggplant and mushrooms etc.
Another fine ingredient you can always use during your holiday cooking is thyme. Thyme, which is an herb from the mint family exist in over 400 subcategories. Naturally, the aromatic flavor of thyme complements most soups and stews, especially hot pepper and eggplant sauces. Besides its distinctive pleasant taste and flavor, thyme is equally reputable for its medicinal values because it is associated with the treatment of acne and high blood pressure.
Freekeh has a ton of nutritional benefits, so you should try exploring it during your holiday cooking. It’s actually a super grain that tastes very delicious to the enjoyment of most people. Low in fat but high in protein and fiber, freekah dominates a lot of other grains. It’s not only easy to incorporate into your holiday diet, but it actually works well with both sweet and savory dishes.
Caviar is another delicious fine food that is worth cooking during a beautiful holiday. However, bear in mind that it is one of the most expensive foods in the world which is largely enjoyed by aristocrats across the globe. So, if you can afford it, then why not try it? Aside it’s delicious taste, it’s also loaded with many nutrients that helps in the proper functioning of the nervous, immune and circulatory systems.
Even though foie gras has been banned in many places, it still remains one of the most popular ingredients of haut cuisine. Foie gras is however an expensive well known delicacy made with duck or goose liver. Well, if you can get it, you should spice up your holiday cooking by including it in your meal. You will surely enjoy its versatility since it can be whipped into a cream, seared and paired with other ingredients and can also be turned into a terrine. Of course, there are endless foie gras recipes you can always choose from.