Fast Flavor Tricks to Make Your Food Awesome
Bus food doesn’t have to be boring. Channel your creativity to your food. Experiment with a new ingredient or a new way to use a familiar ingredient. Here are a few ingredients that can help you gain some culinary cred when you create delicious meals and snacks in no time.
Tellicherry Black Peppercorns
Keep these peppercorns in a small pepper mill to quickly add a rich, complex flavor to your food.
Mural of Flavor (from Penzeys Spices)
Containing more than a dozen herbs and spices, this super versatile blend can bring to life the blandest frozen meals and soups.
Vietnamese Cinnamon (aka “Saigon Cinnamon”)
If you love bold cinnamon flavor, this is your cinnamon. Considered to be one of the world’s best cinnamons, Vietnamese cinnamon is a cassia cinnamon with a sweet flavor and a spicy punch. (enjoy in moderation)
Soy Sauce (less sodium variety)
Soy sauce is not just for your stir-fry. Use it to bring complexity to many different types of foods such as dips and spreads, soups, and frozen meals.
Worcestershire Sauce (made with anchovies) or Henderson’s Relish (vegetarian)
These sauces add depth and a spicy kick to mac and cheese, salads, pasta salad, soups, etc.
Toasted Sesame Oil
Just a few drops of this oil will give a toasted nutty flavor to foods like wraps, noodles, soups, veggies, and dipping sauces.
A good salad dressing (such as Italian vinaigrette) is a convenient way to jazz up many foods beyond your salad such as sandwiches, wraps, and frozen meals.
Lemons and Limes
A squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice can be the secret ingredient to give life to your food when something seems to be missing.
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