There’s been enough talk over the last decade or so about the dangers of too
much salt in your diet, that it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone anymore!
For salt lovers, however, it may be a thoroughly unwelcome bit of information.
But there’s no need to despair. You can still enjoy your meals just as much,
and probably even more, by cutting out some of the salt and using more fresh
After all, why do you use salt? Because your food is bland, tasteless, or
boring, right? Well, there’s no better way to spice up your meals than with
herbs from your own garden.
When you go to a restaurant and order your favorite dish, you delight in the
complex combination of seasonings and aromas, or perhaps at the simplicity of
just one or two perfectly joined flavors. Chances are that culinary delight
didn’t come about because someone threw some salt in the pan! I’d bet it was
created with the use of fresh, delicious (and might I add, healthy!) herbs.
One of the greatest things about culinary herbs is how simple they are to
grow right at home! Instead of going to the grocery story, you just step to your
windowsill or walk outside to pick fresh, savory basil, cilantro, or parsley (or
a wealth of other possibilities!) to season your next meal. Now that is luxury!
And it’s highly economical. If you’ve tried buying any spices lately, you
undoubtedly know just how expensive they are.
If you’ve already started using fresh herbs in your cooking, good for you! If
you haven’t yet, there’s no time like the present. Remember, most of the time,
with the right fresh herbs, you won’t even miss the salt! Cook healthy, and eat