If you’re struggling to hang on to your New Year’s resolutions, let the heat of summer serve as some extra motivation. As it gets too hot to cook with heat-excreting appliances, take to the fridge with its fresh and cooling seasonal produce. Here’s how to bump up flavour and nutrition with simple, sneaky steps.
By Jana du Plessis
In plain sight
They say the best way to hide something is to leave it in plain sight. And we agree! Try to add fresh foods without it being obvious, like cooling cucumber in an Indian raita or Greek tzatziki. It’s easy to whip up and tastes delicious!
A sensory experience
Think about the texture of your meals to see if something fresh could add to the eating experience. Crunchy lettuce and a juicy tomato is always welcome on a homemade burger, just like adding salad ingredients to a wrap gives it more flavour varieties.
On a limb
Use fresh ingredients in ways that you haven’t before. Have you tried lettuce cups filled with spiced meat? Or paired a cooked dish with a vibrant uncooked garnish? The kitchen awaits, start experimenting!