My guide to herbs!

As many of you know, I LOVE using herbs in cooking.
The kitchen is home for me (my happy place haha)!

Herbs add so much depth and flavour to dishes, and add so much freshness at the same time!

Use my guide to herbs for nutritional information, and what to pair your herbs with.

BASIL

  • Pesto, pizza and pasta!
    We are a little obsessed with homemade pastas at home and basil is always at the top of the ingredient list
  • Available all year round
  • Contains disease fighting antioxidants and acts as an anti-inflammatory

CHIVES

  • For a delicate onion flavour – we like to sprinkle chopped chives on potatoes and salads
  • Available all year round
  • Contains potassium, iron and calcium

CORIANDER

  • Ahhhh so fresh! Coriander goes so well with steamed fish, curries and salads
  • Available all year round
  • Coriander lowers blood sugar and eases digestive discomfort

DILL

  • Goes well with salmon, potatoes, soups and eggs.
    You’ll find fresh chopped dill in my tomato and pine nut atlantic salmon in 12 Days of Christmas!
  • Available all year round
  • Source of calcium, manganese and iron

LEMONGRASS

  • Lemongrass adds the most beautiful flavour to marinades, curries and stir fries
  • Available all year round
  • Used to relieve headaches and stomach pain, and is an energy booster

MINT

  • Lamb and mint anyone? One of my favourite 12 Days of Christmas recipes is my honey glazed lamb leg with fresh mint!
    Fresh mint is also delicious with fresh fruit and desserts
  • Available all year round
  • Promotes digestion and relieves nausea

OREGANO

  • Used with meats, fish, cheese and plenty of Greek and Italian dishes
  • Available all year round
  • Contains antioxidants for auto immune support, antifungal and antibacterial

PARSLEY

  • Popular for garnishes and pairing with seafood and sauces
  • Available all year round
  • Parsley contains vitamin A, K, C and E!

ROSEMARY

  • Another perfect accompaniment to roast lamb, pizzas and steak
  • Available all year round
  • Rosemary contains antibacterial and antioxidant acids

SAGE

  • Sage is often used to stuff chickens and turkey
  • Available all year round
  • Sage is a natural antiseptic with bacteria-killing capabilities

THYME

  • Thyme pairs well with other herbs and is a great addition to stuffing!
  • Available all year round
  • Thyme is used to lower blood pressure as well as relieve coughing