Salt – I only use good quality salt – not table salt that has been refined to within an inch of its life & packed with anticaking agents. Unrefined salt tasted fantastic& truly is good for you. Packed with all the same minerals your beautiful body is made up of & probably craves every day. I always add the my salt at the end of cooking (not during) & let people season their own food to their own taste.
Black Pepper – hand down on of my favourites! Peppercorns freshly ground are perfect, simple & very yummdiddloh! I don’t use pre-mixed “flavoured” peppers or herb mixes – I am never really sure what they contain. Stick to the basics. Keep a bottle of peppercorns in the pantry, get yourself a good grinder & enjoy.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – A drizzle of olive oil on a salad, steamed vegetables, roasted pumpkin, oven roasted chicken is all pretty special. When I am not eating it with lunch or dinner you can usually find me baking a chocolate cake with lashings of extra virgin olive oil. Put yourself in the picture – you, a loaf of warm gluten-free-grain-free bread fresh from the oven, olive oil for dipping & a good glass of red wine. Deeeeeeelish
Honey – easy – my all time favourite – roast a big dish of your favourite vegetables, remove them from the oven, add a sprinkling of salt, a good grind of pepper & lashings of honey & olive oil. Serve & enjoy.
Apple Cider Vinegar – A touch of apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil & black pepper over your salad or roast vegetables will shake & wake up your food & your taste buds. A dash in some water first thing in the morning gives your health a warm hug. Try it.
Fresh Ginger – Easy as – grated over a salad & splashed with olive oil is supremo. Fresh & warming. Ginger aids digestion & is equally wonderful grated over warm stir fried vegetables or popped into a tea pot with hot water for the best ginger tea ever. Be brave a little grated fresh ginger is wonderful. Your taste buds & your tummy will sing along with you at the delight ginger is.