Spice it up instead! I recently learned a new and inspiring way to bring unique colors and flavors to your dishes using three simple things:
- French grey salt
- a flavorful spice or ingredient
- a coffee bean grinder
French grey salt + smoked paprika for a brilliant orange color and smoky flavor
French grey salt + lavender for a light grey/ lavender color and aromatic flavor
French grey salt + matcha green tea for a brilliant green color and unique flavor
All of these combinations were sampled on corn on the cob with a bit of olive oil. I have also tried lavender salt on marconi almonds- which is delightful. It was so simple and so easy and the possibilities are endless for new flavors and colors. I really hadn't thought of doing this before and now, it seems so very easy.
Eric's "breakaway" philosophy is to use global ingredients in non-traditional yet simple ways. His encouragement for simple experimentation was inspiring! He has a very interesting cookbook with many easy recipes and ideas to introduce you to Breakaway cooking.