I can remember my mom making homemade broth soups, spaghetti sauce, and applesauce. She would always give me a taste while she was cooking, which inevitably led to two more bites. It was the best feeling eating in the kitchen and being right next to her.
In particular, when it's cold outside and warm inside the aromas from slow cooked foods fill the house and wrap around you like a warm hug.
But how did she do it? How do all amazing cooks make such delicious food?
One of the biggest factors is using whole, organic foods that are in season. Voila. No processed, packaged "food" that is lifeless and has added chemicals. Start with a WHOLE ingredient and you will experience the biggest flavor and receive the most nutrients. When you line up which foods you are buying with what the earth is growing in your region, that's when you feel the best and support your body in a simple, yet powerful way.
Wondering what I made in this photo? It's kitchari! A super yummy meal with lentils, rice, veggies, and spices. This complete one pot meal is incredibly easy to digest, grounding and simple to make. Click here to make it at home.
Here are the some of my favorite winter fruits and vegetables for the winter season:
Curious what produce is in season by you? Check out this awesome Seasonal Food Guide to highlight your winners.
To elevate any dish, add fresh herbs, a good fat, a splash of citrus, and aromatic spices. Now we're talkin'.