Food.Fun.Stuff: The Underdogs

[ 0 ] April 14, 2009 |

While scoping out the Internet yesterday getting our daily fix of foodie news, we came across an article written by Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald entitled “Obama Garden Watch II: 8 Culinary Herbs to Revitalize Your Health and Palate”. We recently did a post on a topic closely related to this called “The Healthy Life” (*Circa April 2, 2009) where we highlighted the most underated veggies that people should be eating. This herb article was the perfect follow up to what we had already discussed and we wanted to share with you the top 8 herbs that should be in peoples diets:

1. Thyme
>Good Use? Marinate your meat with this.
2. Oregano
>Good Use? Great for breads and the article suggests “pizza”.
3. Sage
>Good Use? Try in a stuffed turkey or split pea soup or in a potato dish.
4. Rosemary
>Good Use? Try in your spaghetti’s or a pasta dish.
5. Hyssop
>Good Use? Article suggests “sparingly on salads, stews and marinades”.
6. Dill
>Good Use? Try with cheese or a veggie dish.
7. Cilantro
>Good Use? Try with a soup, salsa or even in your cocktail;-)
8. Parsley
>Good Use? Where does the list stop for uses of parsley?? Pasta, broths, marinades, etc., etc…

Herbs have a ton of ways that they can be intertwined in your diet and they actually make meals more interesting. Dress up your plate with a sprinkle or a few sprigs of this or that, it’ll make you feel better, literally!

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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