7 Dimensions of Wellness

7 Dimensions of Wellness
7 Dimensions of Wellness

Monday, June 13, 2016

Meatless Monday: Herb Gardens

I’m growing a garden… Well not a big one, but I’ve started a kitchen windowsill garden and I'm pretty excited about it. I know this is the typical Meatless Monday post, but herbs, especially fresh ones, can take your cooking to the next level. I love having something fresh and homegrown on my plate. 

For my windowsill garden, I planted Cilantro, Parsley and Basil. Why? I use these 3 too much to not have them in my home all the time. Running to the store just for herbs is getting to be… A little much. I know better, and you will too. Growing my own herbs helps my budget too! My organic seed packs were fairly reasonable at less than $2.00 a packet. You’ll pay well over that just for fresh Basil in the grocery store. 
So here we are. I’ve got some little sprouts coming up. 
Cilantro-Coriander's big brother. You either love or hate this vibrant herb. Bushy and bright green. Cilantro pairs well with rice, chicken, avocado and pretty much any and everything in my house.
Parsley- The little herb that could. Parsley is the go to guy for cooking. Bright green and leafy, Parsley is used as a garnish in many dishes. 
Basil- leafy and highly fragrant, grows fast, and a few seeds will do the trick. I often use it as a base for sauce or as a final garnish to my favorite Italian dishes, like my Marinara recipe.
I hope this gives you a little nudge to grow your herbs!

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