Scientists destroy whole rain forests writing about the evils of salt and fats - by using herbs as a condiment, you can cut down on salt and fats to add flavour to your food.
Many fresh herbs contain valuable vitamins as well, so we're doing ourselves no end of good - personally, I subscribe to the 80/20 rule - if I eat healthily for 80% of the time, I give myself carte blanche to eat and drink what I like for the rest of the time:-)
There are over 60 herb recipes on this page - scroll down to see the photos and click where you like :-)
You will find that I use dried herbs as well as fresh - not in all herb recipes though, you can't make pesto with dried basil for instance - but I do not subscribe to the snob element that think you should only use fresh.
Companies spend millions on researching the best methods of drying herbs - our ancestors used drying as a method of preservation for all sorts of things - we haven't all got the time to grow or the money to buy fresh plants - dried is better than nothing.
You can preserve herbs or their flavour in many ways - freeze, dry (traditionally or in the microwave) add to oils or butters - The Herb Guide will tell you how to do all those things.
Tomato Basil Bisque
A creamy tomato basil bisque. Lovely topped with croutons and parmesan cheese. Serve with some crusty bread and butter.
Lebanese Garlic Sauce
A very versatile garlic sauce - salad dressing, dipping sauce or marinade. Make a quantity to keep in the fridge.
Good with a cup of coffee or popped into your lunch box.
A tasty, simple potato dish - serve either as a vegetable or a main course - delicious with crusty bread to soak up the sauce.
Sage Dressing Recipe
A simple sage dressing to serve with your turkey or chicken
Coriander Chicken Stuffed Peppers
A Chicken chilli in a pepper - serve with avocado, soured cream, corn chips and tortillas. Then you eat the bowl - saves a bit of washing up :-)
Do you have a herb related question - this is the place to ask and read what others want to know. Useful little titbits and snippets.
A unique book concentrating on the best herbs to compliment fish and seafood. Fabulous easy to follow recipes with photos and suggestions of sides to go with it.
An alphabetical list of herbs with links for growing and using them. Color photographs of herbs to help you identify which herb you are looking for.