Everyone’s taste buds change and evolve over time.
We tend to desire the foods we have a history of eating. This is why it can be so hard to kick old eating habits or cut out the junk food we were raised on.
You’ve heard the expression- such & such “is an acquired taste.”
This doesn’t just apply to coffee or liver, but to everything, including vegetables. With a little perseverance you can use this to your advantage.
By eating vegetables week in-week out you actually hone your taste bud’s affinity for them!
There’s a lot to be said about salt but basically, salt is a natural flavor enhancer. To keep it simple- use a good quality sea salt, add it to everything you cook, try not to over do it. The way to know you’re using the right amount is to taste the food with just a little salt peeping thru. PTYD also uses alternative forms of salt in the form of coconut aminos, tamari & miso. Notice your veggies aren’t bland? That’s cuz PTYD uses a variety of high quality, mineral-rich salts added throughout the cooking process.
2. Sour, sweet, bitter, spicy! All the flavors
are utilized. Healthy food can and should taste delicious. Again, variety is elemental. Using a variety of vinegars, dried and fresh herbs, spices, and citrus makes all the difference.Combining sweet, spicy and acidic flavors compliments and accentuates the bitter flavor of many vegetables.
3. Fat! makes! everything! delicious!
I’m amazed at all the plant-based fat sources available and how incredibly tasty they are. These fats are beneficial, satiating, and full of flavor. Oils, nuts, seeds, avocados, coconut milk, yum!
Naomi Perryman is a Personal Chef and Health Coach in Austin, TX. She’s learned a lot over the years from people & places including The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts (Vegan & Macrobiotic cooking school), The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (holistic health coaching), and Hands of the Earth Farm. Like the folks at Prep to Your Door, she believes that connecting busy people with local food unlocks the power of whole foods to help us feel better, have more energy, and engage more deeply with our lives and the larger world around us.