1. Salted Sunflower Seeds
I sprinkle these crunchy bits on nearly every salad I make. Full of beautiful, stick-with-me-til-snacktime fat. The saltiness is what I’m after.
I very much dislike chocolate snobbery. It’s just unkind to be an elitist, especially when we’re talking chocolate. For this reason, I’m unabashedly fawning over every chocolate bar I come across. Milk, dark, white…they’re all creamy and intense and melting just as lustfully on my tongue. Chocolate satisfies my deepest, purest desires, and unlike every other food, it’s never once failed to make me smile.
3. Salt & Pepper
Oh boy. Do I ever love salt. I shake her onto my meals as generously as I can. The tip I have that will change the way you cook is knowing that if you taste a dish and find something is lacking in flavor- if there’s just something missing- most often it’s either in need of salt or sugar.
And pepper? My mother has been peppering my meals to high heaven since I was a babe. Big bowls of macaroni and cheese need the most pepper, I find.
4. Sparkling Water, Club Soda, Seltzer
I’m into bubbles. Fizzy water, champagne, they all make me smile.
I like feeling as though I’m having fun while hydrating.
Nothing compares to the taste of sweet cream salted butter. Not a thing. I don’t believe in butter pools and butter spas and butter slip and slides on my plate. I believe in butter as a flavor.
When you use it respectfully, when you let a pat melt into the cracks of your baked potato, when you smear it on the tanned side of your toast, you really taste butter for the luscious cream that it is.
Use butter when butter asks you to, and you’ll never regret it. And yes, she’ll ask.
So let’s hear it, what foods are you loving?