When you think of dishes from Hawaii, what do you think of? You might think of a luau, of course, which is a classic notion of what a big, fun meal from Hawaiian culture looks like. You probably also think about fish—that’s a natural, given the islands’ accessibility to the sea. But have you ever heard of poké?
Poké is gaining popularity in more places than the Hawaiian islands, as foodies (and everyday people) continue to look for interesting food and ways of cooking. And poke fits the bill on both counts.
The typical poké uses raw fish, but you don’t have to. You can basically use whatever you want—make it vegetarian, for example. The great thing about this dish is that it’s generally packed with good-for-you ingredients, and it’s filling, too. So how can you make your own poké at home, and what might you like to try in it? This graphic gives you some insights.
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This is part of a ‘How to Maximize Flavor’ series by Cooksmarts, which include a “Guide to adding flavor with Aromatics” [Infographic], a “Guide to using Fresh Herbs” [Infographic] and “5 Sauces you can use on Everything” [Infographic].
Understanding how to combine and balance flavors is an incredibly important cooking concept, and it’s especially evident in Asian food. Maybe this is why just about everyone enjoys Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, or Japanese cooking.
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by Health Perch
Turmeric may be the answer to a number of ailments. From digestion troubles to healing wounds—Chinese and Indian medicine have been using turmeric since the seventh century A.D. Today research is being done to understand the health benefits Turmeric may have.
Turmeric is made from the dried rhizome’s of the turmeric plant. It’s available in many different forms such as tea, powdered spice, and as a capsule. Learn more about the turmeric plant and how it can help you.
This is the second part of ‘How to Maximize Flavor’ series by Cooksmarts. Read more about it here and see how you can become a flavoring pro and never cook a bland meal again!
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Learning More About These Flavorful Ingredients
It’s about thyme you considered growing an herb garden. Herbs are easy to grow and can be incorporated into almost any dish for a flavorful kick.
Heading to a party? Why not bring a dip with some fresh grown chives. Getting ready to grill some meat? Try rubbing it with thyme, first. Knowing what herbs go with what food can be tricky. This infographic will teach you which herbs to use when you cook, what their flavor is so you can try some experimenting and their proper growing conditions.