With so little time to dedicate to extensive recipes and creative culinary creations, I often find myself making the same types of things over and over again. We tend to exist on a rotation of roasted vegetables, cooked grains, homemade soups, taco nights, and pasta dishes. And while my family is just happy to have a home-cooked meal, and no one ever complains, I do find myself itching for ways to spruce things up and make meal times more interesting.
It’s funny how, depending on the ingredient, something as small as a teaspoon that is added to a recipe or dish can really transform it into something new. Sprinkle sea salt on top of your morning oatmeal, and instantly go from sweet to slightly savory. Crumble roasted sunflower seeds on top of a green salad and enjoy a healthy crunch with every bite. Look for simple ingredients that can transform meals in easy, yet unexpected ways.
Here are ten ideas to help get you started!