Recipes, no matter how tried and true, are just guidelines for preparing food. Here are some general guidelines to help you build an interesting meal.
Include each of the following taste elements:
- pungent (eg. cinnamon, cumin, garlic)
- astringent (legumes, veggies)
- bitter (dark leafy greens, herbs)
For texture and mouth feel, incorporate foods that are:
For health, balance between raw and cooked food.