Meatless Monday – Meal construction

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:

  • sweet
  • salty
  • pungent (eg. cinnamon, cumin, garlic)
  • sour
  • astringent (legumes, veggies)
  • bitter (dark leafy greens, herbs)

For texture and mouth feel, incorporate foods that are:

  • crunchy
  • chewy
  • soft
  • crispy

For health, balance between raw and cooked food.

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