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The purpose of the SJSU Demo Lab is to provide a safe and educational cooking setting
where students can learn basic cooking techniques, general nutrition, and food safety
information to prepare healthy, affordable meals on their own.
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Adding Flavor without Salt
Processed foods, snacks, and take-out have tons of this: SALT! Too much salt can raise
blood pressure, dehydrate you, and really mask some of the natural flavors found in
food. Here are some ways to add flavor without adding too much salt.
- Acid-adding something acidic, such as squeeze of lemon juice to your chicken, a splash
of vinegar to your vegetables, or even some yogurt as a base of a sauce can freshen
and enhance the flavor of any savory dish.
- Herbs- sprinkle on chopped bits of fresh cilantro to salsa or rice pilaf, rosemary
to pan roasted breakfast potatoes, or even tarragon to your chicken salad sandwich
for a classic pairing. Even trying adding dried spices to sauces and soups for an
extra layer of flavor. Try out a fresh herb recipe from EatingWell magazine: Three-Herb Potato Salad
- Spices-Add a little curry powder tossed with a cauliflower, as it roasts in the oven-this
will be a nice addition to any meal that is so good it won't last long enough to make
it to the final plated dish. Add thyme to cooked mushrooms to enhance their natural
- Aromatic Vegetables-onions, garlic, leeks, peppers, celery, and carrot are common
bases for cooked soups and roasted dishes. Add some sauteed to your next omelet, shave
raw fennel to your next salad, which has a mild licorice aroma, or caramelize some
onions for a natural sweetness to spread on toast with a nice smear of creamy cheese.
- Eat seasonally and locally-Fruit and vegetables are the most flavorful at certain
peak times throughout the year. Check to see what produce is growing this season at
CUESA or Sustainable Table.