I’m a firm believer in using a lot of flavor!
I think that the best way to add flavor to any meal is to use fresh or dried herbs and spices. You can simplify your cooking life, by having a go-to blend of dried herbs ready to add to your meals, such as poultry, soups & stews, or even salads and eggs. One of the best all purpose blends that I reach for frequently is Herbes de Provence.
Need some more inspiration or a different approach to flavoring your meal? Then try this Garam Masala blend for more of a punchy flavor, that perfect kick of curry.
This herbal blend takes less than five minutes to pull together and will keep at room temperature for several months in an airtight container. But if you’re like me, you might get about one month of use out of it, before having to make up a new batch.
Making up gifts from the kitchen is fun and can be an easy way to let your friends and family know how much you care. Herbes de Provence is one of those recipes that would be perfect to give at Christmas or at a house warming party. All you need to do is just wrap it up nice and pretty, then treat your friends and family to something unique.
For a simple and easy to make recipe, try this tasty chicken rendition of Pan-Roasted Chicken with Herbes de Provence from Williams Sonoma. It’s a simple 3 ingredient recipe using the flavors that have been captured in this herbal blend. This recipe takes only about 20 – 30 minutes to prepare, serve it with your favorite veggies and your family will be rather pleased.
- 2 Tbls dried Rosemary
- 2 Tbls dried Thyme
- 2 Tbls dried Oregano
- 2 Tbls dried Savory
- 2 Tbls dried Marjoram
- 1 Tbls dried Basil
- 1 Tbls Fennel Seed, optional
- 1 Tbls dried Lavender flowers, optional
- Combine all herbs in a small bowl, transfer to an airtight container and store in dry place at room temperature.
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.