Cooking with spices and herbs can be a great way to add a pop flavor to dishes without needing the added salt and fat. In addition most herbs and spices contain antioxidants and many have other health benefits. For example, garlic may help with blood pressure, ginger can help with nausea and many spices and herbs have anti-inflammatory properties.
While so many people seem to recognize how delicious dishes prepared with herbs and spices taste, they hesitate to use them at home because they don’t know much about them. While experimenting is probably the best way to learn, I know that it can be difficult to know where to start. While looking up some information about an herb, I came across a helpful website called spicesetc.com.
This website has some great tips for storing and using herbs. Under the Spices & Herbs section, you can click on each herb/spice for a brief description of the flavor and the types of dishes that they are typically used in. There are even a few recipes listed for each spice. I personally think that experimenting with them is the best way to learn, but this website can give you a good place to start. Enjoy!