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How to Cook with Fresh Herbs

Welcome to the wonderful world of cooking with fresh herbs! Not only do they add flavor and depth to your dishes, but they're also packed with nutritional benefits. And with the help of eco-friendly kitchen products from Two Pillars, you can create delicious, herb-infused meals while reducing waste and promoting sustainability.

Let's start with the basics: which herbs should you use? Well, that depends on what you're cooking! For Italian dishes, try using basil, oregano, and thyme. For Mexican dishes, go for cilantro and cumin. And for Asian dishes, try using ginger, lemongrass, and Thai basil. Don't be afraid to experiment and find your own unique herb combinations!

Now, onto the cooking process. Before you start, make sure to wash your herbs thoroughly with the help of Two Pillars' Swedish Dishcloth. This all-natural substitute for paper towels and cleaning cloths is perfect for gently cleaning delicate herbs without wasting paper products.

Next, it's time to chop your herbs. Use a sharp knife and a cutting board to finely chop your herbs. You can also use a pair of herb scissors for more precision. For mess-free chopping, place your herbs on Two Pillars' Duo Cover®. This next-generation microwave gadget not only increases moisture in your food through its MoistureLock™ technology, but it also doubles as a spill shield and splatter guard.

Now that your herbs are chopped, it's time to add them to your dish. For soups and stews, add your herbs at the beginning of the cooking process so that they have time to infuse the broth with flavor. For sautéed dishes, add your herbs towards the end of the cooking process so that they retain their bright, fresh flavor.

When it comes to storing leftover herbs, skip the single-use plastic bags and use Two Pillars' ZipBag® instead. These reusable silicone storage bags are perfect for keeping your herbs fresh and preventing waste. Plus, they're dishwasher safe and can be used for cooking sous vide!Finally, when you're done cooking, cover your leftovers with Two Pillars' UniLid® , a universal lid that fits all shapes and sizes with food tracking. This eco-friendly replacement for the plastic wrap is perfect for sealing in the freshness of your herb-infused meals.

There you have it – a beginner's guide to cooking with fresh herbs using eco-friendly kitchen products from Two Pillars. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice cook, incorporating fresh herbs into your dishes is a simple and delicious way to promote sustainability in the kitchen. Happy cooking!

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