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What’s Trending – Fresh Herbs

What’s Trending – Fresh Herbs🌱

What are the benefits of cooking with fresh herbs?
1. Antioxidants – Fresh herbs protect your food from becoming more inflammatory (oxidative damage), especially when cooking with fats.
2. Food Safety – Choosing fresh herbs ensures you’re getting what you’ve paid for. Some dried herb products use additives and fillers. 
3. Other Benefits – Different herbs offer different benefits, such as using mint for digestive disorders. Rosemary is a great addition to water for bloating.

Ways to use fresh herbs🌱
1. Make condiments such as pesto or salad dressing
2. Rub them on meat
3. Put them in eggs🍳
4. Make tea with them
5. Add them to your salad

Split Pea Rosemary Soup

Try this delicious Split Pea Soup with Rosemary for dinner tonight 😋🍜

Ingredients:
* 6 slices of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
* 1 small onion, chopped
* 1 leek, sliced thin
* 1 large carrot, chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 4 cans chicken broth
* 1 ½ cups green split peas
* 2 bay leaves
* 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped

Place bacon in a large pot, cook over medium – until crisp. Stir in onion, leek, carrot, and garlic; cook until the vegetables are soft (about 8 mins) Pour in chicken broth. Stir in split peas, bay leaves, and rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until peas are cooked (1 hour), stirring occasionally. Yum!