Monday, August 1, 2016

Top *5* Ingredients

Top Five IngredientsI have a subscription to Food Network magazine & I love it (I chat more about it here).  Anyways I was reading one of the interviews in the June issue where they asked the chef, what their top 5 ingredients were.  Simple enough question, so I pretended that I was being interviewed for the magazine and asked myself, “Darby, what are your top 5 ingredients?” I didn’t take me too long to come up with 5 items.  Here are my 5 choices that I buy almost every week at the store or in bulk to have on hand continually.  They are potentially seasonal and I could have a little variation, but these are staples that I’ve been using in our kitchen on a weekly basis for a couple years now.From the Kitchen of Darby HawleyTop Five Ingredients-21. Coconut Oil- I’m pretty sure that by now everyone knows the coconut oil is the best thing since sliced bread.  Can’t be beat y’all.  I use it in the kitchen for roasting, sauteing, and baking, but also for diluting essential oils, on my face, in my hair, for baby boo-tays (since we cloth diaper and can’t use other bottom creams), and for a bazillion other things.
2. Lemons- I used to keep lemons around to add to my water, but I honestly haven't done that in a while.  Instead I’ve been using it to add to salad dressings and marinades.  It doesn’t take much and I love to have them just laying around for whenever I want that fresh flavor.
3. Kale- I know this sounds super trendy to say, but we really do eat kale all of time.  I openly put it in salads, stir fry, and coleslaw, but I’m also sneaky and add it to smoothies and yogurt #sneakymama
4. Red Onion- How am I using this on the reg?  I use red onion every chance I get for caramelizing, in sauces, guacamole, salad accessories, shrimp tacos, pizza toppings, greek pitas….seriously I could really keep listing for-ev-er ;-)
5. Dijon Mustard- I rarely use this as the condiment it comes as.  Instead I use it to make salad dressing (especially this one), and sauces (like this one).  I just love the tang and think it’s great for dressings, marinades, & sauces.

What are the ingredients that you are using in your kitchen all. the. time? 
Tell me if there is something that I just need to start cooking (and eat hehe)DSC_0177-2

2 comments:

Susan Fleming said...

Haha this is great these are my top 5 but I also have garlic too so top 6 for me

Susan Fleming said...

Haha this is great these are my top 5 but I also have garlic too so top 6 for me

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