Instead of being limited to your old favorites, when it comes to food it’s well worth experimenting on a regular basis in order to discover brand new favorites that you would never learn about otherwise. To get started continue reading to learn about 5 uncommon foods that you need to try.
Why you may be familiar with tofu as a protein source that’s great for vegetarians and meat eaters alike, you may not be as familiar with tempeh. Like tofu tempeh is a vegetarian protein and is a plant based protein which was first made in Indonesia and is prevalent in a lot of Indonesian dishes. For example fried tempeh is often served in stir fry based noodle and rice dishes as well as in fragrant, mouth watering curries. So if you want to add an extra source of protein to your diet, it’s well worth purchasing tempeh next time that you visit your local grocery store. If you don’t know how to prepare your tempeh it’s a great idea to grill it or fry it with herbs and spices.
While Jackfruit is technically a fruit it’s used in a lot more savory dishes that sweet dishes and is often used as a tasty alternative to meat based products. For example, jackfruit is often used in curries instead of shredded chicken and is also found on pizzas and in savory tarts. So if you want to cut down on your meat consumption, it’s well worth experimenting with jackfruit.
If you’re interested in making small changes to your diet to improve your health and want to cut down on your consumption of carbs, you may want to purchase or to make your own cauliflower rice. Especially as cauliflowers are packed full of a wide variety of essential vitamins and nutrients. Some examples of which include potassium, vitamin K, vitamin C, iron and calcium. If you’re wondering about how to serve cauliflower rice, you may want to serve it with vegetables and a side of grilled salmon or as part of a stir fry dish.
Poke is a dish which is native to the Hawaiian islands and is well worth trying if you’ve never sampled it. Poke is a dish which features rice, freshly caught raw tuna, soy sauce, chilis, seaweed, sea same oil and sliced vegetables such as cucumber and horse radish. Although Poke originated in Hawaii, it’s also wildly popular in Japan where it is referred to as Poki.
If you’re looking for a simple but flavorful soup to learn how to make it’s well worth learning how to make Gazpacho which is a South American dish that is a cold, refreshing soup that is perfect for the summer months and is made out of an assortment of carefully blended vegetables. Of course being a Latin dish it’s also seasoned with a wide variety of herbs and spices so it’s well worth adding a bit of chili to your Gazpacho!
So if you want to be more experimental when it comes to treating your taste buds to new foods, it’s well worth trying out all five of the rare, scrumptious foods listed above.