Herbs & Spices - Basil
Herbs & Spices - Basil
18th Feb, 2016
TAGS: herbs basil

It’s amazing how food will suddenly come alive with the addition of some herbs or spices. However sometimes we all just need a little guidance as to what goes best with what and when to add certain things in when cooking. This is why we will be looking at each of our favourite herbs and spices in turn on our blog, letting you know exactly how to get the most out of them.


There are many varieties of this soft-leafed herb. In Italian cooking, sweet basil is used most frequently. Its intense aromatic flavour goes perfectly with meat and fish, and the bright green leaves are delicious ripped over a cold gazpacho or blitzed into a vibrant pesto. In Asian cooking, Thai, lemon, and holy basil add a peppery sweetness to curries and stir-fries.

You should always add herbs with soft leaves, such as basil, coriander and mint, at the end of cooking as their flavour can be lost if you heat them; they also add colour and vibrancy as fresh garnishes

Now put your newfound knowledge to use:

Try our White Bean, Tomato and Basil Salad, it’s light on the palette, tasty and incredibly nutritious.



Eggs, How Do You Like Yours?

Eggs have been given a bit of a bad rap over the years, mainly because of their high cholesterol content and suspected links to heart disease. This is undeserved. Wonderfully versatile, eggs are perfect for making quick, satisfying meals, and dishes such as omelettes and frittatas are ideal vehicles for an array of tasty vegetables.

The Lowdown on Fibre

OK, let’s face it, fibre is never going to be the sexiest of topics in the world of nutrition but it’s still one of the most beneficial for our health. We spoke to Nutritionist Rob Hosbon about the importance of fibre and how we can get more of it into our daily routine.

The 4:3 Plan

I think it’s safe to say we are all rather BUSY. When getting a full eight hours sleep is a legitimate bragging right, something’s got to give. Cue the 4:3 plan.

We take away the stress of planning, shopping and cooking healthy meals.

Simply select the package that is right for you, choose your start date and duration, and look forward to your first delivery of wholesome food.

Find The Louisa Drake Method’s first boutique fitness studio on the lower ground floor of our flagship deli in Fitzrovia.
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