5 Ways to Use Native Ingredients
While you may have heard of adding Davidson Plum to your smoothie or that Wattleseed is great for sprinkling on salads, the truth is, there are many incredible ways for you to integrate native ingredients into your cooking, baking and daily food consumption. Try one of these seven ideas to get you started!
When we released our extract range, we were really excited about the potential and opportunities for using them in food, but equally as much so for the opportunities they presented to use in cocktails and beverages. Since that time, we have tried several recipes for alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails and mocktails, respectively, and are delighted with the results. Better yet, we made a delectable ice cream, and are feeling like extracts are the answer as we head into the summer season.
The Australian Superfoods range is for more than just adding to food and drink. In fact, many of the native ingredients have properties that allow them to be an incredible boost for skin health and complextion. Wattleseed, featured in the Aspar range’s Wattleseed and Walnut Scrub acts as an excellent exfoliant. Davidson Plum is rich in Vitamin E, also good for the skin, while the Vitamin C content of Kakadu Plum acts as a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants have been shown to have exceptional benefits when it comes to boosting skin complexion and reducing the appearance of aging.
And no, you don’t have to get fancy and make artisanally crafted sourdough bread . . . although you can! Flatbread, pizza dough, authentic Australian Damper bread or anything in between is the perfect medium for native ingredients. Mountain Pepper Leaf is perfect in flatbread, Cinnamon Myrtle is ideal for a sweeter bread, while Strawberry Gum is a star in Cinnamon Buns.
Speaking of baking Cinnamon Buns, you can use native ingredients in all kinds of baking creations! The ability for you to choose between both savoury and sweet superfoods opens up a whole plethora of kitchen baking ideas. Davidson Plum and Riberry become the perfect choice for that slightly tart berry hit you may love in muffins or quickbreads. If you are making scones or biscuits, why not add a bit of Lemon Myrtle or Mountain Pepper Leaf? In fact, Lemon Myrtle is also great in lemon tarts, pies and cookies. And don’t forget the nutty, rich flavour of Wattleseed that is perfect for any chocolate or coffee flavoured baked treat.
Dressings and Sauces
We’ve saved this one until the end, because you can make sauces, dressings, marinades, and generally delicious condiments using both extracts and powders from The Australian Superfood Co native ingredients range. Use mountain pepper in marinades for meat or to sprinkle on roasted vegetables; riberry and davidson plum are the perfect flavour (and colour!) for a tart sauce to balance a sweet dessert. Kakadu Plum, Finger Lime and Lemon Myrtle lend the perfect citrus hit to zesty summer salad dressings, while you can’t forget Cinnamon Myrtle or Aniseed Myrtle when you’re making a sauce for that fresh peach cobbler.
Christmas is coming, and it makes the perfect time to treat yourself or to purchase a selection of our powders and extracts for someone on your list. Better yet, have a look at our hampers or a gift pack that is all set to go!