The National Restaurant Association’s annual “What’s Hot” report is here, and we have the scoop on one of the hottest food trends – uncommon herbs. So to hop on board the trend, we’re highlighting some of our favorite lesser-known herbs. From Thai Basil to winter savory, these herbs will add fresh flavor to your everyday cooking. So if you’re feeling a little adventurous, scroll through the slideshow to learn how to use them in your next meal.

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Thai Basil

Native to Southeast Asia, this unique basil plant is primarily used for Thai-inspired dishes. With small, narrow leaves and bright purple stems, Thai basil is more stable under high or extended cooking temperatures than its sweeter counterpart. With smaller leaves than sweet basil, Thai basil has a licorice taste that adds a mild kick to most dishes. This herb is rising in popularity and pairs wonderfully with chicken dishes.

Try it with our Grilled Eggplant Caprese recipe.

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  1. Hey Carolyn I am Dale, a male fan of your blog. These look great and I want to make them but I am looking for general advice. You were born Canadian I am Canadian Central BC. Swerve is not in any area around me. I use Stevia in the Raw. I am fine with Stevia but my son has an aversion-I understand this as I hate caraway & cilantro. I have Truvia available to me seeking other outlets. Having said this, my son is only here a week a year I see recipes w/powdered swerve + swerve Stevia in the Raw is said to be granular but is a powder that blows about the room can”t imagine what a powdered swerve is comparatively. I have read everything I can about this stuff erythritols are a complete mystery is there a site that answers this stuff? I am diabetic 2 and I am placing my entire life cooking concept on the low carb high fat concept Right now my main contacts are Diet Doctor & Carolyn This is not to put pressure on you at all just that I think your creations fit what I want to create for my longevity. Maybe you could get back to me? BTW, I have made a ton of your stuff and love what your concepts, loyalty etc

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