Whenever I return home after traveling, the one thing I look forward to even more than sleeping in my own bed is cooking in my own kitchen! I’m always grateful for the opportunity to try new dishes (and who doesn’t love having someone cook for them) and I find so much inspiration in it that I just can’t wait to get to work creating.
As I mentioned in a previous post, I found a renewed appreciation for plant-based dishes when I was in Bali. I’ve made it a priority to incorporate more vegan meals, and that often does mean cooking at home.
I talk a lot about using quality ingredients: budgeting for organic where you can and incorporating local produce when possible. But another key to healthy cooking is the very base for most dishes. Believe it or not, the quality of your water is extremely important.
I am adamant about using filtered water, and here’s why:
Most fine restaurants use filtered water for cooking – why shouldn’t treat ourselves to the finest at home too? That’s why I use a filtered water not just for my drinking water, but for the water I cook with too.
I’m grateful to have a Zip HydroTap installed right in my kitchen – it’s super simple to fill everything from drinking glasses to stock pots. I love that pure tasting chilled, boiling and even sparkling filtered water is available in an instant! Need more convincing?
Even your kitchen herbs will be healthier when fed filtered water! Some studies show that plants can survive longer (weeks, even) in a vase of filtered water, and their growth can increase by up to 30%. If plants respond better to filtered water, there’s no doubt our bodies do too.
And with that, I’m happy to share a favourite plant-based dish that I’ve been loving lately.
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