If you’re anything like us, the foodie in you can’t wait for the New Year. We anticipate it’ll be similar to 2017, with daring (and delicious) food trends that dominate social networks, like the avocado did/continues to do.
What will be the avocado of 2018? Pinterest users have made their voices heard via engagement – here are the top food trends to anticipate next year, according to Pinterest folk.
The air frying craze is already here, and is only gaining momentum. The popular appliance creates crispy golden fries and juicy drumsticks you love from fast food joints, but with up to 75% less fat than deep-frying.
It’s an expensive trend to be sure, but will save you trips to the drive-thru, and maybe even your health practitioner down the line.
Forget juicing – souping will be the next big thing in 2018 maybe possibly perhaps. The trend is taking off now, as soupers laud this natural form of detox through soup-only cleansing.
Drinking coffee au natural – straight black – is actually becoming increasingly rare. As coffee purists, this disheartens us.
People are starting to replace classic creamers, milks, and sugars with unique, superfood additions like maca root powder (a plant native to Peru said to benefit energy and the immune system) in their morning cup of Joe.
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A new wave of North African spices, including cumin, coriander, and cardamom, can make your ordinary meals into outstanding ones.
To get these spices in your system, cumin and coriander mix seamlessly with veggies; toss veggies in the spices before roasting them. We also recommend adding cardamom to granola or oatmeal for breakfast.
Meat will always be a trendy food – what’s not to like? – though it doesn’t need to be your default source of protein.
Plant proteins are becoming the rage, particularly lentils, hemp, and quinoa. Try them in salads, or as a part of your next veggie burger.
Snap peas aren’t new – they’re regularly served raw with hummus, or employed in salads.
They’re being prepared in new ways, however, including roasted and served as a substitute for chips. Don’t forget the seasoning!
Ghee is lactose-free butter that can withstand high heat – aka, the perfect partner for chefs and cooks. Use it as an alternative to real butter when you’re cooking pancakes or making grilled cheese. You won’t be disappointed.
Gochujang, a fermented Korean chile paste, is finding a home in more and more pantries.
We recommend adding them to your favourite poached eggs dish, or for braising a brisket. If you can’t give up that Sriracha sauce though, try this hybrid hot sauce.
We’re always amazed by vegan desserts that taste like the real thing. With the flexibility offered by coconut oil (in place of butter) and flax seeds (in place of eggs), we’re certain cooks will continue to explore these decadents in 2018.
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