Spice up dull meals with these hot condiments from around the globe. Korean gochujang, Chinese chili oils like Lao Gan Ma, North African harissa, Indonesian sambal, Thai nam phrik, Caribbean scotch bonnet peppers, and Egyptian Shatta are just a few suggestions to get your palate popping this year!
With people paying more and more attention to their environmental impact in the kitchen and beyond, compostable packaging is one smart way to reduce your waste. Made from materials that compost along with any leftover food, it's time to say goodbye to styrofoam and plastic, and hello to these eco-friendly options. Check for restaurants that use better packaging, or buy your own!
If it looks like meat and tastes like meat, it must be...plant-based? It's easy to be fooled by the wave of meatless meat-like products that are bursting onto the 2020 scene, which have all the delicious flavor of your favorite jerkies, pork rinds, and bacon chips, but with extra nutrition and sustainability!
We don't often give much thought to this simple staple, but new flour varieties could be the star of your dishes in 2020. Cauliflower, coconut, banana, and chickpea flours are just a few of the alternatives popping up on the market. Not only are these great options for those with gluten allergies, but they also come packed with extra nutrients to keep you healthy in the new year!
Flour isn't the only basic ingredient that's getting replaced in 2020. Macadamia, pumpkin, and watermelon seed butters are all lighter, healthier alternatives to a staple that enhances any meal. Cut your carbs and cholesterol, while also stepping away from products that use palm oil, a major cause of deforestation. Your body and the environment will thank you!
Collagen is a wonder-protein that makes up the bulk of the structure for our bones, teeth, muscles, skin, joints, and connective tissue! Without it, we'd all be falling apart. While the jury is still out on just how true the claims of collagen-infused food and drinks are, it can't hurt to be ahead of the curve.
CBD is a non-psychoactive hemp compound that can help relieve pain, lower anxiety, and boost heart health. With well-loved pantry mainstays like kombucha, cookies, and chocolates incorporating this ingredient, CBD-infused products will definitely be a hit in 2020!