Farro is a protein and fiber packed grain with a chewy texture – you can use it as an alternative to quinoa or brown rice. Look for it in the bulk section and near other whole grains at the grocery store, or buy it online.


Halloumi has a chewy, squeaky texture and can be fried or grilled without losing its shape. Words cannot express how amazing this cheese is – it can be a bit pricey, but it’s so so worth it. It’s the cheapest at Trader Joe’s or you can buy it online.

Matcha Powder

Matcha green tea powder is packed with antioxidants and provides a dose of caffeine without the negative side effects of coffee. You can find it at select grocery stores or buy it online.

Orange Bitters

Orange bitters adds a hint of citrus flavor to your cocktail. If you feel like your drink needs something, try adding some of this to balance it out. Angostura’s is my fav. You can find it at select grocery and liquor stores, or buy it online.


Pimm’s is a reddish-brown liqueur with a subtle citrus flavor and a hint of spice. You can find it at most liquor stores.


Ribbons are an easy way to make your food look fancy. To make them, use your peeler to slice your vegetables lengthwise into thin ribbons.

St. Germain

St. Germain is an elderflower liqueur that remains a ubiquitous presence on cocktail menus. It adds flavor, sweetness, and a little more booze to your drink. You can easily find it at most liquor stores.


Sumac is a dried spice with a tart, lemon-y flavor that’s commonly used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking. You can find it at Whole Foods or buy it online.

Watermelon Radishes

These radishes may look #basic on the outside, but slice one open to find a gorgeous pink interior and green rim. They have a mild peppery flavor and make anything photo-worthy. They can be found at farmer’s markets (or your grocery store if you’re lucky) and are in season fall through spring.