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Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day is an event that allows for all sorts of delightful creativity! In fact, the activity of whipping up something in the kitchen that is original, spicy and even a bit offensive is the entire intent of this day.

Still, this day is not meant to merely represent a disgusting concoction of disparate ingredients. Instead, Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day is intended to celebrate the use of herbs such as garlic and hot pepper to promote health and longevity.

History of Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day

As with a few other days that were founded by WellCat, Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day got its start as the brain child of Ruth and Thomas Roy. A couple of decades ago, the Roys set out to establish a variety of quirky days that could be celebrated each month of the year, and this is just one of their many delightful ideas.

The purpose of the day is to recognize that many people are eating a little too much convenience food and it’s time to get back into the kitchen to create some healthy, tasty fare. And along with that notion comes the awareness that many bold or pungent herbs and spices are also very healthy. Since ancient times, the use of ingredients such as garlic, onion, ginger, turmeric, hot peppers and even mustard are not only there to offer flavor, but they also bring about some health benefits.

So get on board with celebrating Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day, delighting in the fun and satisfaction that comes from cooking, eating and enjoying a deliciously bold and flavorful meal!

How to Celebrate Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day

Have tons of fun enjoying Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day by getting creative and implementing some of these ideas:

Cook Something Bold and Pungent

The best way to celebrate and show appreciation for Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day is by (you have guessed it) cooking something bold and pungent. By using a bit of imagination, one may even find that a surprisingly original dish can be created. When boldness is combined with innovation, some interesting results can occur!

Try a Bold New Recipe

Those who feel like getting creative in the kitchen might want to do a bit of searching on the internet to see what kinds of excitingly adventurous recipes are out there. Consider some of these ideas for bold and pungent recipes:

  • Chile-Garlic Shrimp
  • Sesame Noodles with Chili Oil and Scallions
  • Homemade Sauerkraut with Sausages
  • Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Learn Some Health Benefits of Bold Ingredients

Some people might be more motivated to include pungent ingredients in their cooking if they understood a bit more about the health benefits that can be found. Check out some of these strong ingredients and how they are beneficial and healthy:

  • Garlic

    This one not only has a reputation for warding off vampires, it also scares away germs and builds up the immune system, can reduce cholesterol, may lower blood pressure and can even help prevent cancer.

  • Cinnamon

    This one can be built into both sweet and savory recipes. Cinnamon is known to be full of antioxidants as well as being anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and possibly lowering blood pressure and improving sensitivity to insulin.

  • Hot Peppers

    These little guys not only bring a kick of flavor but can also boost the immune system (with Vitamin C), plus they have Vitamins A, B and E. Those with capsaicin can offer anti-inflammatory properties and act as an antioxidant.

  • Turmeric

    Like cinnamon, this strong spice has anti-inflammatory properties, plus antioxidant, anti-cancer, and it may also help to keep blood sugar levels balanced.

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