Fall In Love With Pink Food!

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If you love pink as much as we do then of course you love beautiful pink food when you see it! Even though pink may not be the color that comes to mind when you think of food, it is the perfect color when you are looking for a fun pop on your lunch plate. And even more perfect for occasions like tea parties, Valentine’s Day, showers, and more. From hibiscus-infused cocktails to beat-focused meals and rose-glazed donuts, pink is sure to make a statement on the dining table.

Once you know what makes food pink, there is no stopping you from cooking great dishes. Read on for tips on creating pink food everyone will love!

Fall In Love With Pink Food!

Incorporate Berries in the Recipe

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While making pink food for your family, there is nothing more delicious than incorporating berries as an ingredient in the recipe. Dehydrated raspberries, strawberries, and cranberries can be ground into a fine powder to be used in place of food coloring.

In addition to adding colors, berries can also lend an excellent fruity flavor to the dish.

Apart from the fruity berries, you can also add pink peppercorns to the dish. This rose-colored berry with a mild peppery flavor of citrus juniper adds a pink hue to the salads and sauces and a dash of peppery warmth.

Pink peppercorns are very delicate and can turn out to be best when scattered onto the dishes and enjoyed as a whole.

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Play Around With Natural Beetroot Powder

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Beetroot powder is a most sought-after natural powder which adds a considerable amount of pink to the dish. Beets, the pink vegetable, are filled with nutrients and vitamins along with the antioxidant betacyanin, which is what makes food pink.

The natural pink powder derived from beetroots is usually flavorless. However, when it comes to adding color to the dish, beetroot powder brings a strong pink punch.

Use that delicious and vibrant beet powder and whip up mouth-watering beet hummus, chocolate beet cake, or delicious beet pasta to woo your family and friends.

Make Your Own Natural Pink Food Coloring

Nothing can beat a homemade and fresh natural food coloring that can be used to cook excellent pink food that everyone will love. The process of making your pomegranate, beet, or orange juice will be an absolute delight if you love cooking.

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The beet, orange, and pomegranate juice have such deep colors that all you will need is a few drops for getting that lovely pink color in the dish. Alternatively, you can also incorporate them in the recipe and let the fruit provide the required color for the dish.

You can make the natural pink food coloring in the home by mixing beets and juices in a high-speed food processor or blender. Depending on the recipe, you can strain the mixture if required.

Once done, store the pink food coloring in an air-tight container for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

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Macarons by Fauchon

While cooking, you can add the right amount of pink food coloring as and when required. Who can say no to a delicious and vibrant chocolate beet cake or a bowl of fresh beet spinach spring salad made with homemade and natural food coloring?

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Use Pure and Organic Food Coloring

If you don’t have time to make the pink food coloring at home, you can purchase it from outside. However, while buying from the market, make sure that you buy 100% natural pink or red food coloring.

Visit any health food stores or look for organic outlets online to find high-quality natural food coloring. Adding such natural colors to a recipe will elevate its range to a higher level.

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Experiment With Dairy

Yet another way to make excellent pink food is by adding dairy to the mix. You can mix fruit puree or all-fruit jam with cream cheese, yogurt, whipped cream, goat cheese, cupcake, pancake, frosting, and other batters to make it pink.

Depending on the recipe that you are following, you can adjust the ingredients accordingly. Mixing dairy and food coloring open up a delicious world of healthy smoothies, cupcakes, popsicles, lattes, and more.

Why stay with the main course when you can add the magic of pink to desserts too?

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Go One Step Further With Pink Seafood

If you think of pink when it comes to cooking, you don’t have to go looking too far. Once you understand what makes food pink, the sky will be the limit for experimenting.

As you come down from the sky, you will notice the seductive pink ruling the sea. Yes, seafood offers endless ways to add pink to your palate. From octopus to pink salmon and more, the seafood’s remarkable pink characteristics make it a “no one can miss” cuisine.

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Octopus dish by Chef Gerry Ludwig

Are you looking for a show-stopping dish to mesmerize your loved ones? Then whip up that pink dish and treat your loved ones with unique and healthy pink foods.

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