With these basic herbs, spices and oils on hand, I have found that when both time and creativity are lacking, I can still come up with something flavorful to eat. These are all easy to find in any grocery or liquor store and are inexpensive.
Herb and/or fruit Infused olive oils
Thyme (preferably fresh)*
Rosemary (preferably fresh)*
Sage (preferably fresh)*
Oregano (preferably fresh) *
Cardamom (preferably whole pods)
Dried chili peppers
Take a fish fillet, some herbs and/or spices, a few minutes in the oven and voila, you’ve got yourself a quick, tasty meal. Check out this link for 2 basic recipes.
* storage tip: The flavor impact of fresh herbs beats dried by a mile so if you can get your hands on fresh herbs grab them. Stored in the fridge in a Ziploc bag, they will keep for 1-2 weeks. Dried herbs obviously last much longer, but they do lose their potency over time and should be replaced annually to ensure maximum flavor and impact.