Fresh garlic can be roasted, fried or added to sauces and even eaten raw, so your replacement will need to be suitable for the cooking method. Choose from garlic paste, powder, flakes, oils and more or go allium free with cumin, asofoetida or ginger.
Eggs work well with soft leaf herbs like basil, sage, tarragon, chervil, dill, chives, parsley and coriander with the last three examples being a fantastic garnish. Dried herbs that work well with eggs include rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram and fennel and coriander seed.
Good alternatives for peri peri include jalapenos, habanero and cayenne peppers. Or you could try ready made mixes of chili powder and paprika. You want to recreate the heat of piri piri without becoming overpowering and a mix of alternative peppers can be the right idea.
Really there is variation between essential oils vs fragrance oils which may not actually make that much difference on a day to day level. But for those who want more than just a nice smell it is important to know the differences.
You have options when adding herbs to salads, from using fresh soft leafed herbs like basil, lemon balm, mint and sage in the salads. To creating an herb infused oil drizzle, using herby croutons, micro greens, edible flowers or even a compound butter on a potato salad.
Thyme is a Mediterranean herb that has a lot to offer a dish in terms of gentle warmth and an herbaceous aroma. Both dried thyme and fresh can really make the difference between a bit of a boring dish or one with real depth of flavor.