#AUTUMNAPPROACHES : SEASONAL FOOD

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Helloooo everyone!

Of course, there had to be a food post for Autumn. Autumn food is so comforting; Shepherd's Pie, Mash, Roast Dinners, Soup - I could go onnnnn because I love the filling, warming happiness it brings at every mealtime.

Eating seasonally can be good for not only your purse (cheaper and more in demand) and for the environment, but is also fresher and more nutritious for you. To spread the love this autumn with food, I've compiled a lil'list for you all to get 'in the know' about some of the produce you should be eating this chilly season and how you can use them in mealtimes...

(mini disclaimer - I wouldn't personally eat all these foods, but for the sake of appealing to everyone's diets, I have included meat and fish to help point out what variety of produce you can try to switch up your meals !)

Food in Season

September
Artichoke | Aubergine | Beetroot | Butternut Squash | Courgette | Cucumber | Kale | Sweetcorn | Peaches | Fig | Raspberries | Lamb | Plaice

October
Celeriac | Fennel | Parsnips | Pumpkin | Pears | Mackerel | Mussels

November
Brussels Sprouts | Potatoes | Swede | Apples | Cranberries | Pomegranate | Beef | Crab | Lemon Sole

December
Cauliflower | Turnips | Clementine | Turkey | Scallops

Meal Suggestions

Meat and Fish - Italian Chicken with Ham, Basil and Beans | Beef Jhal Faraizi | Steamed Fillets of Seabass | Grilled Salmon Open Chicken and Chilli Jam Sandwich | Fantastic Fish Pie
Vegetarian - Butternut Ricotta Tart | Gnocchi with Roasted Squash and Feta Cheese | Fig and Mozzarella Salad | Squash Risotto Spinach Soba Bowl | Chipotle Sweet Potato and Brown Rice Egg Skillet
Pudding - Orchard Crumble Pear and Blackberry Crumble | Spiced Apple Bundt Cake Raspberry Marshmallows | Christmas Rocky Road  |
Gluten Free - Pumpkin and Lentil Soup | Late Summer Tomato and Carrot Salad Layered Aubergine and Lentil Bake |
Vegan - The Big Vegan Bowl | Turtle Oatmeal Cookies | Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls | Celeriac Mash | Roast Peach and Beetroot | Vegetable Dhal | Cauliflower Crust Pizza | Bean Chilli | Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Warm pie with ice-cream, homemade soup, cinnamon and tea...ahhh I love winter warming food. It's always comforting, satisfying and brings great joy (and leftovers) to the table. I know I'll be making more soups as Autumn sets in, and as Winter gets nearer - eeeek - it's going to be holiday baking and roast dinners. I am drooling.

Have these recipes inspired you for the Autumn/Fall season? Do you have favourite recipe to share? Do you eat seasonally? You can tweet me with the hashtag #AutumnApproaches also to let me know what you think about autumn food and the series too!

Lots of Love,
Lauren x


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