The changing seasons in the UK mean that we have an ever-changing line-up of produce to get excited about. We all have our favourite season or seasons for various reasons and often events are linked to the food that's around. Nothing's nicer than a fresh punnet of berries on a hot summer's day or cosying up with a hot bowl of vegetable curry on a winter's evening.
By eating seasonally not only does it give great variety in what we eat throughout the year, but also supports local growers and has huge effects on the environmental impact our consumption has on the planet.
Winter is here!
So the long days of summer are becoming a distant memory... But this really is one of the best time of year for locally-grown produce. The fields and trees are still full of fantastic produce and by embracing seasonal eating, I feel inspired to create new delicious, nourishing meals. It really is our favourite time of year for hearty goodness!
Apples are real fruit superstar packed full antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fibre. Such a versatile fruit, perfect raw but can bring so much flavour to cooking as we don’t use refined sugar, these feature heavily in our sauces and stocks. We love replenishing our stokes of Applesauce at this time of year and means it can keep us going when the apple season has passed. Its really simple to make and perfect for long winter nights, plus your kitchen will smell amazing! Give it a try
Mushrooms are great sources of fibre and protein and so versatile. Our favourite way to enjoy them at the moment is in our rich and creamy cashew sauces, either in the background for depth or as the star of the show
Winter sample menu
Tofu Tikka Wrap
Mushroom & Cobnut Burger served in a Wholemeal Bun with crunchy Seasonal Salad on the side
Cashew Curry served with Brown Rice and home made Chutney
Squash and chickpea Tagine served with Chargrilled Broccoli Salad and Brown Rice
Spiced Apple Cheesecake
We love Kale all year round if we are being honest, but at this time of year this vitamin rich hero food is unmissable. Simply massaged with a roast garlic, olive oil and lemon dressing, its the best!