The change in seasons signifies a change in your culinary choices. Light breakfasts, lunches and dinners make way for heartier meals that will keep you warm and fuller for longer.
In the culinary world, the start of a new season ignites the spark of seasonal fruit and vegetables; allowing Chefs to create new dishes to delight the autumnal taste palette. These seasonal fruits and vegetables tend to have a warmer, more aromatic flavour; allowing Chefs to create dishes that are a melange of the rich colours of nature.
For those who are looking to eat healthy food, their motivation can somewhat simmer when the cooler weather hits; eating a salad suddenly seems out of place and it can be hard to resist the warm flavours of coffee with cream. However, just by using the autumnal fruits and vegetables; winter salads can be just as tasty, if not tastier, than their summer counterparts.
In this blog, we will bring you some inspiration so that you can truly get the best out of autumn and winter.
Not only visually delightful, this side dish of coleslaw is the perfect addition to add to an autumn salad or sandwich.
A fragrant mixture of red cabbage, carrot, apple, nuts and cranberry. To make, simply add all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix!
Roasted Pumpkin with Pulled Beef and Vegetables
Pumpkin is a vegetable that is most associated with the season of Halloween. From delicious pumpkin soup to carving mischievous faces, pumpkins are one of the most versatile vegetables.
Most people throw the good part of the pumpkin before carving it, missing out on the fun of the beautiful flavours that are similar to butternut squash or sweet potato.
To create flavour and depth, add some rich, earthy spices to the mix.
Autumn Borscht Stew
Beetroot is considered to be one of the healthiest foods to eat, for those who suffer with bowel or liver issues. High in protein, beetroot can help those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and can be a hangover cure harnessing properties that detoxify the liver.
Its deep red colour comes from a plant-based pigment, betacyanin, which has powerful health benefits. It also contains beta-carotene, a vitamin that can destroy the harmful free radicals.
This recipe is a European twist on the traditional Beetroot Soup.
Baked Apple Surprise
This recipe makes the perfect autumn snack, for when you are too full for a main but need something for filling than a snack bar.
Healthy and delicious, this recipe is great for veggies who want to enjoy a meat-free options but with all the trappings and flavour that come with a varied diet.
There is always room for dessert during the colder months and what better way to enjoy all the tastes of the autumn than with a Plum Crumble Pie?
From the sweetened crumble to the rich tastes of the plum, this pie is definitely not for the savoury-toothed. A perfect way to end a meal with friends on a cool Autumn evening.