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seasonal food calendar – autumn

Exploring Autumn Recipes and the Benefits of Eating Seasonal Food.

Autumn is calling…

As the vibrant hues of summer gradually give way to the warm and earthy tones of autumn, our pantries undergo a delightful transformation.

The crisp air, falling leaves, and the promise of cozy gatherings around the table usher in a new season of flavors and ingredients. It’s the perfect time to dive into the kitchen and explore a treasure trove of autumn satiating recipes that also offer a plethora of health benefits.

In this Diary post, I’m highlighting the many advantages of embracing seasonal eating alongside sharing my favourite autumnal dishes.

A Symphony of Seasonal Ingredients

Autumn is a season of abundance, a time when nature generously bestows upon us an array of delectable ingredients. From plump, juicy apples and pears to hearty squashes and vibrant root vegetables, the autumn harvest provides a diverse palette of flavors and textures to inspire your culinary creativity. These ingredients aren’t just delicious; they’re also brimming with essential nutrients that can help fortify your immune system as the temperatures drop.

Benefits of Eating in Season

Embracing the seasonal bounty of autumn isn’t just about savoring the freshest and most flavorful produce; it’s also about reaping the numerous health benefits. When you consume foods that are in season, you’re not only supporting local agriculture but also enhancing the nutritional value of your dishes.

Learn more by heading to my highlight on ethical farmers, Riverford.

Seasonal fruits and vegetables are typically harvested at their peak ripeness, which means they contain higher levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants compared to their out-of-season counterparts.

Connection to Nature

There’s something profoundly grounding about aligning our diets with the rhythms of nature. As we indulge in the goodness of autumn’s offerings, we become more attuned to the changing seasons, fostering a deeper connection with the environment around us. This connection can heighten our appreciation for the food we eat and the world from which it originates.


Throughout the diary, my Wholesome World app and the Cookbook, you can find my favourite recipes full with good nutrition.


AUTUMN FRUITS

  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Cranberries
  • Damsons
  • Elderberries
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb

AUTUMN VEGETABLES

  • Aubergine
  • Beetroot
  • Butternut Squash
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Courgette
  • Cucumber
  • Fennel
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Potatoes,
  • Pumpkin
  • Summer Squash
  • Wild Mushrooms
  • Winter Squash


Savouring the Rewards of Seasonal Eating

Eating in harmony with nature not only tantalizes our taste buds with fresh, flavorful ingredients but also nourishes our bodies and nurtures our connection to the world around us.

By prioritizing seasonal foods in our diets, we’re not only supporting local farmers and sustainable agriculture but also reaping a host of nutritional advantages. Seasonal produce is at its peak, brimming with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that fortify our health and well-being. With every bite, we ingest the vibrant energy of the season, infusing our bodies with the vitality they need to thrive.

Moreover, cooking with seasonal ingredients offers an ever-changing canvas for culinary creativity. From the crisp salads of spring to the warming soups of winter, each season inspires a new menu of possibilities. Exploring healthy recipes that make the most of what nature provides allows us to savor the diverse flavors and textures of each season, turning mealtime into a delicious adventure.

Yet, perhaps the most profound reward of seasonal eating is the connection it fosters with our environment. It reminds us of the beauty and wonder of the natural world, grounding us in the cycles of growth and change. It’s a reminder that the food on our plates is a gift from the earth, and in return, we must care for and steward the land that sustains us.


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