Eat the season!! Autumn brings lots of colour with the trees shedding their leaves but also plenty of colourful ingredients like pumpkins and squashes to our plates.
Squash can be interchanged for pumpkin in most recipes when not in season too. Here are some of my favourite recipes and ideas for these wonderfully colourful and flavoursome vegetables.
Soup – nothing is more comforting on a cold day that a steaming bowl of soup.
Roast – Stir pumpkin through some oil, salt and pepper and roast at 180°C for 20 minutes. Serve with a drizzle of pesto for a super quick side.
Curry – A great way to use up vegetables with this quick and easy lentil based curry.
Salad – simply add roasted chopped pumpkin or squash to any salad or follow this easy recipe.
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I don’t know about you but I love raspberries!! It is possibly due to the fact that my home in Tipperary is usually filled to the gills with raspberries around this time of year. We have 40 year old raspberry bushes growing in our garden that deliver a whopper crop of berries every year. If you were to open the fridge at home you would be confronted by bowl after bowl of freshly picked berries. More importantly you wouldn’t be able to leave the house without a box of raspberries.As I’m travelling away from home, I’m not able to help out this year with the picking, eating, preserving and creating of treats. I’ve decided to share with you my favourite tried and tested raspberry recipes.
Raspberries are at their best right now so find your nearest locally grown crop and taste the goodness of fresh berries. Freezing raspberries is a great option too to allow you keep tasting the goodness all year long.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse Cups – a light chocolate mousse topped with the freshest raspberries.
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake – ever so decadent but also very delicious.
Berry & Oat Muffins – any berry is good in these muffins filled with oats.
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake – the perfect summer celebration cake.
Berry & Oat Recharger – whizz up some raspberries for the perfect post-exercise recovery option.