We’re leaping into Spring now April is here and we’re looking forward to getting some sun on our faces and sand between our toes as it gets warmer – the first BBQ of the year is surely not too far away?! March’s round of Simple and in Season has produced a crop of gloriously tasty and pretty darned healthy recipes from my fellow food bloggers who have clearly been busy in their kitchens.
Upside Down Sicilian Blood Orange Chocolate Cake
Lemon Thyme Jerusalem Artichokes
Simple Vegan Panzanella
Spinach & Parsley Green Houmous
Vegan Parmigiana Di Melanzane
Buckwheat Salad with Roasted Vegetables
Rhubarb Streusel Manuka Honey Muffins
Let’s kick off with Shaheen from Allotment 2 Kitchen and her Upside Down Sicilian Blood Orange Chocolate Cake – doesn’t it look incredible! Blood Oranges have long been a favourite of mine, so I’m very keen to try this bake out.
Monika at Everyday Healthy Recipes has created this tasty side dish which makes a great alternative to potatoes. Jerusalem artichokes have a sweet and nutty flavour, and go really well with lots of types of herbs, and we’re loving the lemon and thyme combo that Monika’s come up with here.
Nico at Yumsome uses up leftover bread to make a traditional and frugal Tuscan Bread Salad that’s bursting with flavour and the promise of Summer. I’m definitely making a bowl of this for my lunch sometime soon – we always seem to have random leftover scraps of bread!
I’m more than a little partial to a nacho, especially with a dip as vivid and delicious looking as this Spinach & Parsley Green Houmous from the Gluten Free Alchemist. It’s packed with iron, vegan and free from gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, and egg. Hurrah!
Nico from Yumsome was back for more with her vegan spin on Parmigiana Di Melanzane – a classic Italian comfort food dish of baked aubergines with cheese and tomato.
Corina from Searching For Spice has been rooting around in her cupboards and found some buckwheat to rustle up this gorgeously healthy looking salad. It looks like the perfect antidote to all of that Easter chocolate.
And finally let’s finish with a beautiful bake from Claire at Foodie Quine, who’s whipped up a batch of divine looking fruity muffins with rhubarb and manuka honey and a crunchy crumbly streusel topping.
Thanks to everyone who’s taken the time to hook their recipes up with Simple and in Season over the last month – I really enjoy seeing the dishes people come up with. If you’ve not had a chance to join in, make sure you check in with us for the next round.
Join in with Simple and in Season for April!
Simple and in Season is a monthly food blogging event where you are invited to link up any of your seasonal recipe posts – anywhere in the world! Join a thriving community of home cooks who love to share their seasonal creations. Each month, there will be a round-up of all the entries.
- All you have to do is come up with a dish using any seasonal produce you like (savoury or sweet) post it on your blog, add a link to this post mentioning Simple and in Season and linking to www.feedingboys.co.uk and then manually add the link to your post in the box on each month’s launch page (click the badge on my Blog sidebar to find the current host)
- The linky will close on the 29th and a round up post featuring all the recipes entered will be posted at the beginning of each new month.
- You can take inspiration from anywhere – adapt a recipe from your favourite cookbook, try something from a magazine, make up your own creation or share a family favourite. The usual rules apply when using someone else’s recipe, please either get permission from the author to post it or adapt it in some way stating how/why you’ve changed it.
- Include any seasonal produce you fancy including fruit, veg, herbs, meat or fish.
- Link as many recipes as you like. You can link posts entered into other blog events or carnivals as long as it involves a seasonal food item (and fits in with their rules).
- The linky-up is open to anyone, anywhere, and although it will be nice to feature as much British produce as possible, it will be interesting to see what’s in season elsewhere.
- By entering your link, you are giving me permission to add your photograph to the round-up. I will link back directly to your post when I include you.
- If you have questions or problems, email me or leave me a comment in the comment box at the bottom of the post.
- If you are on Twitter or Instagram, tweet your link/photo adding the hashtag #simpleandinseason or add me @cookingkt and I will re-tweet it.