Apologies for the lack of blog posts in May, what with Arlo’s birthday and a major family wedding I just seemed to run out of time. However the sunshine and warm weather has well and truly arrived, and with it twelve lush entries into May’s round of Simple and in Season. So without any more fuss and chit chat from me, I’m going to launch straight in and share the goodies with you lovely folk.
1. Spiced Cauliflower & Chickpea Soup
Debbie from Proper Foodie wants everyone to jump aboard her Spring Soup Train with this delicious little number. She says it’s quick and easy to make with a lush curry and ginger kick – sounds perfect for livening up lunchtimes.
2. Asparagus & Spinach Soup
I love the vivid green colour of this soup from Jo’s Kitchen Larder, that she made to use up the veg in the fridge. Topped with some shavings of Parmesan, I’d happily tuck into a bowl of this!
3. Minted Lamb Pie with Horseradish Mash Topping
I am drooling at the very though of this pie from Proper Foodie – it looks CRAZY good! In Debbie’s own words: “I’m not sure what to tell you about first: Fall-apart chucks of lamb, slow cooked with onions, mint and garlic; the heavenly, horseradish mash sitting perfectly on the top and baked until golden; or the rich mint and rosemary gravy poured lovingly over the top to give that perfect finish.” That’s me sold!
4. Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomato Risotto
The perfect comfort dish for the summer, I love the bold flavours that Jo’s put together in this risotto and also the suggestion that some pan-fried chorizo goes a blinder with it if you’re partial!
5. Kohlrabi Carrot Slaw
Choclette from Tin and Thyme has stopped by with this simple but delicious side dish which is perfect as BBQ season descends. Have you ever heard of Kohlrabi? I hadn’t but apparently it’s a bulbous vegetable from the cabbage family. Everyday’s a school day!
6. Orange & Dried Berry Cupcakes
I love the fact that these deliciously simple cupcakes are made with tangy fresh orange juice – I bet they taste incredible! Sadhna from Herbs, Spices and Tradition makes them for her grandchildren – how lucky are they?!
7. Fruit Bouquet
Sadnah celebrated her 100th blog post with this magnificent display of fruit! I think this would make an amazing centrepiece at a party this summer for guests to pick at with their desserts.
8. Vegan Hazelnut Swede Lemon Drenched Cake
Shaheen’s brought this tasty vegan bake along to the party – I must say I’m intrigued by the inclusion of swede which isn’t one of my favourite vegetables. However the fact that this cake is drenched in rosemary lemon syrup would totally twist my arm into trying a slice!
9. Vegan Asparagus and Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche
Nico from Yumsome has popped in with a vegan quiche that uses silken tofu instead of eggs. The crust is gluten free so this tasty recipe is great if you’re feeding guests with food allergies.
10. Spicy Buckwheat & Mung Bean Salad
Nico’s back with this nourishing salad, packed with loads of protein to get you firing on all cylinders.
11. Loaded Spring Potato Salad
It’s just not Summer without a lush potato salad, and just look at this beauty from Nico at Yumsome loaded up with vibrant red pepper and black olives. I know what I’m going to be rolling out for our next BBQ!
12. One-pan Vegan Chickpea Shakshuka
And to finish here’s a Vegan spin on the gorgeously comforting dish Shakshuka. Nico has used tofu instead of eggs and I have to say it looks insanely good!
Thanks so much to all the lovely food bloggers who’ve stopped by to see me at Simple and in Season during May – there are loads of new recipes I want to try! 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 June!
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 30th 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.
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