How is it December 1st already? I literally have no idea where November went, so I suppose I should just crack on with a fresh round-up of recipes from my Simple and in Season food blogger link-up.
This month we’ve got all manner of things from warming family-friendly meals, soups, bakes and some robust winter salads too. Make sure you bookmark your faves for the weeks ahead.
If you’ve not heard of Simple and in Season before, it’s a link-up for food bloggers to celebrate cooking with seasonal ingredients. It’s a great way to discover what’s perfect to eat right now and for getting ideas for new things to try. If you’re stuck in a recipe rut, it’s fantastic for a spot of inspiration.
The Kitchen Shed popped by with two Clean Eating salads for Simple and in Season. First up is this Butternut Squash, Goat’s Cheese and Beetroot Salad. Such a wonderful winter salad idea if you’re trying to keep things light before the Christmas feasting begins.
And here’s a delicious-looking Chicken and Apple Salad that’s really tempting too. It’s a great way to use up the leftovers from a Sunday Roast.
Loving these Autumnal Spiced Pumpkin Walnut Cakes from The Gluten Free Alchemist – I wouldn’t want to confine them to Halloween with all those tasty flavours in!
How about this hearty Autumn Chickpea and Lentil Soup from The Taste Space?! It looks so satisfying and healthy.
I’m definitely in the mood to dig into this Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon, Leeks and Peas from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary. This is really my kind of winter comfort food.
Tin and Thyme’s Carrot Cake Flapjacks look like the perfect winter lunchbox filler – what a fabulous idea!
I’m head over heels at the thought of these Roasted Carrots with Burrata and Carrot Top Salsa Verde… such a creative dish from Natural Kitchen Adventures.
I feel pretty inspired to try out this Roasted Tomato and Bread Soup from I Heart Katie’s Cakes – what a winter warmer!
I love this spin on a classic family dish – Curried Welsh Shepherd’s Pie with Turmeric Mash from Allotment 2 Kitchen ticks the vegetarian AND family friendly boxes so will be going on my menu plan for next week.
And to finish Allotment 2 Kitchen returns with this healthy Beetroot, Horseradish and Green Bean Pasta Salad. Just the kind of thing I’d make a batch of for my husband’s packed lunches.
Thanks so much to everyone for taking the time to link their wonderful seasonal recipes up here over the last month, I really love seeing how different everyone’s ideas are.
Join in with Simple and in Season for December!
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.
- 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.