April’s round of Simple and in Season has yielded a bumper crop of entries, and now Spring is in the air everyone’s been including some gorgeous seasonal produce into their recipes.
Asparagus, rhubarb and purple sprouting broccoli all make an appearance, as well as a fabulous goose egg salad! Grab yourself a cuppa and take some time out to have a scroll through some delicious looking recipes to help inspire you in the kitchen this month.
1. Vegan Som Tam Ma Muang (Thai Green Mango Salad)
Nico from Yumsome kicks off April’s round-up with this stunning Thai vegan salad that’s ready in just 20 minutes, made from crunchy vegetables, dressed with a fresh and zingy hot, sour, salty, sweet sauce. I really want to get stuck into a bowl of this!
2. Easy Vegan Eggplant Roll-Ups
Another lovely entry from Nico, this time a delicious baked combination of creamy aubergine, spinach, tomato, and tangy vegan ricotta. I can just imagine tucking into these with a lovely chilled glass of white wine. Dreamy.
3. Simple Vegan Aloo Gobi Masala
Yet more deliciousness from Nico, in the form of a simple vegan Aloo gobi masala. She describes it as a delicious mildly-spiced north Indian dish, made with potato and cauliflower, and can be served dry, or with a gravy. I’m more than a little partial to a creamy curry so am loving the look of this!
4. Goose Egg, Blue Cheese & Prosciutto Salad
What a vibrant bowl of salad from The Gluten Free Alchemist! I love how massive the goose eggs are and the combination of delicious flavours Kate’s put together here. Who can resist crispy ham with blue cheese?! Not I!
5. Rustic Rhubarb Galette with Orange Spelt Flaky Pastry
This tasty looking dessert from Choclette at Tin & Thyme ticks all the boxes for me. Rhubarb and Orange are flavours matched in heaven and that pastry looks mega yum and very achievable.
6. Apple, Date and Chia Muffins
These lush looking muffins from the Green Gourmet Giraffe look like the perfect bake for packing up for a picnic – they’re vegan too!
7. Vegan Caesar Salad with Grilled Lettuce and Herby Croutons
I can’t wait to try this vegan spin on the Caesar Salad from Veggie Desserts. Kate’s used a base of soaked cashews for the dressing that she describes as dreamy and intense going well with the smokey grilled lettuces. You can give me dreamy and intense any day of the week… sounds like the Tom Hardy of salad dressings to me 😉
8. Leek, Potato and Celeriac Soup
It’s definitely been cold enough to enjoy a steaming bowl of soup lately, so we’re loving the look of this tasty recipe from Jo’s Kitchen Larder who says it will soothe your soul – perfect!
9. Carrot Pizza with Carrot Pizza Sauce
Kate from Veggie Desserts is back with her fun looking pizzas! They have carrot in the base and in the carrot pizza sauce! Kate says the carrot gives it a subtly sweet flavour and adds a lovely orange colour. My kids love carrots so I’ll definitely be trying this one out on them.
10. Mint and Mushrooms
This creamy dish of mint, mushrooms and spices from Spicy, Quirky and Serendipitous looks like the perfect Jacket Potato topping to me! Either that or spooned over some toasted brioche. Drool.
11. Spring Lemon and Dill Salmon Pasta with Asparagus and Peas
I’m head over heels for this glorious pasta dish from Jo’s Kitchen Larder – the flavours are SO seasonal and full of Spring that it cannot fail to put a smile on your face and fill your belly at the same time. Lush!
12. Purple Broccoli, Pear and Mascarpone Soup
Check out this stunning Spring soup from the Proper Foodie! It’s the perfect seasonal and healthy dish using purple broccoli combined with juicy pears and a dash of mascarpone.
13. Cornish Asparagus Risotto with Peas and Wild Garlic Pesto
And to finish off April’s round-up, there’s a fabulous array of seasonal produce on offer in Choclette’s risotto. I love walking in the woods at the moment and the wafts of wild garlic that fill the air, so I’m going to gather some and make some pesto so I can make this recipe.
Thanks to everyone who’s popped in to hook their recipes up with Simple and in Season over the last month – it’s been fabulous browsing around what people have been up to in their kitchens. 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 May!
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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