Welcome to June’s round-up of Simple and in Season, I’ve got 11 fabulous seasonal summer recipes for you to drool over. So pull up a chair in the garden, pour yourself a nice cold drink and get some inspiration!
1. Blueberry & Strawberry Parfait
Herbs, Spices and Tradition is celebrating her third year of blogging with this super-healthy breakfast idea. I love how pretty the layers of fruit compote, chia seeds, granola and Greek Yogurt look in the tall glasses – very elegant!
2. Vegan Thai Massaman Curry
Regular Simple and in Seasoner Nico from Yumsome has submitted this delicious Vegan spin on one of my all-time favourite Thai dishes – the Massaman Curry. It’s a hot, sour, salty and sweet curry… all my favourite things!
3. Vegetarian Salad Nicoise
Choclette from Tin and Thyme has dropped in with this lush looking vegetarian version of the classic Nicoise salad. She’s used salty halloumi instead of anchovies/tuna which I think is a master stroke and will be trying!
4. Beetroot Kofta Curry
Another comforting curry, this time it’s from Herbs, Spices and Tradition. I love how she’s made Kofta from beetroot and combined it with this delicious creamy source.
Kate from The Gluten Free Alchemist has baked this magnificent spinach and feta galette as a nod to one of her favourite Greek dishes – Spanakopita. I think it looks perfect for slicing up to take on a picnic.
6. Easy Vegan Kung Pao Jackfruit
Get your Chinese Fakeaway on the go with Nico’s 15 minute recipe for Kung Pao using Jackfruit instead of meat. Nico says the Thai birds eye chillies deliver a hot and spicy kick, while the red peppers tone it down with a layer of sweetness. That’s name sold!
7. Stan’s Rhubarb Crumble Shortbread Bars
How moist and gooey do these vegan shortbread bars from Nico at Yumsome look?! She’s named them after her grandfather who absolutely adored rhubarb – and who can blame him, so tangy and delicious!
8. Easy Strawberry Yogurt Cake
I think you’ll agree this simple bake from Jo’s Kitchen Larder is absolutely stunning and just shouts Summer! I fancy serving it up for an afternoon tea in the sunshine…
9. Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Cups
Mayuri has brought these lush looking oatmeal cups along, filled with creamy Greek yogurt and sweet, juicy peaches. Just imagine having these for breakfast?!
10. Poached Peaches and Apricots in a Spiced Lemon & Thyme Syrup
I love poached fruit in the summer, it’s such a simple way to enjoy seasonal produce and reminds me of my mum who also love it! Choclette has used those fabulous flat doughnut peaches in this recipe with apricots and served it all up in a spiced lemon and thyme syrup.
11. Smoked Mackerel Quiche with Horseradish
I adore a quiche in the summer, it’s such a great weekend meal or for taking on a picnic. This beauty from Jo’s Kitchen Larder is packed with flavour as she’s combined smoked mackerel with punchy horseradish – sounds divine to me…
Thanks so much to all the creative foodies who’ve joined in for June’s round of Simple and in Season – what a summer’s feast it’s been! If you’ve not had a chance to join in, make sure you check in with us for the next round. I’ve extended it across the summer holidays as I find it virtually impossible to be productive when the kids are off school! So make sure you come back in September for the bumper round-up!
Join in with Simple and in Season for July & August
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 August and a round up post featuring all the recipes entered will be posted at the beginning of September.
- 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.