Here’s October’s round-up of Simple and in Season and I’ve got 10 inspiring recipes lined up for your viewing pleasure. If you’re looking for tempting pumpkin recipes and inspiration for warming family food, then you’ve come to the right place.
1. Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins
Searching For Spice says this fruity bake is perfect for using up a glut of apples. Why not make them as an after school snack for the children or better still, save them for yourself to enjoy with a huge cup of milky coffee when you have a moment to yourself.
2. Pumpkin & Plum Conserve Steamed Pudding
Jo’s Kitchen Larder has made an autumnal spin on a classic British steamed pudding by incorporating pumpkin into the sponge. Coupled with the Plum conserve and lashings of custard, we’re finding it hard not to find this dessert extremely distracting this afternoon!
3. Granny’s Apple Pie
Tin and Thyme has used a tasty wholemeal and spelt pastry to create a spin on her Granny’s Apple Pie – we can’t think of anything else we’d rather tuck into on a chilly autumnal day!
4. Spiced Pumpkin Soup
Jo’s Kitchen Larder is warming us all up with her ginger and turmeric spiced pumpkin soup which is given a creamy texture with added potato. I absolutely love the idea of this and will definitely be making a batch at the weekend as it sounds tasty and healthy at the same time.
5. Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
The Baking Explorer is tempting us with her rather spectacular no-bake cheesecake which would make a brilliant centre piece for a huge autumnal feast!
6. Smokey chipotle black bean filled sweet potatoes with feta
Beach Hut Cook’s Elinor says these Smokey chipotle black bean filled sweet potatoes topped with a creamy feta sauce brings warmth and comfort when it’s cold and rainy outside. Hurrah to that, I say!
7. Halloween Pumpkin Mini Rolls
The Gluten Free Alchemist got into the Halloween spirit with her utterly adorable spooky mini rolls. Moist, cinnamon and ginger-spiced pumpkin sponge, rolled around rich, decadent cream cheese frosting – too cute to eat? I think not with those flavours!
8. Sausage & Lentil Casserole with Cavolo Nero
Jo’s Kitchen Larder has got the bangers ready for Bonfire Night with her hearty family-friendly one-pot wonder. Looks super super tasty to me!
9. Pumpkin, Cauliflower and Chickpea Korma
Foodie Quine is warming our cockles with her delicious veggie curry, but fear not it won’t blow your head off as she’s kept it mild and creamy.
10. Smoked Paprika Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
And finally, Jo’s Kitchen Larder finishes our round-up with her brilliant way of using up all of those leftover pumpkin seeds by creating this delicious spiced snack. I reckon they’d also be lush sprinkled over soups and salads for a flavoursome crunch.
Thanks so much to everyone who’s taken the time to join in for October’s round of Simple and in Season! If you’ve not had a chance to join in, make sure you check in with us for the next round in November/December where there’s bound to be even more inspirational recipes to lust over and maybe some early festive ideas! So make sure you come back in January for the round-up!
Join in with Simple and in Season for November/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 December and a round up post featuring all the recipes entered will be posted at the beginning of January.
- 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.