Friday, 23 January 2015

Eating Seasonally





Last Friday I posted a photo of the veg box I received, they change slightly week by week.  I thought I would share with you some of the meals I made with the veggies.



Winter tofu salad made with some of the red cabbage and carrot.




Roasted potatoes, carrots and parsnips with our Sunday Dinner.





Warming and filling onion soup with cheese on toast.




Potato, carrot and parsnip rostis, so easy and quick.




They had some blood oranges in my local fruit shop, they are delicious combined with the earthiness of beetroot in a salad.  Feta and a dressing made with the grated orange skins, together with some of the salad from the box made a lovely dinner.






Kale is apparently a 'super food', I don't know about that, but it was delicious with gluten free spaghetti, tomatoes and a little grated cheese on top.




I love winter veg and really look forward to it, then again I also love summer veg. and look forward to that.   I just love eating seasonally :)

Which do you prefer summer or winter veg?

It was a stunningly beautiful day today so I went for a walk along the river and took lots of photos of course.  I will share them with you on my next post.  I'm still trying to eat less and move more, you wouldn't think it from today post!

Chickpea xx

Welcome to new follower Chris :)

33 comments:

  1. Yummy! I especially like the look of the rösti. How do you bind them together? I went on a fabulous walk today too. It's so lovely to see the frosty countryside. Juliette

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    1. With an egg Juliette. Wasn't it a beautiful day!

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    2. Would have to try my egg replacement of flax seeds and water to see if that worked......will let you know!

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  2. Everything looks so good but the winter Tofu salad is calling my name.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. thanks driftwood, it was, no wonder I can't lose weight!

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  4. You have created such lovely meals with your fresh vegetables. Today I'm going to try and made a vegetarian hot pot with butternut square and red lentils. Thank you for sharing such great ideas.

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    1. Squash and lentils are favourites with me :)

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  5. Very creative - I've already had dinner, but you've made me peckish lol.

    Thanks

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    1. Looking at photos of food always makes me peckish!

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  6. Love the look of that Kale and tomato spaghetti! x

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    1. Kale goes well with pasta, well lets face it anything goes well with pasta :)

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  7. you are very creative with you meals, lots of variety :-)

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    1. Thanks Dawn, being veggie and gluten free I've had to be :)

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  8. Lots of ideas for tasty meals there, I like the sound of the tofu salad.

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  9. Some lovely dishes, the beetroot salad looks especially good to me! xx

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    1. I tend to eat far too much of it and end up with strange coloured wee :)

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  10. That all looks delicious, can I move in with you please?!! X

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    1. I asked the same thing of happeninguponhappiness after seeing her wonderful food :)

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  11. I'm going to echo everybody saying that everything looks absolutely delicious. I love, LOVE, LOVE parsnips. Kale has become very trendy here in the 'States. I typically serve it with pasta or with white beans... "beans and greens" is common in both Italian and African-American cooking. Kale with beans, escarole with beans... love 'em. I also use substitute kale for green cabbage sometimes when I make colcannon.

    The rosti look delicious. I'm a quarter Swiss, so I'm no stranger to rosti. I can also eat fondue unironically.

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    1. Avoiding a 'cheese baby' I hope :)

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  12. We only eat seasonal fruit and veg, the stuff imported so often is tasteless compared with fresh produce. Winter veg is not my favorite, but it is nice to look forward to things coming into season.

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    1. I agree, things taste even better when you have to wait until they are in season.

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  13. what a great selection of meals from a veg box. look forward to your photo's. x

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  14. Thanks Knitty, I'm sorry to disappoint you but they are not of the sea :)

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  15. I think your meals look delicious, I like both summer or winter veg, both have there benefits!

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  16. You've been busy in your kitchen! Everything looks delicious, but I am especially intrigued by the rostis. I'm going to Google a recipe and maybe try making them next week.

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    1. They are very quick and easy kristie, I par boiled the veg for a few minutes, grated them, mixed in an egg and seasoning and fried :)

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  17. I think I prefer winter veg as I'm not that keen on salads

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