Winter is a month away, and the time to break in those crock pots and slow cookers is now. Here are some healthy autumn recipes to cook this week.
Never waste time, money or good ingredients on a bland soup, because albeit a simple dish, it should never be simple in flavour. This lemongrass pumpkin soup incorporates all your favourite Asian flavours into one bright, delectable dinner option. This paleo-inspired recipe uses fresh autumn vegetables, herbs, and packs a serious spice punch. If you can’t get your hands on fresh turmeric or galangal, substituting for powder will work just as well.
Use an inexpensive cut of meat such as the neck in this spiced lamb tagine, and by the time it is finished simmering, the meat will be falling apart in your mouth. Pair this Moroccan stew with brown rice, or freekeh and some steamed vegetables. And make sure you put enough aside for lunch the next day.
Zucchini and ham hock soup is a fresh autumn take on the classic pea and ham soup. The aromas of this deliciously smoky soup are going to drive you crazy while you wait for the ham to become tender and fall off the bone. Serve with fresh mint leaves and some crusty bread to enjoy everything autumn cooking has to offer.
Casseroles are the perfect dinner meal for feeding a large family, as well as all their friends. To please everyone make this vegetarian casserole with simmered eggs this Thursday night after soccer training, or anytime the kids traipse in with their crew in tow. It’s the perfect dish to use up all those leftover vegetables with the hardest part simply cracking the eggs in the right spot.
Friday night dinners should be simple, especially if you happen to be dining in. They should consist only of ingredients you have in your fridge or cupboard, be easy to whip up and go down a treat with a well deserved glass of red, and this anchovy, broccolini and chilli orecchiette is just that. Full of veggies, lemon zest and a generous serving of cheese this healthy pasta is going to become a seasonal go-to in no time.
Call it a broth, call it a soup, call it a taste sensation! Calm down? Okay. This noodle, tofu and vegetable soup is a the perfect soup-stir fry hybrid to warm you up on a cool night. A hit of Asian flavours that is so quick and easy to make I suggest keeping hokkien noodles in the fridge until spring, because you’ll be whipping out this dish a lot before then.
I know no one loves Sunday nights, how can you when it comes right before Monday morning? But with the scent of this slow cooker Jambalaya engulfing your kitchen all day long you are going to be itching for dinner time to roll around. A spicy medley of flavours with fresh king prawns, this really is a dish worth waiting for.