What's in season in September
As summer turns into autumn, September marks the beginning of heartier seasonal fruit and veg. Cauliflower and swede can be added to salads on warmer days and casseroles as the weather cools. Earthy wild mushrooms and dark Savoy cabbage make delicious vegetarian cooking simple, whilst sticky figs and deep red grapes can be baked into pretty puddings.
Lemon Garlic Pork Steaks with Mushrooms, low carb and gluten free - more details here
Swede / Rutabaga, health and nutrition benefits, and seven recipe choices - more details here
Baked figs and goat's cheese with radicchio - more details here
Chicken Caesar salad with red grapes - more details here
A household staple, versatile onions are the first ingredient in a whole host of dishes. Choose onions that feel firm, with papery skins and store in a cool, dry place. To avoid watery eyes when chopping onions, freeze for 10 mins beforehand and avoid cutting through the root. As well as providing the base for sauces and stews, onions can shine on their own. You can get to know your onions, including some health benefits, by reading this post here
Some recipes you may like to try:
Coq Au Vin, low carb recipe, which uses onions (and other vegetables) - more details here
Cheese and Onion Pork Chops - more details here
Caramelised onion, cheese and hazelnut salad - more details here
Pork and Apple Meatballs, served with savoy cabbage and a lower carb mash - more details here
I wonder what would be your favourite from the above?
Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles, studies etc. plus recent news/views and recipe ideas within this blog, we hope something for everyone to read and enjoy ... but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.
All the best Jan