I won’t go on again about my love of Autumn as I believe I have waffled on about that enough on here lately ( but I really do ). I will however tell you about my love of Autumn and Winter food. I am a big fan of a BBQ and a glass of Pimms in the Summer but when the nights get cooler and I make slow cooked meals or warming roast dinners – it’s my favourite time for food. I make stews and casseroles topped with dumplings, beef cobblers with cheese scones or just simple roast chicken dinners. It is also the time for rice puddings, sticky toffee puddings and indulgent hot chocolates. It is not really surprising that the New Year sees an influx of new gym memberships!
Now that I am happily ( as happy as a woman ever can be ) at my goal weight I will be trying to maintain some kind of balance even in the Winter months and there is no reason why a dish can’t be comforting and warming without a silly amount of calories. I am going for a 60/40 low fat to indulgent balance. Seems like a good ratio to me!
Coming up this Autumn are some easy slow cooker meals, more variations on my favourite soda bread and healthy veggie soups which can be prepared weeks in advance and frozen for those crazy busy days. Along with that I will be sharing two new cocktails, a new hot chocolate recipe and telling you how to make homemade Vanilla Extract.
First of all I wanted to share with you these fabulous seasonal recipes from some of my favourite UK food bloggers, along with a few of mine of course!
What’s your favourite Autumn dish?