Seasonal eating is pretty self explanatory - the consumption of fruit and vegetables that are currently at their peak harvest time.
What are the benefits of seasonal eating?
It will be more gentle on your pocket - when a fruit or vegetable is in season, it grows naturally and will be available in abundance which means you will pay less for it.
You are supporting local farmers and reducing the carbon footprint - produce that’s not in season will have to travel great distances to reach your nearest supermarket or local vendor, and those that have been cultivated locally, out of season won't have the same consistency as fruit and veg in season.
The rule of thumb is that fruit and vegetables will have more flavour and superior taste if they are harvested naturally in season. According the The Guardian, this is because the the produce grows in its ideal conditions, and is enjoyed by consumers shortly after it's harvested.
Here are 10 seasonal recipes that you have to try!
Pears poached in saffron and white wine
Chocolate beetroot cupcakes
Pumpkin pie waffles with orange and brandy syrup
Broccoli chicken casserole
Apple crumble cake
Orange and chocolate biscuits
And some more...
Bacon-wrapped pumpkin slices
Pasta salad with avo and applePotato, radish, parsley and celery saladBacon and broccoli macaroni cheese
- Chante Felix