Autumn has arrived with a bounty of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Now is the time to expand your weekly menu with this exciting range of fresh produce.
From heartwarming soups to simple salads, we’ve put together a range of ideas to help you make the most of Autumn’s fruit and veg.
Classic Avo on Toast
Shepard Avocados are doing well in price so avo toast is still an affordable breaky option – not that price would deter you otherwise. Switch it up with olive bread and fried eggs topped with fresh herbs and sundried tomatoes.
Strawberries are also in good supply so eat them while you can! If you prefer something sweet for breakfast, oats are the perfect breakfast option to warm you up in winter. Heat oats with milk, a dash of cinnamon, grated orange rind and maple syrup. Once cooked, top with strawberries and crushed nuts.
Asian Stir Fry
Asian veggies are coming into season so it’s time to get your wok on. Garlic and ginger are in strong supply so grate them up and pop them in the pan. Add sliced zucchini, capsicum, cabbage, broccoli, eggplant, corn and beans to the mix. Splash in some soy and sweet chilli and there you have it. Serve with brown rice or Hokkien noodles for a heartwarming, healthy lunch.
Broccoli prices have dropped due to oversupply. Try roasting broccoli and cauliflower with garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Once cooked immediately mix with parmesan and lemon for a fresh side dish. If you like, you can add soaked almonds to the dish for extra crunch and healthy fats.
Pumpkins are currently doing well however prices may rise in the colder months. Get your pumpkin soup fix now, you can even freeze the soup and keep it for when the colder months arrive. For pumpkin soup with a twist, try variations like pumpkin and ginger, or Thai pumpkin soup with coconut milk.
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