The Changing Seasons: Autumn
The evenings are drawing in and there is a chill in the air; the seasons are changing and autumn is here. As we start to contemplate bringing our woolly jumpers and slipper socks out of hibernation, autumn produce is plentiful and ripe for the picking. Hedgerows are groaning with blackberries and sloe berries, trees are dropping apples and pears and the shops are starting to fill up with pumpkins and seasonal squashes.
Make the most of the seasonal fruit and vegetables while they taste at their best and are cheap (or free if you can find them growing in the wild). Here is a selection of super simple, clean recipes to help you to do just that.
Oats are cheap, filling and nutritious. This breakfast can be prepared the night before so that all you have to do in the morning is warm it for a few minutes in the microwave.
Fresh blackberries are abundant in autumn. This simple sauce retains all of the vibrant blackberry flavour and uses honey as a complementary, natural sweetener.
This hearty, tomato-free chilli is both comforting and filling. This is a great dinner party dish as it tastes best when you can prepare it the day before you want to serve it, to allow the flavours to develop overnight.
When fruit is in season and at its very best, you only need a hint of natural sweetener to deliver a decadent but wholesome dessert.
Find more affordable, easy and clean dishes, using unprocessed ingredients, on our recipe pages.