Eat seasonal November is a list of all the food that is in season this month. This allows us to eat food that is more tasty and save money at the same time.
November is the end of Autumn. The last leaves are dropping from the trees. The weather is feeling colder, there is a distinct frosty chill in the air in the mornings. The clocks have gone back and days are shorter. We are getting up in the dark and coming home in the dark.
There are plenty of vegetables that love a nip of frost. Think leeks, swede, turnips, celery and parsnips. Squashes are also in season. Pumpkin and butternut squash are perfect for heart warming soups and delicious risottos. Accompany game meat with the hearty root vegetables that you will find this month. Apples and pears are still to be found so make crumbles and pies while you can. Chestnut and cranberries are coming into season. Why not roast some chestnuts for a perfect Autumn treat?
The chart below shows you what is in season in November. Why not download the pdf and stick it to your fridge as a reminder.
These simple pork chops with apple make a delicious dinner. Quick and easy to make whilst packed with flavour this is a dinner the whole family will enjoy.
November brings bonfire night. This smoky sausage casserole is perfect for enjoying round the flames. With hints of paprika to add a warming smoky flavour and seasonal celery to add crunch this dish will keep you warm.
Garlic lemon chicken with celery salsa takes a little while to make but it is worth it. The garlic and lemon works really well on the chicken and the crunch of the celery salsa completes the dish. If you fancy a change this ticks all the boxes.
Looking for a quick meal when you come home from work? Chicken and pumpkin seed fajitas are perfect. They are a great way to use up left over chicken and the subtle spices are prefect for a cold November night.
When the weather is cold there is nothing nicer than a soup to warm you up. Lentil soup is ideal for this. Not only is it warming and filling, a big pot is cheap to make. You can keep warm on a budget. Lentil soup is also perfect for ravenous teenage boys. I make a big pot and keep some in the fridge. Whenever my son is hungry he can put some in a cup and warm it in the microwave.
A hearty stew is perfect for cold nights and this leek and lamb cobbler is perfect. A delicious hearty lamb stew hides under a cobbler topping. This not only looks nice but tastes nice as well.
Pancakes are not just for pancake day. They make a lovely dessert or snack at any time of year. These german apple pancakes are full of apples for a lovely sweet taste. They will fill you up which is ideal on a cold day when you just need to eat to keep warm.
Do you have any recipes that you make with seasonal ingredients in November? Let me know below.