"Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;...
and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man."
~James H. West

Lisa's Blog

Seasonal Foods and Seasonal Recipes

Lisa Cutforth - Tuesday, January 05, 2010

What's in Season? And how should I prepare it?

Eating food that is in season locally is such a good idea!  It is CHEAPER, it is FRESHER, which makes it HEALTHIER and TASTE BETTER!

So what is in season in Summer in Australia?

Fruit in season:
Pear, Nashi, Red Gala Apples, stone fruits (cherry, apricot, peach, nectarine, plum), lemon and yellow grapefruit and orange (Valencia), berries (gooseberry, strawberry, mulberry, blueberry, blackcurrant, redcurrant, blackberry, raspberry), pineapple, mango, prickly pear, lychee, banana, passionfruit, rambutan, rhubarb, grape, fig

Vegetables in season:
Vine leaves, rocket, chevril, basil, mint, (bay leaves, chives, coriander, dill, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme all year round), runner and snake beans, green beans, borlotti beans, okra, avocado, squash, sweet corn, zucchini flower, choko, cucumber, capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, radish, spring onion, salad onion, red onion, leek, celery, asparagus

Recipe idea:

Rocket, Nashi and Parmesan Summer salad
Arrange 2 handfuls rocket, 1 nashi pear thinly sliced or cubed, shaved cucumber (use a potato peeler and peel lengthways), avocado (sliced) in a beautiful salad bowl.  Sprinkle with shaved parmesan.  Dress with a squeeze of lemon or balsamic reduction and a drizzle of olive oil, and a grind of black pepper.

So fresh and yummy!

Here are some more recipe ideas and tasty meal solutions.  (Seasonal, quick and tasty recipes).

Here is a yearly overview of fruit and vegetables in season.



Recent Posts


Tags

support your body love food how to get more of exercise lunch homocysteine life lessons leaky gut, gut health, symptoms of leaky gut soft drink and behavior problems are frozen veggies any good delicious fruit and vegetable shortage recipe empty your mind motivation muscle wasting performance healthy cooking party breast cancer awareness what is healthy food heart disease nutritionist great second hand books soft drink and behaviour problems brain health food intolerances are grains healthy taking responsibility quick eating solutions happiness workshop go for 2 and 5 muffins real food Cancer to know and not do is not yet to know childrens lunch boxes soccer, role of team sports in longevity, role of exercise and community in longevity gift breast cancer prevention making time to relax have fun in the kitchen time management and healthy living indigestion food sensitivities immune system getting fit what is movember corporate wellness recipies healthy cooking demonstration organic vegetables benefits to keeping a diet diary low calorie diet foods in season, seasonal recipes life choices sexy salads diet diary Nina Simone the power to choose christmas love, loneliness hunger and stress do i have to drink milk; where do i get calcium from; non dairy calcium sources overindulge skip meals Alan Pease quick recipes fatigue addicted to chocolate skipping meals food allergies comfort foods health pioneers dancing sugar and adhd dangers of multitasking while you eat fresh low calorie meal plan sensitivity to milk have more energy heart foundation tick explained happiness course natural alternatives to drugs music avoiding a choice fresh start nutritionist in brisbane celebrate life how to avoid doing the right thing and getting the wrong results fun obesity stress, keys to managing stress, benefits of stress assertiveness Egg allergy life diet diary of a nutritionist benefits of sleeping taking a break 10 % principle fun breast cancer awareness video hot guys health for busy people new year's resolutions should I eat organic veggies the tummy beast I don't get hungry how to check your breasts detox focus keep focused how to avoid injury during exercise allergies relationship with food libido sustainable living, rural development, organic gardening, rampumps, biogas energy strength anxiety what is a good breakfast feels good mobile phones and brain cancer, Dr Teo sugar and add improve your memory how to be happy I've Got Life pop-eye and spinach weight loss best exercise fussy eaters breakfast 7 Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol and Protect Your Heart natural toothpaste cholesterol lowering diet Happiness reasons to eat foods in season Add new tag reducing coffee Dr Randy Pausch on Oprah calorie controlled diet gluten intolerance mood health immune boosting tips Lisa's Diary health with 10 % effort nutritious cooking recipes for allergies how to love exercise success and you healthy shopping control wrong type of exercise, exercise and results healthy wine, healthy beer, healthy alcohol options cheap fruit and vegetables, what's in season in autumn in australia image seasonal quick and tasty recipes simple 7 day detox plan alzheimers increasing energy make stress work for you trans fats ways to improve prostate health Laughter and stress herbal toothpaste four questions you must ask your doctor before taking medication salad Nutritional Therapist prostate cancer healthy cooking parties health one step at a time 7 steps to detox how to say no Lactose intolerance sexy salad blood pressure cooking class in brisbane maintain a healthy weight, underweight quizz is sugar bad cooking with allergies weight is chocolate bad for me nutritious Sensational memory ask my doctor comfort eating relax healthy fast food, healthy take away weightloss ability to respond dance nutritionists diet diary drugfree alternatives healthy shopping list low cholesterol benefits of strength training, why you should strength train comfort pig which is better for you butter or margarine nutrition high cholesterol fruit

Archive