It’s always fun basking in the warm glow of the summer sun. But there’s something special about the tasty and inspiring produce that winter has to offer. What’s more, you’ll discover what we like to call the AAA’s of cooking: available, affordable and abundant. With your trusty Thermomix® by your side, we’ll show you some simple and cost-effective ways to save by incorporating seasonal produce in your cooking. Get ready to be inspired and enticed by the flavours of the season.
Don’t forget, you can search for seasonal ingredients in Cookidoo® by typing them in to the search bar and you can also adjust the serving size in the recipes to suit you.
Creating more than just a hearty pumpkin soup for those crisp Autumn days or cold Winter nights doesn’t have to be hard. What’s even better is that you can create delicious and nutritious meals the whole family will love by spicing it up or adding an extra kick of flavour. Whether it’s a quick breakfast for a big day out or a dinner on the couch watching your favourite show, this classic veggie has so much to give.
When you think of cauliflower, you’re probably thinking that it’s not that exciting when it comes to mealtime. Fear less, there’s something everyone will love when you get creative in the kitchen! It even fits a low FODMAP diet. Give some of our favourites a try and you never know, cauliflower might become a regular guest at the table.
It’s “fennevitable” that you’ll come across some delicious meals to cook! Adding fennel to your Winter dishes can add a refreshing and flavourful touch to your go to meals. Not only can it be added to so many recipes, it’s also highly nutritious and good for heart and bone health. We’ve picked recipes that have an active time of 25 mins or less, so you can make restaurant quality meals and spend time doing more of the things you love.
Another great one to bottle up or have straight away is Dani Valent’s incredible Double Trouble Fennel and Tomato Chutney. It’ll go with just about anything – sausages, sandwiches (especially toasties, spinach pies and cheese platter).
Sauteed, grilled, roasted or used as a base for sauces and soups – mushrooms are versatile, nutritious, and delicious to add to your favourite Autumn and Winter dishes. There are so many simple and affordable recipes to be made that you’ll adore, no matter if you’re a beginner in the kitchen or an experienced chef!
Let’s take a closer look at quince, it’s probably one that you don’t come across very often but it’s one of our favourite fruits and has a “blink or you’ll miss it” season. So, you should definitely make the most of them while they’re around! Although the season is said to last between March and May, it can last until July/August in some parts of Australia. Quince is inedible when raw, but applying heat magically turns the fruit from yellow to a deep rosy pink, releasing aromas of vanilla, citrus and apple into your kitchen.
If Autumn had a signature dish, we’d recommend the Quince Crumble. It’s a total crowd pleaser with its sweet, tangy flavour and buttery, crumbly topping! For an extra little treat, you can also top with double cream or ice cream.
You can also save big the next time you’re having a little get together with a cheese platter or if you’re looking for a winter warming topping for your toast by making your own Quince Paste.