So we can definitely feel our evenings getting longer and mornings chillier as we’re heading into Autumn in SA. As the days are getting colder and our desire for snuggling indoors increases, we’re definitely seeking something more comforting to fill our tummies with, right?
I’ve compiled a list of some super delicious recipes and dinner ideas that you can try out for an easy transition into Autumn…
You’ll love this sweet and salty combination of figs, bacon and honey, which is very quick to make and can either be served hot or cold. Toss freshly sliced figs with cooked bacon, drizzle with honey and bake for approximately 8 minutes until golden for a delicious dinner or side dish. For the full recipe, click here.
Nothing warms you up like a good curry, so this recipe is a must-try for this time of year. What’s great about it is that it’s much lighter on the system and waistline than your usual Korma. Use coconut-milk and greek yoghurt instead of cream, and extra-lean lamb for a healthier curry option. For the full recipe, click here.
This nut-free, vegetarian-friendly baked dessert is best served bubbling warm, with ice cream, cream or custard. Use fresh or frozen berries and strawberries to make this delicious golden brown dessert with a mouth-watering crust. It’s the perfect round off to a wonderful dinner. For the full recipe, click here.
This easy-to-make recipe is from well-renowned UK MasterChef judge and chef, John Torode, from his cookbook “My Kind of Food: Recipes I love to cook at home”. Whip up a memorable dish in just one pot and combine the delicious flavours of chicken, prawns, chorizo, paprika, tomatoes, paella rice and white wine. For this full chicken recipe, click here.
There’s nothing quite as cozy as a warm mug or bowl of soup, and as we’re heading into ‘soup season’, here’s a great recipe to get you started – Thai coconut roasted carrot soup. You’ll need some Thai curry paste and coconut milk for this one. What’s great about it is you can make it in advance, which will ‘marry’ the flavours well for an even more delicious snack or meal. For the full recipe, click here.
Yeah, Mason Jar salads are a ‘thing’ nowadays… What it is, basically, is you assemble your entire salad in colourful and flavourful layers, including the dressing, in a glass Mason Jar. Learn How to Pack the Perfect Mason Jar Salad. This particular recipe is just yummy and perfect for Autumn as it incorporates comforting ingredients like butternut squash, brussels sprouts, in-season pomegranate seeds and a lovely balsamic vinaigrette as dressing. For the full recipe, click here.
What’s more hearty and comforting than a traditional beef stew? Try this mouth-watering one of beef cubes cooked and simmered slowly in good red wine, olives and citrus. The beef is intensely flavourful, so tender, it literally just falls apart. Serve with creamy garlic mashed potatoes or a starch of your choice. For the full beef stew recipe, click here.
Another way to get your sweet fix and that warm, fuzzy feeling this autumn is with Red Velvet Hot Chocolate and whipped cream-cheese cream. This simple, quick-to-make recipe with not leave you one bit disappointed and is perfect for snuggling with in front of the television on a chilly evening… For the full recipe, click here.
Who knew sweet potato would make a divine pasta sauce? Toss the delicious Autumn flavours of Parmesan cheese, beets, red onion, olive oil and rosemary in with penne pasta and a creamy sweet potato sauce and oven bake to perfection. For the full recipe, click here.
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