seasonal food december

Seasonal Food – What To Eat in December

seasonal food december
The festive season is upon us. This is a time of indulgence so let’s try to keep it sustainable by choosing local and seasonal produce.

Here is a list of seasonal food for December and which vegetables and fruits to look for and enjoy. I have added some fruits such as clementines, cranberries, passion fruits and pomegranate. Even though they are imported, the holiday season would not be (to my mind) complete without them. Also I have included some of my favourite recipes. Feel free to share yours with us.

  • Beetroot – enjoy roasted or in salad, risotto, pasta or vegan cakes.
  • Brussels Sprouts – I find it always funny that some people cannot have Christmas without Brussels sprouts yet avoid them the rest of the year. They are great in casseroles or even in salads.
  • Butternut Squash – the king of the squash is so versatile you can make soups, curries, casseroles or salads.
  • Cauliflower – Bill Clinton recently recommended “whipped cauliflower as a substitute for mashed potatoes.” Eat it raw or cooked. Perfect in gratin, curries or casseroles.
  • Celeriac – a favourite in our house. Great roasted, perfect in soups, delicious in gratins.
  • Kale – superfood king. Great raw or cooked.
  • Leek – perfect in soups, gratins, quiches or simply steamed with a drizzle of vinaigrette.
  • Parsnip – perfect for soups or simply roasted.
  • Pumpkin – another squash delicious in soups, curries, casseroles or cakes.
  • Swede & Turnip – makes a nice addition to soups. You can also simply fry it in butter.
  • Wild Mushrooms – try sautéing them in olive oil with parsley and lemon juice.
  • Apple
  • Clementines
  • Cranberries
  • Passion Fruits
  • Pear
  • Pomegranate
  • Quince

Recipes To Try This December

Butternut, Mushroom and Blue Cheese Pie [vegetarian]

Butternut, Mushroom and Blue Cheese Pie [vegetarian]

Kale, Sweet Potato, Pomegranate, Pistachio and Feta Salad [vegetarian]

Kale, Sweet Potato, Pomegranate, Pistachio and Feta Salad [vegetarian]

Butternut Squash, Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna [vegetarian]

Butternut Squash, Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna [vegetarian]

Red Rice and Quinoa Winter Salad [vegetarian]

Red Rice and Quinoa Winter Salad [vegetarian]

 

 

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