Warm bread fresh from the oven, hearty stews with deliciously herbed dumplings, slow-roasted meat and puddings that stick to your ribs – Autumn is the time for comfort food recipes, and in this blog post we share five of our favourites.
Comfort food recipes
I don’t know about you, but this time of year, especially once the clocks have changed back, I start craving all the comfort foods. Green salads are set aside in preference to hearty cabbage side dishes loaded with bacon, slow-cooked local lamb with creamy mashed potatoes and oh, all the carbohydrates. Pasta, I tell you – give me all the pasta!
Today’s organic veg box contained a multitude of locally grown, seasonal vegetables including celeriac, carrots, cabbage, beetroot, garlic, pumpkin, leeks, rainbow chard, broccoli and the last of the summer tomatoes. I buy very few, if any, other fresh vegetables during the week unless I need them for a recipe commission as I prefer to eat seasonal, locally grown food. I love getting creative with whatever appears in my veg box each week.
Below, you’ll find a collection of a few of my personal favourite Autumn comfort food recipes, each incorporating some of my local veg box produce. I hope you like them!
What’s your favourite go-to recipe in the Autumn? Let me know in the comments!
A simple yet delicious slow-cooked lamb shanks recipe with vegetables and gravy. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes. Includes both slow-cooked oven version and crock pot slow cooker recipe instructions.
This lazy chicken tray bake takes five minutes to prep and uses just five ingredients! It’s a complete meal in one sheet pan, and there’s only one pan to wash up afterwards!
Hearty and filling, this traditional soup from the wild and remote Shetland Islands is made from reestit mutton, a salted and brined preserved mutton unique to the islands.
Leftover Halloween pumpkin? Use up the whole pumpkin – guts, seeds and flesh – in this super easy creamy roasted pumpkin pasta recipe with crispy fried sage and roasted chilli pumpkin seeds. Leftovers reheat really well too! You might also like these 5 Pumpkin-Themed Recipes that are Perfect for Autumn (featuring another of my pumpkin pasta recipes!).
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