We’re sad to see summer go but we’re excited for the new flavours autumn brings as cold days call for hot food. With cooler mornings and evenings, our appetites crave more filling foods such as bowls of soup over the summery lightness of seafood and salads. It’s the season where we slow down our cooking with roasts, stews, braises and bakes and start appreciating foods that warm you up from the inside.
Our supermarkets also start to reflect these changes going on around us. Apples are in abundance. Cherries, kiwifruit, strawberries, pears and persimmons are all available, and not to mention the vegetables! Asian veggies, beans, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, cauliflower, chillies, lettuce, mushrooms, okra, parsley, pecans, pumpkins, radishes, rhubarb, tomatoes and even white turnips are all making appearances this season.
That said, we’ve compiled a couple of our favourite recipes to help get your creative juices flowing, and show you what we think autumn cooking looks like, a la Massel.
Like it or hate it, the weather is cooling down but that’s not a reason to be upset! To kick off, we’re starting small with snacks and building up to the heavier dishes that this season has to offer.
Did someone say fish and chips? Regardless of what you love to have fries with, we’re sure you’ve probably felt a bit guilty after having one too many greasy French fries. That’s where we wanted to play it differently- what if you could have a completely guilt-free alternative that was gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan at the same time?
Now that’s what we’re talking about! Find the delicious recipe for this side dish here.
If you’ve ever dreaded doing a rinse and repeat of the same-old potato dish, wait till you’ve tried this! Meg van der Kruik has created this divine alternative complimented with fresh herbs that’s gluten-free, easy to make and looks awesome on your plate. Check out the full recipe here and give it a go!
Bust out that slow cooker because you’re going to need it for this beauty! Zingy, dairy-free, low in carbs, salt, fat and sugar and perfect if you’re feeling health-conscious, this innovative dish combined with Massel’s stock powder and classic Asian spices is awesome for a dinner that’s a little less ordinary. Check it out here.
We’re getting into the heartier stuff now! This soup is so quick to whip, up your friends and family will be none the wiser into thinking you’ve been working hard over it all day. Simple, delicious, and easy for any day of the week, have a go and see what you think!
Mmmmm Tess Masters, you’ve done it again! Deliciously gluten-free, and to quote the Blender Girl herself, “Dinner is served! Saute some eggplant, toss it with some homemade tomato sauce, and you’ve got a winner the whole family will love.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Find the sumptuous recipe here.
And last but most certainly not least, we thought we should finish on a real Aussie classic. This dish is an absolute must to try in any slow-cooker and is a dish that will warm you straight to the core! Gluten-free, delicious, and not to mention paying tribute to Massel’s Australian heritage, this is one meal that you absolutely must try as the days get colder. Find out how to make it here.
Had a go at any of these dishes yet? Let us know on Facebook, and why not share some photos of your meal masterpieces while you’re at it?