Seasonal Recipes this All Hallows’ Eve

Source: Emily Yarwood

It is becoming more and more popular to buy seasonally. This is not only healthy for the planet, but you aren’t consuming fake fruit that has only grown in completely fake environments. Strawberries in October! You can’t be serious. 

It is also becoming increasingly easy to buy organic produce that has come from local farms, with many people now choosing to visit farmers markets instead of supermarket aisles. However, for many, it is still a struggle to find healthy seasonal food without breaking the bank. 

Voice of London has put together a few of our favourite autumnal recipes to help you find something to warm you up against the fire this halloween. 

  • Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup
  • Pumpkin Fries 
  • Halloween Chocolate Apples

Source: Emily Yarwood

Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1tsp olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 900ml Vegetable stock 

Method: 

  1. Put oil in saucepan, and soften onons
  2. Add sweet potato and butternut squash and stir for one minute
  3. Add the vegetable stock, turn down the heat and let simmer for 45 minutes
  4. Use a hand blender to blend the ingredients together (be careful) to a smooth texture. 

Serve hot with crusty bread!

http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/16989/butternut-squash-and-sweet-potato-soup.aspx

 

Source: Emily Yarwood

Pumpkin Fries

Ingredients:

  • 1 pumpkin, gutted, sliced into strips/fries
  • 2tbs cornstarch
  • 1tbs curry powder

DIP (optional):

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Paprika
  • Garlic

Method:

  1. Rest Pumpkin slices in Ice cold water for at least 1 hour to reduce starch 
  2. Place them on a baking tray. Sprinkle over the cornstarch and the curry powder
  3. Place pumpkin in the oven for 20-25 minutes, turning when they are brown and crispy
  4. Make dip by crushing garlic and mixing ingredients together

Serve with Salt and Garlic Dip

https://www.aldi.co.uk/pumpkin-fries/p/000000105896600

 

Source: Emily Yarwood

Halloween Chocolate Apples 

Ingredients:

  • 3 bars of chocolate
  • Apples
  • kebab skewers
  • decoration (hundreds and thousands etc)

Method:

  1. Take apples, wash them in cold water to reduce waxy seal 
  2. Skewer the apples on the Kebab sticks
  3. Melt Chocolate – break the chocolate into a bowl and melt over a saucepan of boiling water
  4. Dip Apples into Chocolate and decorate 
  5. Place on to Parchment paper and place in Fridge to cool 

Season table: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/seasonal-calendar/all 

 

Words: Emily Yarwood

Photos: Emily Yarwood