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The Benefits of Eating Seasonal Produce

We're used to seeing the same food available all year round in the supermarkets. However, eating fruits and vegetables out of season can affect their quality and increase our carbon footprint. Therefore our produce buying seasonally can be more environmentally friendly, more nutritious food and coul

Pop these vegetables on your September shopping list:
- Aubergine
- Brussels Sprouts
- Butternut Squash
- Parsnip
- Carrots
- Cauli?ower
- Broccoli
- Leeks
- Courgettes
- Kale
- Wild Mushrooms 

Stuck for ideas? Check out our delicious recipes to add to your Jane Plan.
 Carrot & Parsnip Mash 
 
4 Carrots - peeled and chopped into chunks 
4 Parsnips - peeled and chopped into chunks 
1 Tablespoon olive oil 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon pepper 
Herbs and spices of your choice 

Method: 
- Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil 
- Add the carrot and parsnips and cook until tender 
- Transfer the carrot and parsnips into a blender, add olive oil, salt, pepper and optional herbs and spices. 
- Blend until it reaches a creamy texture 

 
 Cauliflower Rice
Caulifower 
1 Tablespoon olive oil 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Method:
- Put a handful of ?orets in the food processor and process until chopped ?nely and evenly - so that it looks like grains of rice. 
- Repeat with the remaining cauli?ower.
- Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat, add the cauli?ower rice and cook for 5-10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper
Spiralizing Veggies
Veggies of your choice - carrots, courgettes 
Garlic - crushed 
Onion - thinly sliced 
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 

Method: 
- Add olive oil, garlic and onion to a pan on medium-high heat. 
- Add veggie noodles and cook for 3-5 minutes or until al dente
 Roasted Broccoli with Sesame Seeds and Soy Sauce

Broccoli 
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon soy sauce - deduced salt 
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds 

Method: 
- Prep-heat the oven to 200 degrees C
- Cut broccoli into small ?orets around the same size
- Mix olive oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds together 
- Add broccoli to the bowl and toss in the mixture 
- Place the broccoli on a banking sheet, on a tray and place in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until broccoli is slightly browned (May need to stirring halfway)
 We hope some of these recipes will help you eat more seasonally. We are passionate about great tasting food and our commitment is to seek out the freshest and most wholesome ingredients for you to enjoy. Give us a call on 0203 489 4770 to find out more!

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