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Cooking With The Seasons: Autumn's Here!

Cooking With The Seasons: Autumn's Here!

Seasonal Cooking Recipes

As autumn paints the world in hues of gold and crimson, it's the perfect time to embrace the seasonal bounty and indulge in the art of cooking with nature's freshest offerings. From the crisp air of South Africa's March to the vibrant colours adorning local markets, autumn beckons us to revel in its abundance. Picture yourself in the kitchen, surrounded by the earthy aroma of freshly harvested vegetables, as you embark on a culinary journey infused with warmth and wholesome goodness.

Elevate the essence of this season with recipes that showcase the best of autumn's treasures, from hearty stews to soups, each dish a celebration of flavour and nourishment. As you gather around the table with loved ones, let these recipes become a testament to gratitude for the simple joys found in the changing seasons. Embrace the spirit of autumn and savour every delicious moment it brings to your plate.

Cooking With The Seasons: Autumn’s Here!

All over the world, people celebrate the autumn harvest in different ways, paying homage to Mother Nature’s generosity, and giving thanks for bountiful crops. Vegetables are at their peak as South Africa’s autumn arrives in March, and a wonderful way for you to celebrate their goodness is to transform them into delicious dinners brimming with healthy vitamins!

Whether you’re choosing the best of the harvest from the supermarket, or picking veggies from your own garden, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in our list of four fabulous family dishes for your autumn table. Read on to get the recipes!

Chicken and Butternut Stew

Green peppers, onions, carrots and butternut add extra nutrients to this hearty autumn stew, which takes 90 minutes from start to finish. Knorr Chakalaka Soup adds deep, rich flavours and a touch of heat, making it a dinner perfect for chillier nights. Serve with brown rice, millet or quinoa, which are all full of healthy fibre.

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Pumpkin and Spinach Skillet Lasagne

Chop up a big plump pumpkin, then transform it into a luscious lasagne full of cheesy flavour. Baby spinach adds extra iron to this nine-ingredient vegetarian recipe, while pasta provides an energy boost for kids who’ve had a busy day. Serve with a crisp salad, or with tender broccoli spears and green beans.

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Autumn is the start of soup season, and what better treat to come home to than a bowl of piping-hot cauliflower soup? In this vegetarian recipe, cauliflower, garlic and onions are roasted in the oven to bring out their flavour and sweetness, then blitzed with coconut milk and topped with crisp golden cauliflower florets. Serve with crusty wholewheat bread.

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Tomato Hake Bake with Red Peppers and Cauliflower

Sweet, juicy, end-of-season tomatoes are packed with Vitamin C and lycopene, which is a natural compound with powerful antioxidant properties. Combine cherry tomatoes with red peppers, cauliflower and hake to make this divine seafood dinner, which is perfectly seasoned with a convenient Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot.

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