What to cook in winter

What to cook in winter

Comforting winter food

Have you ever wondered what to cook in winter?

Keep on reading this post to find out which fruits and vegetables are in season during winter, what type of dishes are best to prepare during cold weather and to view winter-specific recipes.

Winter dishes

Try to buy fresh fruit and vegetables that are in season and use them as the main element of your recipe.

You could make the following types of savoury dishes and use winter vegetables as your core ingredient:

  1. Traybakes
  2. Casseroles
  3. Stews
  4. Soups

You could make the following types of sweet dishes and use winter fruit as your core ingredient:

  1. Steamed puddings
  2. Baked cheesecakes
  3. Fruit pies
  4. Decadent tarts

Fruits available in winter

Some of the fruits that are in season in Queensland, Australia during winter are:

  • Apples
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries

Vegetables available in winter

Some of the vegetables that are in season in Queensland, Australia during winter are:

  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Pumpkin
  • Silverbeet

Herbs available in winter

Some of the herbs that are in season in Queensland, Australia during winter are:

  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Thyme

What to cook in winter

Here are some ideas of what to cook in winter:

Lunches/Dinners

Vegan broccoli soup with crispy chickpeas
Beetroot chips with sweet potato dip
Risotto-stuffed tomatoes
Ricotta and capsicum spaghetti with cheesy bread

Desserts

Mandarin upside-down cake
Lemon crème brûlée
Mandarin and passionfruit crêpes

Seasonal recipe inspiration

I hope that this post has given you some ideas of what to cook in winter.

Even more recipes that use winter produce will appear on this blog over the next few months.

Cook and eat with the seasons to ensure that all your meals are fresh, budget-friendly and delicious!

What’s your favourite winter fruit or vegetable?

Let me know by leaving a comment below – I’d love to hear from you.

Want more seasonal cooking inspiration? Discover more winter recipes here



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