What’s in season: October

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With autumn well and truly in swing it’s time to start enjoying the more warming and indulgent foods in life. From juicy apples, mangos and grapes to extra special veggies like purple sprouting broccoli, beetroot and asparagus, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to cooking up something nice! Find out what foods you should be eating this October and discover some of our favourite seasonal recipes in today’s blog…

Virtuous veggies

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Get all the taste, texture and flavour by opting for seasonal vegetables to spruce up your dish. Some of our favourites include artichokes, mushrooms and asparagus – which come together nicely for a seasonal pizza; broccoli and potatoes for the must-have roast; and oriental favorites of Chinese greens, kaffir lime leaves and pak choi for something a little special!

Juicy fruits

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Just because it’s autumn, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a yummy fruit salad. While berries may slowly begin to disappear this month, other classics, such as apples, grapes, bananas, mango and damsons are great options to choose from.

Seasonal proteins

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October is all about embracing rich, hearty flavours so you’ll find no light or bland meat in this month’s recipes. Beef, mutton, pork, veal and game meats are just some of our favourites, while halibut and lemon sole are great options when it comes to fish.

Be inspired with our October menu favourites

The Bake It Yourself team, at Neff, have been busy creating delicious menus for the season – allowing you to take advantage of local produce at its tastiest! Here are just a few of our October favourites:

To warm up: Sweet Potato, Red Pepper & Coconut Soup

Recipe

Perfect as a starter or a snack to enjoy at any time you’re feeling the October chill, this scrumptious soup is hearty, warming and has a delightful sweet kick. We think it’s safe to say your kids will love it too. Taking just 25 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to cook, using Neff’s CircoTherm, it’s rather quick to whip up too!

A delicious dinner: Mushroom Risotto

Recipe

Whether you’re entertaining or looking for good grub the whole family can enjoy, the mushroom risotto is always a winner. Featuring some of the month’s best vegetables – such as mushrooms, peas and asparagus – it’s also full of fantastic nutrients. Pop on your Neff hob for 25-30 minutes and enjoy!

For those social occasions: Pork & Boar Patties

Recipe

If you’re celebrating the season with a party, or having a Halloween do, these pork and boar patties will go down a treat. Pop into a grilled bap with some seasonal salad and you’ll have bite-sized delights guaranteed to wow your guests. What’s more, Neff’s CircoRoast helps you get the texture of the burgers just right too!

For something sweet: Cinder Toffee Apple Flapjack

Recipe

Ideal for Halloween, these yummy flapjack treats will satisfy adults and kids alike. Bake a batch of 12 in your Neff CircoTherm and enjoy!

What do you love most about the October menu? Share your foodie loves in the comments below, or tweet us at @ModernKitchens

 

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