Warming recipes for Autumn…

Hi Folks,

Life has been busy I apologise that I haven’t more blogs up of late; I intended writing one about my Ironman 70.3 experience in Zell Am See, Austria but I am back to THE REAL WORLD with a bang. In a nutshell

I did it!
From triathlon virgin to half ironman in 6 months 🙂

I’m in here somewhere!

And here is some awesome coverage of the Ironman 70.3 World Championships the day after my race, in which my amazing man competed. The course is truly stunning as you can see.

So back to business! As we head into Autumn I wanted to pass on a few helpful cooking resources to keep you on your toes in the kitchen and warm in your tummy. I tend to link these on to clients and then forget about them so here are a few to keep you busy 🙂

Walking-path-in-autumn-park

Top 10 things to forage in Autumn; I am afraid that I wouldn’t be so brave as to harvest any mushrooms other than the common field mushroom.

A beginner’s guide to autumn foraging

Nourishing soups by Healthy Chef

Some nourishing soups and stews from the Nourishing Home

This chicken dish looks amazing Fesenjan Persian Chicken Stew with Walnut and Pomegranate Sauce as does this Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Almonds & Chickpeas; aim to serve both with steamed leafy greens to balance the dish.

There is nothing more nourishing than a lab dish; for example Lamb Tagine, lamb shank (I am sure that this can be tweaked with red wine or Moroccan spices or with an Irish stew twist; omit or substitute the pearl barley if you prefer), or lamb curry. Again serve with some steamed or sautéed green vegetables to add antioxidants and minerals.

These slow cooker recipes look awesome: 21 Fall Dinners You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

33 Delicious Paleo Recipes To Make In A Slow Cooker from Christine Byrne

Cooking light: 100+ Slow-Cooker Favorites

Helmsley and Hemsley have a wonderful webpage as well as a superb cookbook that I highly recommend.

Our own Susan Jane White has some lovely recipes here on her blog

And for the endurance and highly active athletes (who can add some carbs into their lives for fuelling and recovery) check out these breakfasts to fuel longer workouts, runs and bike sessions.

Paleo breakfast porridge

Quinoa porridge with spice and berries By Ian Thorpe From Cook for Your Life

9 easy over-night oats recipes from dailyburn.com

Nourishing muesli from BBC goodfood

Enjoy the wonders of Autumn as Mother Nature prepares herself for Winter with harvests of abundance. Get out blackberry, crab apple, rosehip, elderberry, and sloe picking! A quick google search will bring you to a veritable abundance of advice for making cordials, relishes, jams, pickles, alcoholic beverages (!) and so on. Please do add your successes in the comments section for others to try. Sharing is caring 🙂

blackberries

That time of year thou mayst in me behold (Sonnet 73)

That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see’st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.

In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the deathbed whereon it must expire,
Consumed with that which it was nourished by.
This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.

Love Andrea

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