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Pumpkin Soup

Importance of pumpkin is huge when it comes to fall, not just because we harvest a lot of pumpkins during the fall months but also because of the significant role it has to play on occasions like Halloween and thanksgiving. There are plenty of ways to cook the pumpkin after Halloween, but this nutritious and comfortingly delicious soup is my family’s favourite.

Cool Apple Smoothie

Even though the weather is getting crispier and leaves are changing colour, I still prefer a cool smoothie and nothing says fall as much as apples and pumpkins. Using up every single apple from my beautiful apple tree is a task I handle every year. Smoothie is one of the ways I prefer because I don’t essentially need to add unhealthy stuffs to it to make it taste good!

Watermelon and Plum Smoothie

This refreshing smoothie is rich in electrolytes and antioxidant nutrients and is ideal as a workout/sports drink. Most of us over-consume sodium, but many people get less than required amount of potassium. It is important to balance the ratio of minerals like sodium and potassium for the proper functioning of the body.

Seafood stew

Shellfishes are good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. They are very low in fat and calories, but very high in health benefiting Omega 3 fatty acids. 100g prawns provide 95% of women's daily requirement of Vitamin E whereas 100g mussels provide 1267% of women's daily need of vitamin B12, 100% of iodine and 68% of selenium. Find a highly flavourful seafood stew recipe below:

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Green Tomato Salsa

This is the end of the growing season and you may have so many green tomatoes to pick from your garden. This green tomato salsa is made with the last harvest from my garden. This tasty dip is ideal with wholegrain crackers.

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Autumn comfort soup in a bowl

Autumn reminds us about comfort eating somehow. The reason could be lack of sunshine or cold wet days. Usually when we choose food for comfort, we tend to choose fatty, sugary and salty foods. But unlike many other so called comfort foods this soup is highly nutritious and healthy. 

Spinach and Butternut Squash Curry

Growing your own vegetables is always very satisfying and so is making a curry.There are plenty of small pumpkins, chillies, tomatoes and spinaches in my garden now. So I always find ways to use them up. I usually make this curry with butternut squash, but I used small pumpkins instead of squash this time just because there are so many of them to pick. 

Grilled Asparagus with Toasted Walnuts

Although the british growing season is over, we can still buy asparagus from supermarkets. This delicate green vegetable is very low in caloires and is packed with vitamin A, C & E, folic acid, potassium and iron. Walnuts are high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant and it is in a highly beneficial form. They contain high amount of plant based omega-3 fatty acids, protein, magnesium, phosphorus and fibre. 

Curried butternut squash soup

This simple and easy to make soup is an irresistible combination of aromatic spices and sweet and nutty squash. Butternut squash is an excellent source of orange colour providing beta-carotene, an antioxidant. They can protect our body from free radicals.  On top of that, they provide good amount of vitamin C, B5 and B1, folic acid, potassium and fibre as well. Both cumin and fennel seeds are good for the health of digestive system.

Pineapple and cranberry salsa with tarragon

Immune boosting, low calorie food packed with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine and digestion aiding compounds.This recipe is ideal for Hay fever management. If cranberries are not in season, use 1/4 cup dried cranberries as they are high in sugar. 

Salad is very vibrant and fresh tasting and it will make you feel good and better.

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