Seasonal recipes for the month February. February still has plenty of seasonal food. Go for long storage vegetables, like carrots, onions and potatoes. Now is also the time to start tucking into your preserved or fermented foods.
Enjoy this baked potato with a seasonal salad of grated carrots with sultanas and a simple dressing of olive oil and lemon juice.
• Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 20-25 minutes • Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes
Another simple, warming, winter recipe. Probably the easiest recipe I've ever written!
• Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 15 minutes • Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes
A simple recipe with seasonal cabbage and noodles. Serve with fried banana for a sweet twist.
• Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes • Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Another one of my favourite Dutch recipes. I make my own sauerkraut, but back in the Netherlands you could buy fresh sauerkraut from a fermentation bin. I doubt if you still can though... If you don't use all the sauerkraut, just keep it in the fridge and it will last for ages.
• Serves: 2-3 • Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes • Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes
A vegetarian recipe, serve with potatoes and pickled vegetables or sauerkraut for a seasonal dish.
• Serves: 3-4 • Preparation Time: 10 minutes • Cooking Time: 40-50 minutes
This recipe is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Sadly most shop bought piccalilli contains gluten, but you can make your own! Recipe soon to follow...
• Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 300 minutes • Cooking Time: 60-80 minutes
Nutritional fact: Mung beans are a healthy alternative to meat. They are relatively high in protein, iron, magnesium and especially vitamin B6, which is needed for proper absorption of vitamin B12.
• Serves: 6-8 • Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes • Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes
You can make it as spicy as you want by adding more or less chilli pepper to it. Serve this potato dish with pickled cucumber and (homemade) chutney. You can also add some (vegan) steaks or burgers.
• Serves: 2 • Preparation Time: 10 minutes • Cooking Time: 20 - 25 minutes
You can add meat to this dish, but the lentils are sufficient as a meat replacer. They are high in protein, fibre and iron and a range of different vitamins and minerals. Low in cholesterol and low in calories, lentils are a indeed a very healthy replacement for meat.
• Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 15 minutes • Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes
Sauerkraut is fermented white cabbage as opposed to pickled and shouldn’t contain vinegar. It’s the lacto-fermentation which makes sauerkraut such a healthy vegetable. Sauerkraut is high in digestive enzymes, fat free, cholesterol free and high in vitamin C. It is also quite high in sodium, so sho...
• Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 20-30 minutes • Cooking Time: 35-40 minutes
It takes a few days to get a sourdough starter going but once it’s active you can mix up your vegan pancake batter in the evening, let the magic happen overnight and cook these chunky pancakes for breakfast.
• Serves: 4-8 • Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
This cheese cake has a twist! It's made with coconut and not with actual cheese, so it is suitable for vegans and those with a lactose intolerance. Avocado's are in season in Spain in February.
• Serves: 8 • Preparation Time: 20 minutes • Cooking Time: >2 hours minutes