January recipes

Two (of many) of my New Year’s resolutions this year were to 1) try at least two new recipes a month that contain at least one veg which we grow, and 2) try a new food each month. So, as January is coming to an end, I thought I would share with you the best recipes that I have tried this month.

Butternut Squash Soup

butternut squash soup

This is a James Martin recipe which I have thoroughly enjoyed eating. It has been a great way of using up our many butternut squash (only 14 left to eat!). It is really easy to make and even easier with the wonderful soup-maker we got for Christmas! The recipe can be found her on BBC Good Food.

Wintry vegetable crumbles

wintry crumbles

This was surprisingly nice recipe and a great way to use up the winter veg. However, I feel that it can be made even more delicious with a little bit of cheese melted into the ‘sauce’! Although the recipe doesn’t call for it, I added in some butternut squash (any excuse to use them up)! This recipe can also be found on BBC Good Food

Butternut squash casserole 

butternut casserole

Another BBC Good Food recipe, this butternut squash casserole is absolutely delicious. I have served it with some lovely sausages from our butcher but it can be a dish all on it’s own. I don’t think the picture quite does it justice, the dish is far more appetizing than it looks!

Warm Root Vegetable Orzo Pilaff

orzo pilaf

I found this recipe in Delicious Magazine but did change the recipe slightly. I added roasted carrots with the parsnips and butternut squash and left out the mint. I also didn’t have an orange so instead a drizzled over a small amount of lemon juice. This is the first time I have tried Orzo pasta and I love it!

You can probably see that there is a theme here – recipes to use up the butternut squash! I am pretty sure next month will focus on how to use all my excess leeks!

Please feel free to share any recipes you have (especially if they have butternut squash in)!




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