EARLY SPRING Vegetables for Healthy Eating in Spring | Seasonal Cooking

At last, Spring arrives with her variety of fresh greens and other vegetables. Thank goodness! It is Vegetables that carry us from Deep Winter into Transitional Spring. How important it is in Early Spring to increase the intake and variety of fruit and vegetables. We are here to help.

Enjoy our Vegetable Inspiration for Early Spring.

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Garlic Yoghurt Dressing | Garlic Yoghurt Sauce

Yoghurt is used predominately for sweet purposes in my country – it is sold already sweetened (although the yoghurt makers don’t alert us to that fact) and it is often eaten as is, out of the carton. The beautiful French really sour yoghurt is not a thing here. Nor is it used for its sour notes as it is in India. It is spooned over fruit or cereal, made into frozen yoghurt, or incorporated into fruit smoothies. Not so often do we use it in dips, stir it into soups or make dressings and sauces out of yoghurt. It is a sad thing really, as the savoury uses of yoghurt are infinite and wonderful. More enlightened countries include Turkey, Greece, India and Middle East Countries. There, yoghurt is used with abandon.

When buying yoghurt for non-sweet uses, look for a Greek Yoghurt, or an Indian Yoghurt. If you can’t find any in your supermarket, visit your local Greek, Middle Eastern or Indian shop, they will definitely have beautiful, creamy, unsweetened yoghurt for sale.

Garlic and yoghurt go together so well, and the pairing is used across many parts of Europe and the Middle East – think falafel, for example. What would it be without a creamy yoghurt sauce? Often cucumber is added, but this recipe is simple and directly garlicky.

Similar recipes include Umbrian Sauce for a Cure, Roast Capsicum Dressing, and Lemony Yoghurt Dressing.

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LATE SPRING – Don’t Miss these Beautiful Spring Dishes | Seasonal Cooking

Enjoy these highlights from our Late Spring classic recipes.

Celebrating Spring

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MID SPRING – Don’t Miss these Recipes for Relaxed Spring Living | Seasonal Cooking

Celebrating Spring

Mid Spring can still be capricious in its mid point between winter and summer. No matter where you are, it is a month of change. Gorgeous and sunny, wild and windy, or drenching spring rains – all weather reigns in this season. We look forward longingly to Summer, and are pleased to leave the chills of Winter behind.

Enjoy these highlights from our Mid Spring recipe collection.

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EARLY SPRING Hints, Tips and Info for an Easy Time in Your Spring Kitchen | Seasonal Cooking

As we move out of our dark winter kitchens we begin to stock up for our essentials for warmer, lighter weather cooking. Our minds and hands turn to stocking up for our Warmer Weather cooking.

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EARLY SPRING Sweet Things and Drinks for Bliss in Spring’s Changing Weather | Seasonal Cooking

Sweet things comfort us during this move from Wintery weather to Spring warmth and Spring rains. Sweetness brings comfort in the Early Spring fickle weather. Don’t put away the coats and blankets just yet, and keep the heaters functioning – it is such a fickle season, Spring.

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EARLY SPRING Goodies, Grains, Lentils, Preserves, and More for Spring Revitalisation | Seasonal Cooking

Early Spring is such a transitional season as we let go of heavier dishes and move to lighter dishes. Grains and Lentils still feature as they are the perfect transitional food. We finish off making preserves with winter stock, and move into using the spoils of Spring. Grains and other Goodies still feature well into Spring.

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EARLY SPRING Soups for Managing the Changable Spring Weather | Seasonal Cooking

Soups help that transition from Winter to Spring, and nourish us on the Wintery days of fickle Spring. How we still cling to Soups in Early Spring to help us through those cold, windy Spring days. Don’t put your coats away yet!

Enjoy our transitional Soups for Early Spring.

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EARLY SPRING Salads, Dips and Dressings for Endless Variety in Spring | Seasonal Cooking

At last, Spring arrives and a variety of vegetables, fresh greens especially, are available. And oh the joy of having a variety of Salads again! How important it is in Early Spring to increase the intake and variety of fruit and vegetables. Try some bitter greens too.

Enjoy our Salad Inspiration for Early Spring.

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EARLY SPRING Indian Deliciousness for Hot Spice in Spring Rains | Seasonal Cooking

From the depths of Winter into the fickle Early Spring with Spices, Vegetables and Lentils. Oh the spiciness of Indian food – it has seen us through Winter, and now is bringing us into the fickle weather of Early Spring. Enjoy these wonderful dishes from the sub continent. They will bring a zing to this changeable weather.

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LATE SPRING Tips, Hints and How To’s for Easy Fun Times in the Spring Kitchen | Seasonal Cooking

Inspiration for healthy Late Autumn Living

Help in the Kitchen for Late Spring with tips and hints for cooking this season’s foods.

Enjoy some Tip and Hints for Late spring weather.

Celebrating Spring

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LATE SPRING Drinks and Sweet Things for Delicious Spring Weather | Seasonal Cooking

Late Spring Inspiration for Healthy Living

Hot teas give way to cooling drinks and yoghurt, and sweet desserts play a transitioning role between the cooler weather and Summer. In the promise of heat, a cooling drink and a sweet snack are most welcome.

Enjoy some Drinks and Desserts for Late spring weather.

Celebrating Spring

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LATE SPRING Great Snacks and Soups for Warm Weather Fun | Seasonal Cooking

Late Spring Inspiration for Healthy Living

Soups become less important in Late Spring, unless they are light and cool.  We look to our food to provide substance without bulk.

Enjoy some Soups and Snacks for Late spring weather.

Celebrating Spring

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LATE SPRING Salads and Vegetable Dishes, Dips and Spreads for Healthy Eating | Seasonal Cooking

Inspiration for healthy Late Spring Living

As we put our winter coats back into the wardrobe, weary of the cold, vegetables turn to the last of the Spring bounty and the first of the Summer harvest.

Enjoy some Salads, Vegetables and Preserves for Late spring weather.

Celebrating Spring

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LATE SPRING Goodies, Grains and Lentil Dishes, Preserves, Pasta and Breads for Warm Weather | Seasonal Cooking

Inspiration for healthy Late Spring Living

Coats and jackets put away and anticipation is high for the weather to come. The weather is still capricious, but food becomes lighter, as though our body is shedding its layers too. Lentil and bean dishes are also less substantial, and still feature prominently.

Enjoy some Goodies, Grains and Lentils for Late Spring Weather.

Celebrating Spring

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