If you love good food...... but are on a gluten-free diet, yeast-free, egg-free, low-fat, palaeolithic, nightshade-free, the Best Bet Diet, or are sensitive to dairy products, allergic to nuts, or just want to eat naturally, healthily and in season… welcome to Sensitive Foodies: the one-stop site for discerning foodies on restrictive diets.
Find out what's in season below. Try the recipes on our Eating-in Recipes page. Go to Eating Out to find places to eat. Learn more about Food Sensitivities, and pick up Foodie Tips on tasty alternatives to everyday food and drink. And if you’re going abroad, use our Eating Away translated foodie phrases. Enjoy!
What's in season in September?Golden September is upon us - harvest time with wonderful local produce which can be enjoyed in a traditional style, or with a wee tweak or new twist.
Fruit and veg: apples, artichokes, aubergines, blackberries, cabbage, calabrese, carrots, cauliflower, courgettes, cucumber, damsons, elderberries, fennel, figs, grapes, kale, leeks, lettuce, marrow, melons, mushrooms, nectarines, onions, pak choi, parsnips, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, raspberries, rhubarb, spinach, swede, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnip.
Sustainable fish and light meat: brown trout, clams, crab, Dover sole, grey mullet, grouse, haddock, halibut, herring, John Dory, lemon sole, lobster, mackerel, mussels, oysters, partridge, plaice, rabbit, salmon, sardines, sea bass, squid, wood pigeon.
Try our September recipes:
For starters on cooler days, how about Carrot and Coriander Soup, Mussels with Ginger and Coriander or Portuguese-Style Clams, all so easy to make and so tasty!
Seasonal main meals include Parsnip Risotto, Mushroom Risotto, Fish Bites, Easy Fish Stew, Rabbit with Cider, Mustard and Thyme or Roast Guinea Fowl with Roasted Summer Vegetables, Courgette and Carrot Salad or even Apple and Potato Mash.
Still some room for afters? Here are some comforting autumnal favourites: Baked Apples, Stewed Plums, and comfort food winner Fruit Sponge Pudding yum!
Finally, drink seasonal too with these great juices: a fresh and light Carrot, Apple, Cucumber and Ginger Juice and an antioxidant-packed Green Smoothie made with spinach and mango.
Happy beginning of Autumn, foodie friends :)