Around this time of year, many of us change the way we cook at home. For the past several months we’ve been accustomed to lighter dishes to keep in tune with the warm weather of late summer and early autumn. However, every year as we reach the months of October and November, we pull the old switcheroo and go from dishes that make us feel lighter to rich dishes that are warm and comforting. This week’s food blog of the week, Feasting at Home, is a perfect representation of the dishes you’ll be looking forward to this season.
What we love most about Feasting at Home is how comforting the dishes are. Sylvia Fountaine, the brain behind the blog, is an established cater chef who dabbles in her own home cooking and has found a niche in comfort foods. Her Parsnip Gratin with Gruyere and Thyme and Maple Glazed Acorn Squash with Apple, Parsnip and Sage are both incredibly luxurious and make for perfect meals any night of the week. A bowl of Roasted Parsnip Soup with Toasted Hazelnuts is also a creamy dream for any chilly night.
Since the cold weather tends to keep many of us stranded inside, a go-to warming lunch menu is much needed. Feasting at Home does not fail to deliver. Whip up a bowl of Morel Mushrooms with Miso Brown Butter and Toasted Whole Wheat Spaghetti for a rich and meaty pasta dish, or an Heirloom Tomato Sandwich with a side of Fingerling Potatoes with Peas, Tarragon and Mustard Seed for a meal full of bold and hearty flavors. For a lighter but equally delicious option, we are huge fans of the Quinoa Cakes with Cherry Tomato, Mint and Chickpea Relish.
An interesting aspect of Feasting at Home is Sylvia’s focus on gluten-free options. I have personally started to dip my feet in the gluten-free pool as of recent, and it has proved better in terms of my eating habits and has given me some fun ways to experiment with different foods. Check out the recipe for Fava Beans and Fresh Corn Succotash with Coriander Crusted Sea Bass or the Spring Pea Risotto with Halibut, Spanish Chorizo and Mint for some delicious gluten-free dinner options. A bowl of the Chorizo and Corn Chili with Ancho and Chocolate and a side of Chanterelles with Creamy Polenta and Sage is also fantastic, with the savory polenta calming the heat from the spicy chorizo.
Feasting at Home has some truly inspired desserts for the winter months as well, starting with Mini Pear and Berry Crumbles with Nigella Seeds. We also love the Honey Roasted Apricot Tart with Mascarpone Cream and Star Anise. Apricots may not exactly be a seasonal fruit for winter, but this warm and luscious tart makes finding them more than worth it.
Feasting at Home is a fantastic food blog with plenty of recipes to feed you through the winter months and beyond! Cuddle up with a mug of hot cocoa and take a read, we know you’ll love it as much as we do. Cheers, and happy cooking!
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