What’s in season in August?
The cheapest & most flavoursome fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices are likely to be in season! Cooking with fruit and vegetables that are in season will save you money, as well as ensuring the food you cook has the most flavour. In Australia during August, you will find a range of fruit and veg to work with as your in season options. A complete list of seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices can be found below.
Spotlight on Lemon
Lemon has been used for it’s therapeutic properties for centuries and is well known to strengthen the immune system, cleanse your stomach & purify your blood. They are full of nourshing vitamins & minerals such as vitamin C, B6, A & E, magnesium, potasium, calcium and iron just to name a few. The immune boosting potential of lemons alone make them a worthy addition to your winter diet, however did you know that lemons can also assist in preventing constipation, high blood pressure and diseases like diabetes? They are also great for your skin, hair and teeth!
Here are a few of our favourite Lemon recipe
- Lemon Chilli Prawn Spaghetti by ThermoOMG
- Skinnymixer’s Greek Lemon & Egg Soup
- Lemon Meringue Pie by Thermomix Baking Blogger
- Ginger & Vitamin C Boost Juice by Quirky Cooking
Spotlight on Beetroot
Rich in fibre, calcium, iron, vitamins A & C, folic acid & potassium, Beetroot is a winter superfood. Used for centuries for liver disorders, as it helps stimulate the liver’s detoxification processes, it is also known to help prevent constipation and lower cholesterol! Both the leaves and the root can be eaten & it is delicious raw, cooked or pickled. The leaves are delicious simply sautéed with some fresh garlic and a little ginger or can be used as you would use other leafy green vegetables such as Bok Choy.
Beetroot is sweet & earthy and extremely versatile being used in both savoury & sweet dishes.
Here are a few of our favourite beetroot recipes!
- Beetroot Feta Tart by Thermomix Baking Blogger
- Roast Beetroot and Cashew Dip by ThermoBexta
- Quinoa Salad with Maple Pecans & Haloumi by ThermoBexta
- Chocolate Beetroot Cake by Thermomix Baking Blogger
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Fruit in season in August
- Custard Apple
Vegetables in season in August
- Asian Greens
- Broad beans
- Brussels sprouts
- Spring onion
- Snow peas
- Sweet potato
Herbs and spices in season in August