October’s Four Seasons Food Roasting Round-Up!
November 5, 2013
This month’s guest host is the ever-so-lovely Karen from one of my very favourite blogs Lavender and Lovage. Please do read through to see which of these lovely entries Karen’s selected to enter our Winner’s gallery.
Hot off the mark our first Roasting entry came from Tina at The Spicy Pear, with a wonderfully warming Roasted Butternut Squash Soup gloriously flavoured with a whole bulb of garlic no less, thyme, nutmeg, chilli and balsamic. Heaven in a bowl most definitely. And a beautiful bowl at that!
Well Worn Whisk made her debut into the addictive world of bloggie challenges with a fabulous dish of punchily flavoured Maple & Dijon Roasted Roots with Puy Lentils & Feta. Now what a dish to start with Rachel, please bring them on if this is a taste of what’s in the offing!
Next up came an Eat Your Veg entry from myself with my Roast Butternut, Onion & Sage Tart, made with caramelised roasted butternut squash, sweetly cooked onions, Parmesan and plenty of fresh sage. A great veggie option or if like us you don’t eat too much meat.
The Taste Space linked up her highly successful recipe re-creation for Tamarind Roasted Eggplant and Chickpeas, which sounds like a zingy, healthy and exceptionally tasty bowl of vegan loveliness to me 🙂
Feeria’s Cookery Journal next brought an intriguing Chestnut Velouté with Crispy Bacon. I’ve never thought of making a soup with chestnuts but what a cracking idea it is, especially with the luxurious topping of bacon nibblets. How very lovely, and a recipe stored in my memory banks for christmas!.
Caroline Makes roasted some sticky and lip-smackingly good looking Barbecue Pork Ribs and served to remind us that ribs shouldn’t just be side lined for barbie weather but could just as easily (and possibly better) be oven roasted.
A feast fit for any King was cooked and served by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary at her Canadian Thanksgiving party. A truly spectacular and mouth-watering menu which you really must go see and read to believe! Trust me. You’ll be drooling. And wanted to peg it up to the Shetlands for the leftovers. And as for the gin cocktails, well wow, what a way to end a party!
It was then back to myself at Eat Your Veg for my Roasted Roots Soup, a dairy-free yet rich, creamy and decadent soup of various oven-roasted roots. My kids just can’t get enough of it, and it’s been requested for tea again tonight. Seeing as I’ve just taken delivery of this week’s veg box they may just been in luck!.
The Gluten Free Alchemist offered us some exceptionally tasty-looking Roasted Aubergines with Quinoa, Pine Nuts & Vegetable Stuffing. Oodles of flavour and pretty darned healthy to boot! Yuuuuum.
The ultimate comfort food nirvana came in the form of Stuffed Swedish Meatballs, from Anneli over at Delicieux of course! What really could be better than a plate of authentic Swedish meatballs other than a whopper giant one stuffed with a heady mix of anchovies and cheese and served with a creamy sauce and a mountain of mash?! I need not say more.
Shabby Chick offered our only roasting breakie recipe with her homemade Autumn Granola with Pumpkin Seeds. And served to remind me to put to good use my ever increasing pot of pumpkin seeds AND finally get it together to make my first ever granola!. Andrea’s recipe looks a truly tasty crunchy munch.
Karen of Lavender and Lovage linked up her Hot Baked Tatties with Haggis recipe. And made me question why I’ve never thought of this heady lunchtime treat of a combination before?!. I do love a spot of haggis, and I’m sure this would be the perfect antidote to a miserable and dank day.
And our final FSF Roasting entry came in soupy form from Jacqueline over at How to be a Gourmand with her Roasted Butternut and Chorizo Soup. A beautifully warming spiced bowl of deliciousness that’ll certainly knock the socks off a windy and wet Autumnal day! Oh yes.
Well that’s it for the October Roasting Round-Up folks, before I hand you over to the exceptionally capable hands of Karen to choose a winner……
And she picked Tina of The Spicy Pear’s Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, here’s what Karen had to say about it:
“I LOVED the use of seasonal squash in this recipe and soups are always such a great way to sneak veggies into family meals! This one was packed with flavour with the addition of chilli, spices and herbs for a comforting and hearty soup with a seasonal kick – perfect for these colder autumn days we are experiencing!”
Thank you so much to everyone who took part and to the lovely Karen for taking the time to judge our winner for us. As ever I’ve had so much fun hosting, so much fun in fact that I’m hosting again in November (well actually giving Anneli a little time off after her taking over for most of the summer!). Please do bob over to November’s FSF event and join in the fun again….for our last Autumnal month we’re Souping, Stewing and One Pot Wondering.