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 January?
Fruit and veg: apples, beetroot, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, forced rhubarb, greens, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, leeks, pak choi, parsnips, pears, rocket, turnip, shallots, spinach, squash.
Sustainable fish and light meat: clams, cockles, crabs, dab, goose, guinea fowl, haddock, halibut, hare, John Dory, langoustines, lemon sole, lobster, mackerel, mussels, oysters, partridge, plaice, prawns, red gurnard, red mullet, rainbow trout, sea bream, scallops, turkey (free-range), woodcock, witch.
If you're not one for 'New Year's resolutions' and giving things up, how about a year-round commitment to eating well and feeling good? Our January recipes are a good place to start:
Stay warm and nourished with these wonderful seasonal soups: Beetroot and Potato Soup, Parsnip Soup or Celeriac Soup.
Other seasonal starters for seafood lovers are these treats: Mussels with ginger and coriander and Portuguese-style Clams.
Main course suggestions for January are veggie options: Parsnip Risotto or Mixed Vegetable Thai Green Curry; omega 3 and antioxidant-rich Grilled Fish with Red Pepper Sauce, and our fabulous Easy Fish Stew; and to up the antioxidants even further in this month of mass detoxification, serve with a Kale Salad.
How about a seasonal fruity dessert that won't pile on the pounds? Baked Apples are a homely pud while Pears with free-from Chocolate Sauce are a real treat.
For some detoxification in a refeshing glass, do try our Carrot, Apple, Cucumber and Ginger Juice or a Green Smoothie.
To find other recipes, go to our Eating In recipes page.
Bon appetit and here's to a happy and healthy 2015