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 April?Isn't April bloomin' great? Blossom on the fruit trees, daffodils standing proud, and the sun still out in the evening... what's not to like?! So let's make the most of our longer days and stock up on seasonal produce, spring clean the kitchen cupboards and maybe even spring clean ourselves: think fresh; eat clean; let go of bad winter habits; try something new... that's sure to help put a spring in the stride!
Fruit and veg: asparagus, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, Jersey Royal new potatoes, kale, leeks, morel mushrooms, purple sprouting broccoli, radishes, rhubarb, rocket, sorrel, spinach, spring greens, watercress, wild garlic.
Sustainable fish and light meat: clams, cockles, cod, grey mullet, John Dory, oysters, red gurnard, red mullet, river / sea trout, turkey (free-randge), wild rabbit, wood pigeon.
Well, howzabout some lovely fresh spring-like soup for starter? These two are really great: Celeriac and Watercress Soup and Salmon and Leek Soup, or a very tasty and easy starter of Roast Asparagus with Sesame, mmm!
And some mains for everyone: a veggie option Spinach Tortilla - this one's very tasty with sweet potatoes for a change. Some more favourites are Mushroom Risotto, Thai Vegetable Curry and Cod with Colcannon which can be made with any other more sustainable firm fish. Ask your fishmonger's advice.
Enjoy your April!