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 May?
Variety comes back to your gardens and grocers in May... Hooray!
Make the most of this month's seasonal local produce and the return of colourful, nutrient-rich salads and sunny flavours to the menu.
Fruit and veg: asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, gooseberries, Jersey Royal new potatoes, mint, new carrots, parsley, rhubarb, rocket, samphire, spinach, spring onions, watercress.
Sustainable fish and light meat: crab, Dover sole, haddock, halibut, herring, John Dory, lemon sole, mackerel, plaice, salmon, sardines, sea bass, sea trout, wood pigeon.
Succulent, tender asparagus contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients so let's find ways to eat it while it's in season. Roast Asparagus with Sesame Starter is very tasty as a side dish or starter; Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Salad is a very simple but delicious salad; and Special Niçoise Salad is a great twist on the classic Niçoise, without the beans and eggs that some people can't eat, but with plenty of flavour - it's a treat!
Get your seasonal greens in May with Spinach Tortilla, Baked Fish with Samphire and Garlic Mayonnaise, or superfood Quinoa with Sautéed Vegetables and Seeds.
And for May's fruits, why not make a Rhubarb and Gooseberry Crumble?
Please do send us any of your favourites for us to share on the site.
Bon appetit, foodies!