The Food Coach

Market Fresh Report 17th - 23rd July 2017

The Food Coach

Broccolini
Highly nutritious broccolini is a superb choice for winter. The crunchy stem and mini broccoli-lie top can all be eaten, so no wastage.
Fennel
Fennel is a top buy this week. Add sliced fennel to rich meat or chicken casseroles for texture and flavour. Pan-fry with fish or thinly slice and toss shredded fennel into a salad with parmesan. Use the feathery leaves instead of dill in recipes
Cauliflower
Pop a cauli in the trolley this week. Premium quality cauliflowers are a good buy this week
Brussels sprouts
Nutritious Brussels sprouts are full of goodness and the quality is superb
English spinach
English spinach is milder in flavour than silverbeet, its vibrant green leaves and tender stems are delicious. Add baby spinach leaves to an omelette, salads.
Carrots
Premium carrots from Tasmania and Victoria are ideal for roasting with fresh thyme, honey, orange zest or garlic. Roasting intensifies the flavour making carrots perfect for serving hot as a side dish.
Parsnip
Winter is the best time of the year to make the most of tasty parsnips. Delicious roasted, pureed or turned into a flavoursome soup.
Potatoes
Potatoes make a meal more wholesome and satisfying. Warm up with roasted, boiled or mashed potatoes. Brushed Sebago, Desiree, Pontiac and new potatoes are all well priced.
Corella pears
Corella pears are a small to medium sized pear with a crisp dense white-flesh and the skin colour has a distinct pinkish-red blush. Delicious poached, Corella pears are also perfect served cut into wedges to add to a cheese board or salad.
Tangelos
Tangelos are delicious. Sweet, extra juicy segments are also packed with vitamin C. For a stunning quick dessert, toss tangelo segments with halved hulled strawberries.
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Blood oranges
Blood oranges are ultra-juicy. Segment fruit over a bowl and reserve the juice. Use blood orange juice in marinades, salad dressings or drizzle over pan-fried fish or chicken.
Apples
Apples are a winter staple; enjoy Pink Lady, Fuji, Jazz and Red Delicious apples as a healthy snack or cook up the pies, crumbles, muffins or a sweet apple puree using Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples.
Avocados
Premium Hass avocados from Southern Queensland and Northern NSW are plentiful,
Strawberries
Aromatic and favoursome strawberries are also a good source of fibre
Broccolini
Fennel
Cauliflower
Brussels sprouts
English spinach
Carrots
Parsnip
Potatoes
Corella pears
Tangelos
Blood oranges
Apples
Avocados
Strawberries


Seasonal Recipes - Winter


Pineapple Gingerbread Crumble
Pineapple is available all year round which makes this dish a winter delight. A warm and comforting sweet treat with the spice of ginger to stimulate your digestion and tastebuds. Recipe courtesy of Australian Pineapples

Zatar chicken with roasted vegetables and olives
Zaatar is a middle eastern spice mix made from thyme, sesame seeds, sumac and salt. It's pretty easy to source these days and is available from most good delis and greengrocers. Liguria Olives are petite olives which traditionally came from Liguria in Italy (near the French border.) They are allowed to ripen on the tree until they are brown, purplish or black.

Cauliflower Soup
This recipe is from the winter section of The Greengrocer’s Diet (Pan MacMillan RRP ($39.99) It's super simple to make and tastes delicious served with rye bread, tahini and chopped tomato.

Raw Rios
This recipe from the book Hippie Lane by Taline Gabrielian (Murdoch Books $39.99) looks delicious and reminds me of these biscuits Wagon Wheels - but healthier of course

Asian chicken, noodle and sprout salad
This salad with its combination of textures and flavours is a substantial meal for both lunch and dinner. If you don't have Thai basil you can use coriander instead.

Roasted beetroot soup with soured macadamia cream
It’s sour cream, but not as you know it! This amazing macadamia rendition is definitely worth trying. Recipe Courtesy of Australian Macadamias