CT FM 023: May Foods In Season

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Welcome to our twenty third Podcast at Recipe This and welcome to our latest cooking tips Podcast.


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What Is Featured In This Podcast?

Introduction – in this section I will be introducing you to the May Podcast and sharing with you more information about the foods that are in season in May and why we move them at recipethis.com.

May Foods In Season – here you will find a list of the top 10 foods that are in season in May. Expect lots of delicious vegetables and fish that is perfect for Paleo, Mediterannean and Slimming World fans. In other words if you love your fruit and vegetables when they are in season then you will love this!

National Food Holidays – Discover what food holidays are happening in May. From the one off national food days, to the monthly traditional food holidays. There are lots of great days for you to get into the spirit with.

Slimming World Red Pepper Hummus – For those of you that are on Slimming World then this is the dip that can be used on absolutely everything.

Links & Resources Mentioned In Cooking Tips FM 021:

Welcome to our May in season Podcast here at RecipeThis.com. At home with the Milners we love May and the seasonal produce that comes with it. May to us is huge amounts of fresh strawberries and the sun on our back while we dive into barbeque season.

Strawberries is one of my favourite fruits and along with my daughter Sofia we will dive into them when they are in season and taste their best. When I was pregnant with her, I had more than I should and still craving has passed onto her. When she was being weaned onto solids she would refuse to eat anything. BUT pass her a strawberry and you will soon wonder where it has gone!!!

We have a few outdoor spaces at our home that are just perfect for the barbeque. We love to have warm jacket potatoes, coleslaw, a big salad along with whatever meat we have in the house at the time. Normally, there will always be big fat juicy sausages, sizzling burgers, chicken kebabs and we often have a thing for some chicken kebabs.

The weather in Portugal in May can be hit and miss. Some times we can have a really warm 29 or 30 degrees other times we are lucky if it hits 25c. So we tend to watch the weather and embrace the best days with a family barbeque.

We will get involved in putting it together and then enjoy it with lots of fun and laughter. Though someone needs to explain to our 2 year old that it is sweetcorn that the cobb holders go on, NOT the white onions like she seems to think!

May Foods In Season

Cooking Tips Podcasts | Welcome to CTFM 23 & May Foods In Season from RecipeThis.com

I am sure what you really want to know is what the main foods in season are right now. Well I have highlighted what I consider to be the top 10 as there is just way too much choice. Way too many foods to get excitable about and it is hard to know where to start. These are also the foods that are in season in May that are not expensive to source and you could imagine cooking a variety of recipes with.

Foods In Season #1 – New Potatoes

Cooking Tips Podcasts | Why Eat New Potatoes from RecipeThis.com

Bring me some new potatoes cooked in garlic butter and with some fresh herbs and then I am in complete food heaven. They just taste so good when they are combined together and make a perfect side dish for some steamed fish or meat. They are actually one of those food types that I could just talk about it and I am hungry!

New Potato Recipe Suggestions

Instant Pot | Instant Pot Garlic Butter New Potatoes recipe from RecipeThis.com

Starting off with my garlic potatoes in the Instant Pot. Just because they are so easy and so delicious when they are made like this. Plus they are a perfect alternatives to chips or to roasties with your dinner.

After this I would also suggest:

Foods In Season #2 – Peppers

Cooking Tips Podcasts | Why Eat Pepper from RecipeThis.com

Yeah….peppers are back after last been featured in the Podcast in March. I love them and buy them in packs of 3 where you have the green, yellow and red in one pack. Then I can have rainbow salads, omelettes and so many other delicious peppery treats.

Pepper Recipe Suggestions

Foods in Season | Kaylyns stuffed peppers recipe

For a delicious peppery start I would recommend starting with Kalyns Stuffed Peppers. They are filled with brown rice and I doubt you could just have the one!

After this I would also suggest:

Foods In Season #3 – Fresh Mint

Cooking Tips Podcasts | Why Eat Mint from RecipeThis.com

If you want to embrace a fresh herb, then it doesn’t get any better than the beautiful mint that is in full season in May. It makes a perfect seasoning for a meal and once you start adding fresh mint to meals you won’t want to go back!

Mint Recipe Suggestions

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Starting your mint cooking feast we recommend that you start with some After 8 Mint Icecream. It is the perfect time of year for some refreshing icecream and this is a favourite of mine.

After this I would also suggest:

Foods In Season #4 – Apricots

Cooking Tips Podcasts | Why Eat Apricots from RecipeThis.com

This is a totally new fruit for us to share on our podcast and on our food blog. Its not that that we are anti apricots because we are not. In fact we love them a lot! Its just something that sits in our fruit bowl come spring to summer time and then forgotten the rest of the time!

Apricot Recipe Suggestions

Foods in Season | Pan-Fried and Roasted Pork Chops with Apricot-Dijon Sauce

We are kick starting things with some pan fried pork chops with a delicious apricot and mustard sauce. This dish is perfect for a night in for two that is also low carb and doesn’t break the bank.

After this I would also suggest:

Foods In Season #5 – Bananas

Cooking Tips Podcasts | Why Eat Bananas from RecipeThis.com

The bright yellow fruit are back by popular demand. They are perfectly ripe in May and are perfect both in savoury or sweet dishes. I say savoury because I grew up on my parents having them in their curries. It certainly added a lot of flavour to it.

Banana Recipe Suggestions

"Here are the ingredients for our McDonalds strawberry & banana frappe recipe"

I am starting the recipes off with my banana and strawberry smoothie. Just because in the summer you just want something cool and refreshing and full of fresh fruit to make your afternoons complete.

After this I would also suggest:

Foods In Season #6 – Beef

Cooking Tips Podcasts | Why Eat Beef from RecipeThis.com

We starting the in season meat this month with beef. It is one of those meats that you could live on as your main meat forever and never feel like anything else is missing out. Enjoy beef wellington, roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding, stew and dumplings along with many more classic dishes.

Beef Recipe Suggestions

Whole 30 Recipes | Whole 30 Beef Pot Roast In The Instant Pot recipe from RecipeThis.com

For beef recipe suggestions lets start with beef pot roast cooked in the Instant Pot. But better than that lets make it whole 30 compliant so that it super healthy and also super tasty. Then serve this whenever you feel the need for some good old comfort food.

After this I would also suggest:

Foods In Season #7 – Pork

Cooking Tips Podcasts | Why Eat Pork from RecipeThis.com

So if beef is the more expensive meat, how about going down the frugal end with some delicious pork. Pork often gets the raw end of the deal with it being so cheap but it can taste amazing. Plus if you compare how much the fillet costs on beef compared to pork you will understand why a lot of families eat it on a daily basis.

Pork Recipe Suggestions

Instant Pot | Instant Pot Bite Sized BBQ Pork Ribs recipe from RecipeThis.com

I just love these bite sized pork ribs. They fit perfectly into the Instant Pot, are also amazing in the crockpot or you could even cook them on low in the oven. Then serve them up with a salad, or coleslaw and you have a fantastic lunch, dinner or supper.

After this I would also suggest:

Foods In Season #8 – Chicken

Cooking Tips Podcasts | Why Eat Chicken from RecipeThis.com

I just adore chicken. It is just so versatile that you get some frozen chicken out of the freezer the night before and come up with 100’s of different ways to cook it. Each of them feeling like a completely different meal and perfect for people with completely different cooking abilities.

Chicken Recipe Suggestions

Airfryer Recipes | Air Fryer Chicken – 3 Delicious Leftover Air Fryer Chicken Recipes from RecipeThis.com

Lets start with the 3 delicious leftover chicken recipes mentioned in this post. We have barbequed chicken wings, Philadelphia herby chicken and Thai mango chicken. All three of them are so easy to make and are perfect for quick easy dinners.

After this I would also suggest:

Foods In Season #9 – Tuna

Cooking Tips Podcasts | Why Eat Tuna from RecipeThis.com

You mention tuna and it is one of those foods that we are all into. We love it from the can or fresh from the fish mongers and it is so cheap compared to other premium fish. Plus it can be like chicken when you add it to food and just so easy.

Tuna Recipe Suggestions

"tuna pasta recipe"

Lets start with some tuna pasta. It is something I have when it is the night before grocery shopping and I am low on food in the fridge. I can then make a quick pasta sauce, add some tuna and boil some pasta and I have dinner. Plus add fresh vegetables to it and it is amazing how far the meal will stretch.

After this I would also suggest:

Foods In Season #10 – Halibut

Cooking Tips Podcasts | Why Eat Halibut from RecipeThis.com

Last on the list is halibut. It is delicious and perfect for summer meals. When a recipe calls out for white fish add halibut and you won’t be disappointed. You can use it in fishcakes, fish stews or just steamed with vegetables for a healthy lunch.

Halibut Recipe Suggestions

Slow Cooker Recipes | Welcome to my Paleo Moqueca Brazilian Fish Stew In The Slow Cooker recipe from RecipeThis.com

I first made this Brazilian Fish Stew just after giving birth to my third child. It became an amazing comfort food for those sleepless nights and is now a family favourite. Even better you could use any white fish to make this dish.

After this I would also suggest:

May Food Holidays

I just love this part of the Podcast. It is just so much fun finding out about all the different quirky holidays that are happening in each month. It often also involves a lot of sweet stuff that we officially have an excuse to eat at a certain time of the year!

These are the highlights for May Monthly Themes:

  • National Barbeque Month
  • National Loaded Potato Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Salsa Month
  • National Strawberry Month

For May daily food holidays we have:

  • National Chocolate Truffle Day = 2nd of May
  • National Raspberry Tart Day = 3rd of May
  • National Chocolate Custard Day = 3rd of May
  • National Homebrew Day = 4th of May
  • National Enchilada Day = 5th of May
  • National Roast Leg Of Lamb Day = 7th of May
  • National Coconut Cream Pie Day = 8th of May
  • National Shrimp Day = 9th of May
  • National Liver & Onions Day = 10th of May
  • National Eat What You Want Day = 11th of May
  • National Apple Pie Day = 13th of May
  • National Fruit Cocktail Day = 13th of May
  • National Hummus Day = 13th of May
  • National Chocolate Chip Day = 15th of May
  • National Barbeque Day = 16th of May
  • National Cherry Cobbler Day = 17th of May
  • National Cheese Souffle Day = 18th of May
  • National Quiche Lorraine Day = 20th of May
  • National Pick Strawberries Day = 20th of May
  • National Strawberries & Cream Day = 21st of May
  • National Vanilla Pudding Day = 22nd of May
  • National Wine Day = 25th of May
  • National Blueberry Cheesecake Day = 26th of May
  • National Beef Day = 27th of May
  • National Brisket Day = 28th of May
  • National Biscuit Day = 29th of May

Slimming World Red Pepper Hummus

Welcome to our latest Slimming World recipe and today on our podcast we are sharing with you our Slimming World Red Pepper Hummus.

Welcome to our latest Slimming World recipe and today on our podcast we are sharing with you our Slimming World Red Pepper Hummus. It brings out the delicious May in season red peppers and its hard to believe that this is actually Slimming World friendly.

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  1. Slice the top off the peppers and once removed pull out the seeds. Slice them into quarters and place them in the Airfryer. Dry fry them for 20 minutes on 200c until they have a black coating. Remove them with tongs and put to one side.
  2. In the Airfryer place the onion with a teaspoon of olive oil and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. When they have cooled down (or enough to touch) peel off the skin on the pepeprs.
  4. Place the onion and the peppers into a blender. Add all the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
  5. Place in the fridge for an hour to chill.
  6. Serve.
This makes a good bowl of hummus and is great for sharing with another 3 people. Given that it just has 1 teaspoon of olive oil means that it works out at ½ a Syn per person.

Slimming World Recipes | Slimming World Red Pepper Hummus recipe from RecipeThis.com

That’s A Wrap

Thanks for listening to our Podcast and don’t forget how easy it is to transform your dinner plate to include lots of seasonal produce. It is a great way to get excited about what is in season and to vary what you eat for dinner and to get your kids excited about fresh local food.

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Meet The Milners

Samantha and Dominic

Dominic & Samantha Milner are the founders of RecipeThis.com. They love cooking, blogging and being full time parents to their three food obsessed kids. They cook with their kitchen gadgets everyday and love sharing their homemade recipes. Their favourite foods include chocolate, air fryer burgers and macaroni cheese. You can learn more about them here or you can sign up for their free newsletter here.

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