Welcome to March, my friend! It’s been one heck of a winter. Thankfully, the ripe March produce is craveworthy perfection. Bonus: cooking with seasonal produce is both cost-effective and delicious. For this post, I’ve teamed up with 16 amazing food bloggers from around the world. They’ve shared their best recipes which showcase: brussels sprouts, leeks, lemon and cauliflower.
Here in the Colorado mountains, we expect snow until Mother’s Day! So this March, we’ll keep the fireplace going, flannel jammies on, and tuck into these delicious winter dishes to warm the soul.
Bold Brussels Sprouts
Think brussels are over-boiled or over-hyped? No way, man! All you need is a hot oven, a roasting pan, halved brussels and a little salt & olive oil. Roast until the outer edges are nice and crispy. Epic crunch and flavor depth. My 9-year-old snatches them off the hot pan before I’ve even set it down! Want even more flavor? These 4 food bloggers can raise your brussels sprouts game to restaurant quality!
Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Potatoes with Creamy Lemon Tahini Sauce, by Jessica at The Forked Spoon
Radicchio Mandarin and Brussels Sprouts Salad, by Lisa at Garlic and Zest
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Mustard & Hazelnuts, by Sarah at A Saucy Kitchen
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Pecans, by Elaine at Flavour and Savour.
A squeeze of lemon is perfect when you want flavors to POP. I love roasting lemons with other veggies. Aaaand, let’s be honest, I’ll never pass up an iced lemon cake, either! But have you tried lemon in granola? Rice? Asparagus pasta? Charring it for gin & tonic? Check out these 4 epic recipes that show off what a simple lemon can do!
Creamy Asparagus Lemon Vegan Pasta Salad, by Melanie at A Virtual Vegan
Good Morning Granola, by Amy at Bear Plate
Stop walking past those oversized green onions! They may look huge, but leeks are a mild, sweet and delicate type of onion. Try slicing and sautéing the white part of leeks as a substitute for onions. You’ve instantly elevated your dish to new heights. Ready for more? These 4 talented cooks have transformed leeks into your new favorite ingredient!
Leek & Gruyere Grilled Cheese by Elizabeth at Bowl of Delicious
Soba Noodles with Leeks, Sweet Onions & Egg, by Gina at Running to the Kitchen
Cauliflower shines when you give it some LOVE… just like people! My favorite is roasty-toasty cauli in a hot oven, but that’s just the beginning. Cauliflower loves to be marinated, sauced and seasoned. It soaks up flavors and is a chameleon ingredient. Wait til you see the recipes these 4 creative food bloggers have created with cauliflower!
Aloo Gobi (Dry Potato & Cauliflower) by Saima at Indian Ambrosia
Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Casserole by Melissa at Vegan Huggs
I hope this post helps you enjoy eating seasonal produce… even in the winter. But mostly, I hope you enjoy tucking into a new recipe! It’s fun to switch it up and break the everyday meal routine.
Which recipe has made your tastebuds water?
Be sweet to yourself, and happy cooking!