Autumn

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Autumn is my favourite season. I love the colours of the leaves and the slight chill in the air although it is still fairly warm during sunny days. It is the time of preparing for school, buying sharp pencils, crispy books and new pens. I also love the fact that I am now able to make stews, soups, casseroles and anything hot. I love bowls of warm soup, especially when it is raining heavily outside and my old house shakes and wobbles in the heavy storms as it has done for over a 100 years. There is something so satisfying about using your own produce as well and the autumn month is packed with goodies such as rhubarb, cauliflower, parsnips, carrots, beets and more. And the blueberries, oh my. I am like a blueberry-vacuum cleaner because I pick for days to freeze for later use.

Many of the recipes you will find here are 'in season' during the autumn months although keep in mind that what we have in season in Iceland may be different to what you are used to in your country. Some of the recipe may not contain ingredients that are 'in season' but may have bribed me to be allowed in the autumn category.


A lovely African recipe, packed with vitamin C, fibre, antioxidants and protein

Swahili Style Halibut with Peanut Sauce

There is a strong Swahili influence in this recipe because by the Indian Ocean (especially in Kenya) you will find ingredients such as ginger, garlic, onion, tomatoes, peppers and fish.

This is one way you can give children the hated broccoli

Sweet Dinosaur Juice

Well the juice is not exactly made from dinosaurs or for dinosaurs (I guess you figured that out) but they name is actually designed to make the juice more appealing for kids...and it works (at lea

I love this drink in the morning

Sweet Potato Morning Juice

This is a sweet and delicious juice which has one unusual ingredient, sweet potato. Don't be afraid to use it though, you won't detect any potato taste.

I often make this bread when I have leftover sweet potatoes

Sweet Potato, Cornmeal and Millet Bread

I made this bread once when I had leftover sweet potatoes. Since then I always try to have some leftover sweet potatoes when cooking them. I love their slightly sweet taste in the bread.

A lovely Indian vegetable dish

Sweet Potatoes and Spinach

If your haemoglobin levels are low, this recipe is perfect because you have iron in the spinach and vitamin C in the sweet potatoes.

250 grams carrots 1 garlic clove 1.5 teaspoon mustard seeds (black) 1 teaspoon g

Tanzanian Sambaro Carrots

These carrots I often call "carrots with a twist" and I love them served as a side dish of African or Indian food.

My husband's favourite Thai dish

Thai Chicken and Noodles in Satay Sauce

My husband loves, loves, loves this recipe. It is one of his favourite meals.

A lovely and fragrant soup with lots of flavours

Thai Laksa

I know that the recipe seems very, very complicated.

The cheapest and simplest soup around there is! Perfect for the fridge clear out

The Cheapest Soup

I don't know if in your part of the world you have a soup called "Nail Soup" as we do in Iceland...you probably do though....most households must have the kind of soup which is so cheap it almost costs nothing and to which you might add every vegetable left over in your fridge or freezer and it still tastes ok.

Mild and nice little nut loafs

Tomato Mini Nut Loafs

These are lovely little loafs/patties which are perfect on your Christmas table if you are a vegetarian. They also look quite festive if you team them with a nice, green salad.

The one meal that warms my body to the core

Traditional Icelandic Rice Pudding

Hands down, there is nothing that puts warmth in my body as fast as rice pudding. I absolutely adore it and could eat it every day during the winter.

A very popular and healthy salad, packed with protein and low in fat

Tuna Salad

When preparing my husband's lunch I am always trying to maintain a balance of complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats.

These wraps (pictured) were served at the equator in Uganda

Uganda Wraps with Avocado and Carrots

The wraps pictured were the ones I was served at the equator in Uganda when we were travelling there en route to Rwanda (gorilla trekking).

Not exactly like the Italian do it but I still love this lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna with Minced Soy Meat

Please do not make this recipe if you have Italian in-laws...Although I absolutely love this lasagna and so does my husband, I am not sure it would be appreciated by those who are used to authentic

One of my favourite pies, packed with protein and calcium

Vegetable Pie with Nut and Seeds Crust

This one is perfect if you are gluten intolerant but still want some pie. I love that you can make pies without using pastry (wheat, butter and all that).

An easy and satisfying curry dish

Vegetables in Thai Green Curry and Coconut Sauce

Tasty, cheap and filling, that's a combination I always like. This is a curry dish that falls into the "in between" category of being a soup or vegetables with curry sauce.

A sauce that is as healthy as it is deep blue

Warm Blueberry and Vanilla Sauce

I absolutely love this sauce. It is so good with everything. I use it on pancakes, waffles, on ice cream, in milk shakes and whatever I think goes well with blueberries.

Such a lovely soup and reminds me so much of Zanzibar

Zanzibar Carrot and Coconut Soup

This soup reminds me a lot of a soup I had at the Archipelago restaurant, Zanzibar in September 2007.

A very refreshing and cleansing drink which always reminds me of Zanzibar

Zanzibar Lemon Grass Tea

I first tasted this tea in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

The bowl seen in the photo I bought in a small market in Stone Town, Zanzibar

Zanzibar Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

This recipe is from a book called Zanzibar Kitchen and is a favourite of mine.

A lovely tomato soup which always reminds me of Africa

Zanzibar Tomato Soup

I have lost the count of how many tomato soups I have eaten during my travels in Africa (Eastern-Africa).