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 February?Okay, it's wet and windy BUT Valentine's month of love and romance is here for the lucky ones. And there's plenty to love in the kitchen too! It's a great month for fish and seafood: healthy, tasty, and romantic... and also very easy to cook! And for vegetarians, salsify is a good alternative. It's also known as oyster plant as it tastes similar when cooked. Does it have the same aphrodisiac properties? Do let us know via info@ sensitivefoodies.com or on our facebook page.
Fruit and veg: apples, Asian greens, cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac, chard, chicory, forced rhubarb, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, leeks, pak choi, parsnips, pears, purple sprouting broccoli, rhubarb, salsify, spinach, swede, turnip.
Sustainable fish and light meat: clams, cockles, crabs, dab, Dover sole, grey mullet, haddock, herring, John Dory, lemon sole, lobster, mussels (wild), oysters, rabbit (wild), red gurnard, red mullet, river / rainbow trout, scallops, sea bream (wild), whiting, witch, wood pigeon.
Some really easy starters which happen to be fabulously tasty and special include simple Oysters, Mussels with Ginger and Coriander, Wilted Greens with Toasted Sesame Seeds, in fact almost anything with toasted / dry-fried seeds!
For something more warming, try seasonal Celeriac Soup or Salmon and Leek Soup; real classics.
Easy Fish Stew or Vegetable Tagine are easy and tasty mains - simple but impressive!
Baked Bananas are always popular, but for a real treat, what about Poached Pears, Fresh Pineapple or basically any Fresh Fruit with home-made free-from dark Chocolate Sauce.
One last suggestion: Buckwheat Pancakes with Lemon and Agave Syrup? Well, it is pancake month, isn't it?