Welcome to Suppers in Season!
I’m Caroline, the writer and recipe creator behind Suppers in Season; a collection of everyday, easy recipes with a healthy focus, inspired by the seasons. I am a student Naturapathic Nutritional Therapist and I use my evolving knowledge to create healthy, nutritious dishes.
In September 2018 I was diagnosed with stage IV bowel cancer. I am undergoing treatment and putting my nutritional/health knowledge to good use supporting my body. If you would like to follow more of my cancer journey, you can read about it here.
My food is simple and healthy (with a few healthier treats thrown in), with the emphasis on whole foods and lots of vegetables, and generally free from refined sugar. My recipes are meant for everyday cooks and food lovers like me. All the recipes are my own.
You will find a large number of my recipes are vegetarian, or easy to adapt, and often I give vegan options too. I gave up eating meat when I had my first colon operation, and now eat a diet heavily focused on plant based foods (which I personally believe is very beneficial to the body).
So why seasonal? Well, eating anything NOT in season is a very new concept – it wasn’t possible a couple of generations ago! And whilst we may all love to be able to get avocados all year round, trying to mainly eat local, seasonal produce has huge benefits.
In season, food is at its freshest, tastiest and most nutritious, and an added bonus, at its cheapest! With the abundance of produce available all year round in supermarkets, it is sometimes hard to remember when produce is at its best, so I encourage you to think about the seasons and let them guide how you eat; look for what is most abundant and full of vibrant colour in local farmers’ markets and shops. Read more here about why you should try to eat seasonally.
Don’t get too caught up in the details of my recipes or stress about every ingredient. They are inspiration as much as instruction. Try swapping the odd ingredient; sweet potato instead of parsnip, rice instead of quinoa. Play with herbs and spices, don’t worry if you don’t have every flavour every time. You may surprise yourself with something new!
Read, grow, cook and most of all, enjoy.
Disclaimer: I am not a qualified doctor, nutritionist or dietician. This website and these recipes arose from my love of healthy home cooking and my wish to share them. I also like to share thoughts and tips I have gained on cooking and nutrition along the way. However, I do not claim to have professional medical or nutritional knowledge and this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. Please seek the advice of a healthcare professional if you have specific health concerns