We’re close to the end of autumn of 2022, which means we still have time to enjoy the slightly warmer weather with a delicious meal next to our loved ones. Therefore, we prepared a list with some nutritious and easy-to-make dishes to save time while providing nourishing properties. These meals can be made by anyone, regardless of the culinary experience, so you only need to follow the recipes carefully, and you’ll create the most aesthetic dish ever. Let’s get into it.
Salmon is not only tasty but also packed with plenty of nutrients (omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, B12). If combined with a healthy lifestyle, eating salmon can help reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent inflammation and protect brain health. You can cook salmon in various ways, but it would be best to pick it fresh. The smell shouldn’t be fishy, and the flesh must be bright and moist to preserve all the good stuff in it.
To get all those nutrients, here’s the recipe we recommend: stuffed salmon with Cajun seasoning. You’ll need the following:
Remember that salmon needs to be stored properly before cooking, so if you can’t prepare it the day you bought it, freeze it and then thaw it in cold water. Never let it sit at room temperature since it’s pretty fragile, and bacteria can build up.
Pumpkin chicken skillet
Not your average pumpkin drink! This recipe combines the sweet taste of pumpkin with a chicken skillet in a nectarous meal. Pumpkin is yet again the star of the meal regarding nutrients because it’s rich in vitamin A, nutrient-dense and provides antioxidant properties. This recipe will only take you 15 minutes to prepare. What you’ll need is the following:
We know that pumpkins are also used as decorations for Halloween, and even if you carve them and lay them on your solid wood cabinets or just place them around the house, it’s best not to waste them. Pumpkin waste is a concerning matter, especially around this date, when most of the flesh is thrown away instead of being used for something. So, next year, try to make the best out of your pumpkin by cooking or using it to feed birds.
Almost every nation has a specific type of delicious dumpling recipe, but now we’ll talk about Asian ones. Dumplings are a combination of ground meat (usually lamb or beef) wrapped in dough. However, you can also fill them only with vegetables of your choice. Most of the time, they’re steamed since this method allows the dumplings to maintain their shape and flavoursome.
To fully enjoy their chewy taste, you could make a soup with dumplings since the simmered broth will give the dumplings their full-bodied taste. However, keep in mind that you must cook them thoroughly, so take off your afternoon if it’s the first time you prepare the dish. For this recipe, you’ll need to cook the broth, make the wrappers and assemble the pork filling.
For the broth, you’ll have to simmer it for ten minutes, along with soy sauce, ginger and garlic.
Then refrigerate it for one hour. Next to the wrappers, you can also find them in the market already made, but preparing them yourself will be more fun. A stand mixer is preferable here because it’ll help you mix the flour and water until the dough is smooth in texture. The dough must then be cut into pieces and rolled to form little thin circles. Regarding the filling, you can do whatever you like, but try to steam the buns to maintain their taste.
This one-pot recipe will not only save time, but you’ll also make an impression at every dinner table. This dish goes wonderfully well with apple pie, roasted chicken and lasagne, so if you don’t know how to assemble your next table for a family night, here’s the best meal combination.
The sausage won’t be the star of the show here, but the garlic breadcrumbs will leave anyone speechless. For this recipe, you’ll need the following:
You can also use lentils in the mix to make it more homogeneous. Puy or green lentils are a great alternative to such a recipe. At the same time, the sausages don’t have to be made of pork; you can use whatever sausage composition you like. Finally, you can add flageolet to chickpeas to make the meal even more nutritious.
Once the cold season starts, we should eat more nourishing food to sustain our bodies for facing the cold. Therefore, we recommended the dishes above to help you pick the vitamins your body needs to store enough healthy fat to get through the winter.
So, what do you think about these dishes?