A is for Asparagus in season right now. Linking you up to some delicious recipes

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Asparagus is in season right now.  It’s in abundance (love that word, do you?), at the moment in Australia as it’s a spring vegetable.  Asparagus is low in calories, has a decent amount of dietary fibre and protein, is anti-inflamatory and has a wide variety of anti-oxident nutrients, bascially it’s good for you.  It does have an unusual side effect of making some people’s wee smell (click here for a commentary from The Guardian on it but be warned some of the comments have gone off on a tangent about other smelly bodily fluids too) it has something to do with sulphur compounds in it breaking down during digestion or something!

Back onto the nicer side of asparagus I’ve pulled together a few delicious looking recipes and sending out some link love to the clever people who came up with them.

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Erin, of Erin Made this was a fellow “Clever Cookie” on the blogging course I recently did and I have been admiring her Lemon, Ricotta & Asparagus Galette and her beautiful photo’s (like this one of the galette).

For a super simple side dish Jo-Anna of “A Pretty Life in the Suburbs” has a wonderfully quick & easy Roasted Asparagus recipe just convert 500 F to 260 C (yes it’s hot).

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You’ve got to check out;

The Shaved Asparagus Pizza from Annie’s Eats

The Grilled Asparagus & Creamy Lemon Quinoa from Green Kitchen Stories

Gorgonzola, Asparagus & Hazelnut Risotto , yum, yes please.

or try this gorgeous looking Asparagus Ribbon Salad from My New Roots

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(photo credit My New Roots)

Another talented “Clever Cookie” Lucy from Play, Bake, Smile has just made this yummy Bacon, Asparagus & Tomato Spring Pasta (photo credit Play Bake Smile)

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I have a very simple mid week Grilled Chicken, Asparagus & Spaghetti dish that I’ve talked about before and we had again this week.

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And finally, I also love to just wrap a spear up in prosciutto!

Will you try any of these? Would love it if you would like to share your favourite asparagus recipe too.

 
 
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6 comments on “A is for Asparagus in season right now. Linking you up to some delicious recipes

  1. Shannon @ Oh Creative Day
    October 17, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I’ve always been at a bit of a loss with asparagus. You’ve sorted me right out! Thanks lovely lady x

    • Vicki
      October 17, 2014 at 9:11 pm

      Pleasure! I’m just waiting for a chance to make the galette.x

  2. Sasha @ From the Left Field
    October 17, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Oh awesome work! I never knew there were so many things you could do with asparagus! I’ve always had that gross canned asparagus stuck in my head from my childhood. These recipes are the bomb! I’m off to give them a whirl! 🙂

    • Vicki
      October 17, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you! Now I’ve got a picture of that tinned stuff in my head and that disgusting colour it was! Thanks for stopping by. x

  3. Liz @ I Spy Plum Pie
    October 23, 2014 at 9:09 am

    I’m definitely making the most of asparagus season right now! I love it in salads, risottos, quiches, you name it!

    • Vicki
      October 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Hi, it’s so good isn’t it? thanks for stopping by.

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