If there is such a thing as a must-have regarding food, at the moment it’s absolutely vegetables from grandma’s time.
Old fashion vegetables are the bold colors and power flowers among foods. Here’s my top 5 old school vegetables (plus recipes) that are in season right now that you really should try.

Contains lots of fiber, potassium, folate and vitamin C and aids in digestion, energy metabolism, muscle function and supports the immune system.

Recipe: Toss carrot sticks and parsnip sticks with olive oil, ground coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper. Roast at 400° F/200° C, tossing once, until browned and tender.

Brussels sprouts 
Sweet Brussel Sprouts recipe
Brussel sprouts contain lots of vitamin A, C, E, K and manganese. The benefits of Brussels sprouts are a.o. healthy skin, they fight inflammation, aid in digestion, ensure proper brain and nerve function and promote bone health. 

Recipe: maple sweet Brussel Sprouts with cinnamon tofu, raisins and almond topping



Kale is full of vitamin A, C and K and copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Kale is beneficial for bone health, anti-aging and supportive in the treatment of acne.  

Recipe: stir fry half a clove of garlic, add kale and 2 eggs with a little bit of salt and pepper.


Sweet potato and pumpkin
Sweet potato is full of fibers that aid in digestion and keep your blood sugar level more in balance than regular potatoes. Pumpkin is full of vitamins A, C, fiber, beta-caroteen and potassium and is beneficial for a eye sight and cholesterol levels. Moreover, pumpkin is full of powerful nutrients that treat acne, slow down premature skin aging, restore water balance, aid in weight loss and even reduce your chances of developing certain types of cancer (National Cancer Institute.

Recipe: Comforting Spicy Pumpkin Halloween Soup with Apples & Coriander

Another recipe that I tried yesterday (and which you could already see me preparing on Instagram) is a sweet potato-pumpkin stir-fry with dates, almonds, cinnamon and agave syrup (see image below. Sorry for the bad quality, it tasted much ymmier than what it looks like 🙂

Read on for the recipe!


Sweet potato-pumpkin stir fry with almonds and dates
Serves 2
Gluten and sugar free. Sweetened with cinnamon and low GI agave syrup.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
641 calories
109 g
0 g
23 g
12 g
7 g
583 g
164 g
62 g
0 g
14 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 641
Calories from Fat 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 164mg
Total Carbohydrates 109g
Dietary Fiber 21g
Sugars 62g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 400 gr / 1.7 C pumpkin, washed, cubed (you don't have to remove the skin)
  2. 2 sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed
  3. water to boil
  4. pinch of fine Celtic seasalt (or regular salt if you don't have this type of salt at home)
  5. 60 gr / 0.5 C almonds, slightly chopped
  6. 6 medjool dates, pitted, soaked, chopped (I used regular, pitted dates. Medjool dates are larger and have more meat on them)
  7. 1 tbs ground cinnamon
  8. 2 tbs agave syrup
  9. 1 tbs coconut oil for baking
  1. Boil the sweet potato for about 10 minutes or until soft and drain.
  2. Heat a griddle with coconut oil, turn heat medium and add the sweet potato and pumpkin.
  3. Add the dates, cinnamon and agave syrup and stir until the sweet potato and pumpkin get a little tan.
  4. Add the almonds and turn the heat down.
  5. Serve with love.
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Copyright featured image: Manfred Koh @ Flickr



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