It’s January, we all want to eat healthier, and friends, I’m here to help. It may seem like there isn’t a lot of stuff in season right now, and compared to the summer I suppose that’s true. BUT right now there are a few things that we can all reach for on the shelves to keep in season. Namely: citrus fruits, cabbage, kale, onions, leeks, sweet and regular potatoes, carrots, pomegranate and winter squash.


Below I’ve highlighted the in season produce for January plus links to five recipes for each fruit or vegetable. Enjoy!


Olive Oil Lemon Cake
Lemony Quinoa and Avocado Salad
Fresh Lime Sherbet
Saigon Salad with Spicy Lime Sauce
Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Salad with Honey-Orange Dressing by Ambitious Kitchen


Thai Peanut Salad
Warm Cabbage and Noodle Salad by A Beautiful Mess
White Cabbage, Garlic and Chilli Noodles by Roasted Ginger
Date, Feta and Red Cabbage Salad by Smitten Kitchen
Mushroom Stuffed Cabbage Rolls by Vanilla and Bean


Butternut Squash Linguine with Kale and Portobellos
Spicy Sea Salt and Black Pepper Kale Chips
Sautéed Kale with Tahini Sauce
Kale Salad with Toasted Coconut and Sesame Oil
Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs with Pesto Veggies by Pinch of Yum


Spicy Caramelized Onion, Black Bean and Cheddar Frittata
Onion Chip Dip
Rustic Sweet Onion Tart
One Pot French Onion Pasta by Joy the Baker
Caramelized Balsamic Onion and Gruyere Pizza by Just a Taste


Egg Salad Sandwich with Crispy Leeks
Caramelized Leek, Basil, & Black Pepper Biscuits by Pastry Affair
Creamy Mushroom, Leek and Gruyere Gratin by Seasons and Suppers
Butternut Squash, Leek and Apple Soup by My New Roots
Warm Caramelized Fennel and Leek Cheese Dip by A Cozy Kitchen


Moroccan Potato and Lentil Tacos with Harissa
Jalapeno, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Frittata
Two Potato Chili and Cumin Gratin
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Comeback Dipping Sauce
Cajun Spiced Sweet Potato Burgers by The Year In Food


Carrot Banana Bread
Thai Chopped Salad
Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Carrot Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting
Creamy Coconut Carrot Soup


Kale Salad with Oranges, Almonds and Avocado
Pomegranate Mojito Punch by Katie at the Kitchen Door
Chickpea & Pomegranate Dip by Reclaiming Provincial
Pomegranate, Kale and Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts and Feta by Pinch of Yum
Moroccan Roasted Beets with Pomegranate and Pistachio by Feasting at Home

Winter Squash

Slow Cooked Butternut Squash, Chickpea and Red Lentil Stew
Black Bean and Squash Chipotle Chili
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Walnuts
Winter Squash Tamale Pie with Harissa by Climbing Grier Mountain
Butternut Squash and Pecorino Tart with Crispy Shallots by The Kitchn
Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas and Kale by Love and Lemons

Until next month! xo

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12 Responses to Cooking in Season: January

  1. Sues says:

    I loveee winter citrus and desperately need to get my hands on some blood oranges!

  2. What a fabulous list of in-season ingredients and recipes! Until we joined our CSA, I had no idea what was fresh during the winter months!

  3. Seasonal produce is EVERYTHING! Loving all the dishes you listed to use each ingredient! Brilliant! Cheers!

  4. Of all of these, leek is my ABSOLUTE fave, and its so underrated! Can’t wait to try some of those gorgeous leek recipes 🙂

  5. Which one to choose is the question. Wow, this is a very nice collection of recipes.

  6. What a great round-up. Love this idea! And thanks for including my Mushroom Gratin (love that dish 🙂

  7. Ashley says:

    Yay for winter citrus! It’s such a nice and cheery treat during the cold weather! Happy almost weekend!

  8. Hole smoke that is a lot of recipes!
    What a lovely post, and a mindful one in the sense of conscious cooking, making things that have traveled less (some times) and that taste better in their own special time!
    I picked up that some of them are ingredients in a whole lot of Asian cuisine, which is fitting, as I made a noodle salad myself today 😀 Thank you so much for the inspiration Katrina, I wanna eat it all! x

  9. What a great post Katrina! There are so many things in here I want to try. Thanks!

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