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Seasonal Recipes to Enjoy at Retirement Living Communities in Oregon

Create Colorful Meals With Fresh Produce

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Whether you’re planning on hosting a meal with your closest friends or looking for inspiration for tonight’s dinner, we’re sharing fresh, seasonal recipes to keep your meals exciting and flavorful. The warmer months are the perfect time to liven up your eating routine, as vegetables flourish during the season.

Nutritious Ingredients

Nutrient-dense recipes are essential for seniors, as it promotes a healthy immune system, proper kidney and liver function, cognitive ability, and bone health. So, if you’re feeling discouraged and need recipe ideas, we share nutritious recipes below.

Four Seasonal Recipes To Try

  • Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese and Walnut Lemon Gremolata
    • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place asparagus on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season to taste with salt and black pepper. Roast for 10 minutes or to desired doneness. (If your asparagus is thick, it may take longer or require a higher temperature.)
    • While asparagus is roasting, combine walnuts, parsley, lemon zest, garlic, salt and black pepper to taste in a small bowl.
    • When asparagus is ready, immediately drizzle with lemon juice and top with goat cheese. Place back in the oven for 1-2 minutes for the goat cheese to warm.
    • Transfer to a serving platter and top with Walnut Lemon Gremolata. Serve immediately.
  • Caramelized Honey Thyme Carrots on Ricotta Toast
    • Preheat over to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Add all ingredients for the carrots to a large bowl and toss to coat the carrots evenly.
    • Transfer the carrots and all the juices to the baking sheet, ensuring they do not overlap.
    • Roast for 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of your carrots until tender and the skin is beginning to caramelize.
    • Meanwhile, add all the ingredients for the ricotta spread to a food processor (or small bowl if using a hand mixer) and mix until smooth and creamy.
    • Remove the carrots from the oven and let cool while you prepare your toast.
    • Spread a generous amount of ricotta onto your toast and top with a few carrots.
    • Drizzle the toast with honey and garnish with more fresh chopped thyme.
  • Honey & Mustard Chicken Thighs With Vegetables
    • Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix the honey, mustard, garlic, lemon zest, and juice in a small bowl. Pour the marinade over the chicken thighs and season.
    • Put the chicken, skin-side up, on a large baking tray, then dot the new potatoes in between them. Drizzle the oil over the potatoes and sprinkle with sea salt. Roast in the oven for 35 mins until the chicken skin caramelizes and charred in places.
    • Add the spinach and peas to the roasting tray. Return to the oven for 2-3 mins until the spinach has begun to wilt, and the peas are hot and covered in the mustardy sauce.
  • Chili-Stuffed Poblano Peppers
    • Preheat broiler. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook turkey, crumbling meat, until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain. Add chili and salt; heat through. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese, tomato, and green onions.
    • Meanwhile, cut peppers lengthwise in half; remove seeds. Place on a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. Baking pan, cut side down; brush with oil. Broil 4 in. from heat until skins blister, about 5 minutes.
    • With tongs, turn peppers. Fill with turkey mixture; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Broil until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes longer.

Eat With Us At Summerfield Estates or Garden Way Retirement Communities

We would love to help you host a gathering in either of our Oregon retirement apartments and communities–you can even share recipes out of this list that you’d like to have at our dining experience, or bring them into one of our private rooms to host your guests!

Contact our friendly staff today to learn more about our Oregon Retirement Communities, or call us at 541-323-3456.