Now that we’ve entered the month of October, we can finally start embracing this cooler, autumn weather with warm, chunky knits, roaring fires to keep us cosy in the evenings and pumpkin spiced everything in the shops.

To help you feel at ease this week, we’re sharing some of our go-to quick and easy recipes, which we find ourselves turning to again and again around this time of year.

Sweet potato fajitas

Sweet potato fajitas Easy Food
Spice up your meat-free Mondays with the help of this flavourful, Mexican dish, which is just as fun to eat as it is to make!

Roasted pork chops with tarragon mustard sauce

Roasted pork chops easy food
It’s hearty, wholesome and takes just 30 minutes to make from start to finish, making it an ideal midweek meal.

Chicken, mushroom and leek casserole

Chicken mushroom and leek casserole Easy Food
If you’re looking for a one-pot wonder that packs a punch, then you really can’t go wrong with this comforting chicken casserole.

Quick fish with crispy potatoes and salsa

Baked fish with crispy potatoes
Strapped for time? No worries! This tasty, nutritious fish dish takes just 20 minutes to put together – plus, it’s low in fat and it’s high in protein.

Sausage and fennel pappardelle

Sausage and fennel pappardelle Easy Food
This family-favourite pasta recipe puts a subtle spotlight on the delicious and nutritious vegetable, fennel, which is just starting to come into season right about now.

Tofu katsu curry

Katsu curry
Skip the takeaway this weekend, and instead indulge in this veggie-friendly katsu curry. If tofu doesn’t take your fancy though, you can easily swap it out for chicken breasts.

Glazed apples with sticky walnuts

Glazed apples with sticky walnuts Easy Food
If you’re looking for a five-ingredient-fix to keep your sweet tooth cravings at bay, then these glazed Granny Smith apples with sticky walnuts are just what you need.

Lamb and red wine pie

Lamb and red wine pie
This hearty lamb pie will have your family running towards the table this week. It’s a low-effort show-stopper that’s sure to impress any dinner guest.

Spiced chocolate bread puddings

Spiced chocolate bread puddings
Bread pudding can be a vastly misunderstood dessert choice, which is why we’re completely obsessed with this revamped, spiced chocolate version.