Fall is my favorite season, especially living in New England with sunny days, cool, brisk autumn nights, vibrant foliage, apple and pumpkin picking, warm cider, hayrides and cozying up around the fireplace and of course delicious, versatile comforting produce…like pumpkins! Here are 9 ways to enjoy them.
Here in the northeast, the official beginning of autumn starts tomorrow. With this new season comes beautiful crisp mornings, colorful leaves, warm and delicious seasonal drinks and most importantly a host of wonderful in-season fruits and vegetables you can have fun with in your kitchen. Find out the top ten to eat right now!
Sweet potatoes are a definite fall favorite. They’re not only delicious and versatile, but they’re incredibly nutritious. Sweet potatoes pack a ton of fiber and beta carotene and they pair well with lean proteins, other roasted vegetables, and salads. This fall salad combines seasonal sweet potatoes with kale (Tuscan cabbage), pomegranate seeds, cranberries, and almonds. It’s a great side for your thanksgiving meal, or even for your everyday lunch. Get the full recipe!
Warm, spicy dishes are perfect for chilly, rainy fall New England days. We visited a local farm last week and I couldn’t wait to cook up some of the fresh veggies we got like hot peppers, tomatillos and cherry tomatoes; all rich in vitamin C and other immune supporting phytonutrients. Roasting the veggies first brings out rich flavors and texture. I love making soup because we have plenty of leftovers for a quick lunch the next day.
It’s autumn here in the southern hemisphere. After months of hot steamy and very humid weather mixed in with crazy storms and rain, it’s that time of the year when things start to cool down and the days get shorter! This is a good time of the year to strengthen your immune system with high nutrient dense foods and drinks to prepare for the colder months ahead when respiratory infections are on the rise so get to the market and stock up on ingredients for these seven juices.