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My Favorite Fall Recipes

My Favorite Fall Recipes
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My Favorite Fall Recipes

 

 

As the weather changes and different produce becomes available, there are so many options for delicious meals.  Fall represents an important transition from Summer to the colder months.  There’s nothing better than snuggling upon the warmth with some homemade Fall dishes.

I love incorporating seasonal foods in my cooking and eating, as it adds to the feel of the season.  This is the perfect time to use squash, pumpkin, and yam, fresh fruit like pomegranate figs, and pears, and nutritious vegetables, such as kale, chard, and brussel sprouts.

 

There are three recipes that I always make this time of year:

 

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Squash Soup

I absolutely love this creamy, rich, heart-warming soup.  Squash soup is the perfect dish to warm you up on a cold, rainy day.  You can dip hearty bread in the soup or serve with freshly made cornbread for an awesome blend of flavors.  The best thing about squash soup is that you can mix it up in so many ways by adding different toppings or ingredients to the base.

Interesting Flavor Additions:

    • Ghee
    • Apples
    • Carrots
    • Coconut milk
    • Orange zest
    • Shallot

Recommended Toppings:

    • Bacon
    • Pumpkin seeds
    • Fresh herbs, hemp seeds
    • Pecans
    • Parmesan

A great recipe to check out is Stupid Easy Paleo’s healthy version of this colorful soup.

 

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Growing up, I always looked forward to Fall, visiting a pumpkin patch, carving a pumpkin, and saving the seeds to season and roast them.  This is one of the easiest, delicious snacks you can make anytime of year.  Roasting pumpkin seeds is an essential part of pumpkin carving and is a great way to make use of the seeds that you might normally throw away.

Pumpkin seeds are an awesome source of protein and contain lots of important minerals, including magnesium, zinc.  Sprinkle some over a salad or vegetable dish, or simply grab a handful to snack on.

My Recommendations:

Keep it simple by adding olive oil/coconut oil/ghee and some spices to the seeds and pop them in the oven.

 

Check out Whole Fully’s six different types of pumpkin seed recipes to try.  These will for sure satisfy any sweet or savory craving your having.

 

 

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Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

A delicious treat or great breakfast is pumpkin pie chia pudding.  It’s like eating an individual, healthy pumpkin pie.  I’m obsessed with pumpkin pie, so this is a great way to satisfy my craving without eating tons of sugar.

This recipe is also extremely easy to make, especially for baking challenged people like me.  I like to improvise and through ingredients in without measuring, so me and baking don’t mix well.  No exact measurements needed for this one and there are so many ways that you can add your own unique touch.

Recommended Toppings:

    • Pomegranate
    • Figs
    • Apple
    • Unsweetened coconut flakes
    • Pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts, almond slivers, etc.
    • Coconut cream
    • Granola

Head over to Flavor Blender and try their parfait version of this amazing pumpkin dish.

Be sure to check out these recipes and have fun experimenting with fall flavors in your kitchen.  Here are some items you might find useful to get into the spirit of the season.

 

What are your favorite fall recipes?

 

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