While I’m writing this, it’s 80+ degrees and ridiculously smoky outside…needless to say I’m ready for fall. Also, needless to say if you know me, I’m pretty cranky it’s still hot outside.
I want hot chocolate…and pumpkin bread… and all of the soups…and anything from the crockpot! Don’t even get me started on how Thanksgiving is quite possibly my favorite day of the year!
Speaking of fall, this year’s “Eating Through the Holidays” seminar is going to be virtual! There will be chances to win prizes, tips and tricks to surviving the holidays AND we will all be cooking together this year! We will be making a fun, easy holiday treat!
Here is a round-up of some of my favorite fall recipes and some new ones that I’ve stumbled upon, eager to try!
Vegan Chickpea Tikka Masala
This vegan chickpea tikka masala has become one of my favorite recipes, and as the weather cools off, it makes a perfect hot meal to come home to! I’m not actually vegan, but I do like to incorporate a vegan meal into my weekly meal plan. Here are some of my notes/thoughts for this recipe:
- I add a couple of sweet potatoes to mine. It makes it a little bit heartier for me!
- Since I add the sweet potatoes, I don’t serve it over rice or anything else, and I don’t feel like I am missing anything.
- This recipe is GREAT for leftovers… and it freezes well. This is a great one to keep a couple servings in the freezer for that day you forget to make your lunch!
Paleo Monkey Bread
What sounds better than some gooey monkey bread with a hot cup of coffee on a crisp fall morning?? Well, nothing of course. I tried this recipe for the first time the other day. I was skeptical, because gluten free, minimal added sugar (I only used 1 TBS of coconut sugar) monkey bread… does that even sound good? I was not sure… but I tried it and I was pleasantly surprised. I will definitely be making these again.
Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
This one is going on my list as soon as we get another cool day. If you can’t tell, I LOVE Indian inspired recipes. The flavors work so well, and they turn out really well in the crockpot.
One Skillet Chicken Thighs w/ Butternut Squash
This one is so simple, but always hits the spot for me. Even better, I only have to clean up one dish when it’s done! I like to add some cilantro to mine!
Thai Soup- Tom Kha
Another one I am adding to my list…Thai inspired, can’t wait to try the flavors in this one!
Paleo Pumpkin Muffins
Okay, so this is sad, but I make pumpkin bread and muffins every year… but I don’t have a go to recipe! I always make it and enjoy it, but I don’t love it enough to keep it! So, here is the recipe I’ll try this year and see if it is a keeper. It looks simple enough, and let’s be honest, testing different muffin recipes isn’t a horrible way to spend my time! One thing I am going to try this time is putting the pumpkin on a paper towel to drain some first- I’ll see if this helps with a lighter consistency!
Apple Pie Bars
Oh, fall means delicious apples and apple pie! Try out these apple pie bars- and send some my way!
Well on that note, I better get cooking. Share your favorite fall recipes below!
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the “Eating Through the Holidays” seminar- it’s FREE and you will have the chance to win a spot in the New Year Nutrition Challenge!