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AUTUMN APPETITE: A GUIDE TO SEASONAL EATING


Who doesn’t love biting into a perfect apple and hearing that gratifying crunch as the crisp fruit floods your mouth with autumn sweetness? Eating with the seasons means near-perfect produce. Harvested close by and at the peak of their nutritional value, these fall fruits and vegetables are begging to make an appearance on your plate. Check out some of our favorite in-season autumn dishes from two of our favorite vegetarian chefs, Kathryne of Cookie + Kate, and Jeanine of Love & Lemons, as well as a few of our own! If you aren’t familiar with Kathryne’s incredible cookbook, Love Real Food, you should be, and learn how you can win it below!

 

BRUSSELS SPROUTS

PEAK: October

NUTRIENTS: rich in Vitamin C and K and a great source of fiber

TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS: Cookie + Kate's Quick Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Coconut Ginger Sauce

*Coconut ginger sauce - does it get any better? Actually, it does - Cookie + Kate and Osmia are each giving away is giving away a Craft Series Ginger Mousse and a copy of Love Real Food! tomorrow, Friday, October 26, on Instagram.
Check out Cookie + Kate and Osmia, and enter to win on both feeds!!


BUTTERNUT SQUASH

PEAK: September - November

NUTRIENTS: rich in Vitamin A and beta-carotene

TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS: Butternut Squash Turmeric Curry from Love & Lemons (there's a nice dose of warming ginger in this one too!)


 

CRANBERRIES

PEAK: October

NUTRIENTS: rich in vitamins B, C, & E

TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS: Sarah's Best Cranberry Sauce on Earth

Bold, bright, and beautiful - these cranberries are tart and too good to pass up.



APPLES

PEAK: October

NUTRIENTS: rich in vitamin B & C, along with lots of fiber

TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS: Cookie + Kate's Healthy Apple Muffins

Take a bite of this crisp, cold fighter and remember - an apple a day keeps the doctor away.



PEPPERS

PEAK: September & October 

NUTRIENTS: high in vitamin A & C, and plenty of fiber and folic acid

TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS: Sarah's Me Gusta Salsa

Peter Piper knew a good thing when he picked it. 

GINGER

Okay, it’s probably not local OR seasonal, but it sure feels good in your meals when the weather starts to cool! We’ve linked to a few ginger recipes above, and here’s the recipe for Sarah’s Golden Latte - see it step by step on her Instagram Highlights!

Grate one thumb-sized piece each of fresh ginger and fresh turmeric root into a saucepan. Add 2 cups almond milk, ½ cup water, and 7-8 twists of black pepper. Don’t skip the pepper step - it allows the nutritional components of turmeric to be absorbed better by your body. Heat on low-medium heat until just before it boils, then remove from heat and strain through a small sieve into a mug. Stir in honey to taste. It’s really that simple!


SWEET POTATO

PEAK: October - December

NUTRIENTS: high in vitamins K, A, & E, along with heaps of calcium and iron

TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS: Cookie + Kate’s Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Who needs Taco Tuesday when you can have Enchilada Every Day?

 

With love and a mouthful of fall flavor from us to you,

 

 

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