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!
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
NUTRIENTS: rich in Vitamin A and beta-carotene
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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