|October 1, 2014||Posted by char eats greens under helpful hints, recipe, resources|
I thought with it officially being OCTOBER (whaaaaaat?), it really signifies that fall is here. And with fall comes the longing for fall-esque recipes. I would be lying if I told you that apples and pumpkins haven’t been on my mind recently, along with warm soups and drinks. It’s just a natural (foodie) reflex.
So in spirit of the changing leave colours and cooler temps, I thought I would put together a little fall recipes inspired post. That way our bellies will surely be satisfied in the next couple of months!
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Lattes
via The Kitchn
Clearly this had to be the first one I shared because all the rage is in the PSL returning to Starbuck at this time every year. I stopped drinking them when I went vegan (spoiler alert: they contain milk powder and condensed milk), and stumbled upon a healthier way to enjoy them anyways, since Starbucks fills them with a bunch of not-so-nice ingredients. I’ll meet Starbucks in the middle by buying the espresso shots from them, and then mixing them up into my own homemade lattes! It’s always about compromise, right?
Pumpkin Pecan Scones with Maple Glaze
via Cookie and Kate
Is it bad to admit that it doesn’t matter what time of year it is for me to enjoy these? I mean, the cooler temps make it look more reasonable, but I would seriously whip up a batch of these things in July. These are totally my ‘go to’ scones for these months (especially with canned pumpkin staring me down in the grocery store).
via Martha Stewart
I had to switch away from the pumpkin because pumpkin overkill isn’t a good thing!! And clearly reverting back to a classic is where it’s at, especially made by the classic, herself. Nothing beats good ol’ apple crisp. I’ve used this recipe a bunch of times in apple season and it is really the best. Top with a scoop of (coconut milk) ice cream and you really have a winner. I think I’m drooling just thinking about it right now.
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger, Coconut Milk, and Red Lentils
I really needed to get a squash recipe in here (besides pumpkin) because we’d seriously be missing out without one! I haven’t tried this soup (…yet), but I love that along with the squash and coconut milk, you get some added protein from red lentils. I love me some red lentils along with all the other things going on in this soup, so I’m sure it will be a winner!
Vegan Chili with Homemade Cashew Sour Cream
via Oh She Glows
(I only had an old picture of Nia eating it to show you! haha)
Angela knows how to make so many good recipes, but this one is exceptional (especially if you make the sour cream). It’s so yummy and hearty, without the meat! It really reminds of what I want to be eating on that crisp and chilly fall day. This might be more for the winter months, but let’s make it in the fall and freeze a bunch – see, I always got yo’ back ;).
via Char Eats Greens
I promise you that I’m not trying to toot my own horn because if you’ve seriously never turned a rutabaga into fries, then you’re missing out! With such a short ingredient list to amazing and a new take on fries, it’s a no brainer that you should give it a try! I promise you won’t be disappointed. In fact, it might make you become a little obsessed with rutabagas like I am now…having never known what one tasted like even four years ago!
And a bonus that you don’t even need to make, you just simply pick up…
via STBC Beer
Because is there any better way than to end with an alcoholic beverage? It had to be done. Especially since I’m not even a beer drinker, but I make the exception for pumpkin flavored ones because I actually enjoy them.
So kick up them heels, take a sip of that beer (or latte) and get planning out which item you’re going to make first!
What other recipes would you add to this list that are fall inspired?
What is your favourite fall ingredient to cook/bake with?
|September 30, 2014||review, sponsored, sweat pink|
Helloooo Tuesday! Today we are talking fitness; as much as I love talking about and going out to run, I need to make sure that there’s balance. But don’t you worry, I always manage to work running into it somehow ;). Half the battle of me actually working out is knowing what to do. And, as […] read on
|September 29, 2014||life|
And just like that, it’s Monday night. Geez, where does the time go?! I swear I was drafting this post up this morning and then the day got away from me. But, you’re only going to need a few minutes to read this because I’ll spare you the long version of my weekend since it […] read on
|September 25, 2014||resources, tips|
Kombucha has officially become my forte. What used to scare me now excites me. And then I officially became the nerdiest food & drink lover ever. Good thing I’m ok with that ;). Since posting about growing a kombucha scoby and then actually making your own kombucha, I felt that it was time for a […] read on
|September 24, 2014||dessert, life, random, running|
I thought I would do a post today with some wise words I have for you guys. And because they’re wise, you should probably just agree with everything I say ;). 1. Now that we’re officially into fall, pumpkin EVERYTHING has commenced. Go buy a can of (organic) pumpkin and make scones (these are the […] read on