fall recipe rewind

I think I can claim that it finally feels like fall around here.  It’s now the season where anything goes.  It could snow tomorrow or reach 80 degrees.  There could be rain for days in a row or sunny skies.  This is what happens in Colorado from late September –> early December.  Things are unpredictable, but I’ll take it after 6 long months of summer heat.

So before I get started cooking with fall foods + flavors I thought it would be good to do a little rewind.  Here are a few reader + personal favorites perfect for fall weather.  The thing I’m most looking forward to this season is SOUP!  I finally braved soup making last year and fell in love with the process and the deliciousness.

Before I start reminiscing about fall + food—which could go on for days—let me just get to the recipes.

Pumpkin Cream Cereal – If oatmeal is not your thing, you may want to give this a try.  I’ve infused the milk with pumpkin + spices and popped my own cereal with the grain amaranth.  This breakfast bowl is incredibly filling! [gluten free + vegan: sub maple syrup for honey]

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Vanilla Bean Honey Butter Sweet Potatoes – Definitely a fun twist of mashed sweet potatoes.  If sweet, sweet potatoes aren’t your thing I also have a recipe for sage + garlic sweet potatoes in the same post. [gluten free]

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Cocoa Chili – This is my favorite chili recipe to date.  There aren’t many recipes I make time + time again but this is definitely one of them.  Especially great when having company over. [gluten free/vegan]

Creamy Herb Potato + Kale Soup – Thick and creamy with a nice potato-ey chew. [gluten free/vegan]

Mexican Stuffed Spaghetti Squash – A fun twist on preparing spaghetti squash. [gluten free/vegan – omit cheese topping]

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Southwestern Soup – I’ve already doubled the recipe for you because—believe me—you will definitely want leftovers.  [gluten free/vegan]

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Simple Tomato Soup – I may have made this in April but it’s perfect for a cozy grilled cheese + soup night.  I adore tomato soup! [gluten free/vegan]

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Mandel Bread – After about 37 trials last year I finally perfected gluten free mandel bread [a Jewish cookie I grew up eating].  They’re kind of like biscotti but in my mind, better.  I also created a gluten free + vegan version.  I cannot wait to expand on my flavor list this year. [gluten free/vegan – all in the same post]

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Apple Cider Doughnuts – You had to know these were coming and they happen to be one of my all time favorites.  [gluten free]

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Cornbread – I’m pretty much cornbread obsessed.  If you were reading last year you are well aware of this problem.  You can find a handful of cornbread varieties [vegan too!] under the “bread” section on my recipe page. [gluten free]

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Pumpkin Spice Hummus – Yup, there was that and it was delicious. [gluten free/vegan]

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Chai Spice Almond Butter – Creamy, spicy, addictive. [gluten free/vegan – sub maple syrup for honey]

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Quinoa, Rice, + Bean Stuffed Peppers with Black Bean Crema – Comforting any time of the year. [gluten free/vegan]

Well, that about wraps it up.

I hope to bring you another list of memorable fall recipes in the next coming months.  Stay tuned!

If you have a favorite fall recipe feel free to link in the comments below!