My food philosophy is to eat mostly veggies and those that are in season, and for me, Fall is my favorite food season of all. I love the spices in combination with pumpkins and squash: ginger, cinnamon, cloves. Last night while drinking mulled cider and making this dish with friends, one of them asked for seasonal cold weather recipe suggestions.
Below is a quick list of delicious-sounding meals that I found online, all of them using something or a few things that are in season here in North Carolina now: cabbage, apples, kale, sweet potatoes, pecans. While this is not a comprehensive list (the possibilities are endless!), this will give you an idea of the types of ingredients to use in your cooking that are readily available this month at your local Farmer’s Market.
Cabbage & Apple Slaw
Stacked Chicken Enchiladas
Asian Vegetable Soup with Noodles
Red and Napa Cabbage Salad with Braeburn Apples & Spiced Pecans
Pecan Crusted Trout with Orange Rosemary Butter Sauce
Pork Pot Stickers
Pork and Noodle Soup with Shiitake and Snow Cabbage
Curried Carrot, Sweet Potato & Ginger Soup
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato and Pecan Flapjacks
Sweet Potato Stuffing with Bacon & Thyme
Sauteed Greens with Cannellini Beans & Garlic
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