Three Delicious Fall Recipes
When your family smells the intoxicating aromas of these recipes filling your home this fall, they’ll come running to the table. And, not only will they make you warm from the inside out, but they are healthy and good for you, too!
When talking about fall foods, pumpkin simply must be included. This pumpkin recipe is far different than the traditional pumpkin pie or cake you would normally have, yet it is super delicious and very healthy.
- 2 cups peeled and cubed pumpkins
- 1 ½ cups peeled and cubed sweet potato
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup of diced onion
- 1/3 cup of diced celery
- 4 cups of fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup of brown rice
- 2 teaspoons of chopped sage
- ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 bay leaf and 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- To turn all of this into a yummy dish, place the pumpkin and sweet potatoes in a single layer in a pan coated with cooking spray and bake them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, or until tender.
- Once soft, remove them from the oven and set them aside.
- Heat your oil in a saucepan and mix in the onion, garlic, and celery. Saute until the onions are soft.
- Mix in the broth and the rest of the ingredients and bring them to a boil.
- Cover and reduce the heat; let simmer for about 50 minutes or until the rice is tender.
- Remove the bay leaf from the mixture and then mix the pumpkin and sweet potato, making sure everything combines.
You’ll feel all warm and toasty inside when you dig into this dish. Use a good sausage with robust flavors to complement the earthiness of the kale. Don’t want to make a cream sauce? Try using stewed tomatoes a dash of paste and some chopped fresh fall herbs like sage or rosemary for a quick red sauce.
- 1 pound of fettuccine
- 1 pound of Italian sausage
- 1/2 cup of cooking water reseved
- ½ cup of heavy cream
- 1 bunch of kale, washed and chopped
- ½ cup of grated parmigiano
- Begin by cooking the pasta al dente and drain, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking water.
- Add the sausage to a skillet and cook on medium-low until it is browned.
- Pour the water and the cream into the sausage and simmer until it is reduced down to half.
- Toss the kale into the mixture and allow it to wilt.
- Top with parmigiano and you’re ready to enjoy a delightful and simple dish.
Even the name of this recipe screams fall. There’s nothing more filled with the flavors of fall than apples and squash. Butternut is a common squash available at any local grocery store, farmers market or in your next Full Circle order.
- 1 piece of celery, chopped
- 1 chopped yellow onion
- 1 chopped carrot
- 1 peeled, de-seeded, and chopped butternut squash
- 1 peeled, de-seeded, cored, and chopped green apple
- 3 cups of chicken broth
- 1 cup of water
- A pinch of nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and cayenne
- To make it, melt the butter in a saucepan and add the onion, celery, and carrot. Saute for 5 minutes.
- Add in the apple, squash, water, and the broth.
- Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down, letting it simmer until the squash and carrots are tender.
- Puree the carrots and squash, and then add in the salt and spices, mix, and top with the garnishes.
With these tasty and healthy dishes, you’ll be sure to satisfy your family’s hunger this fall season. The best part is, they’re healthy and good for you, without sacrificing any of the flavor.
Tara Heath is a freelance writer in Southern California. She enjoys cooking at home and these recipes are perfect for fall! She contributes to the Candy Concepts Inc. blog.
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