Posts tagged ‘kale’

October 22, 2010

Seasonal Recipes

Fall is my favorite time of year. It is when the leaves change brilliant red, yellow and orange, the air is crisp and refreshing and a variety of delicious vegetables and fruits come into season. With fall being the start of the holidays, there are plenty of opportunities to show off your seasonal cooking and baking skills.

Autumn is the time for some of my favorite fruits and vegetables: kale, broccoli, pumpkins and apples.

Kale is a hearty, leafy green and probably my most loved vegetable. There are plenty of dishes that can be made with kale, including vegan kale lasagna and chickpea and kale soup.

Broccoli is a fairly versatile vegetable as well and some of my favorite broccoli recipes include caramelized broccoli stuffed shells, broccoli and tofu in garlic sauce (my go-to Chinese dish) and vegan cream of broccoli soup.

Pumpkin is a great vegetable because it can be easily used in both entrees and desserts. For the main course, try pumpkin and peanut curry or pumpkin thyme rigatoni. Dessert can include anything from pumpkin pie brownies to vegan pumpkin cheesecake.

When it comes to apples, some amazing recipes include acorn squash and apple soup, apple waffles and the classic apple pie.

These are only a few of the many tasty recipes that can be made with kale, broccoli, pumpkins and apples, not to mention the bounty of other fall vegetables and fruits such as beets, artichokes and cranberries. The possibilities for cooking with fall friendly vegetables and fruits are endless, so better get started!