As the final whispers of summer bid us adieu, we find ourselves stepping into the vibrant and crisp atmosphere of fall. The season's harvest invites us to explore an assortment of root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, Jerusalem artichokes, and even fresh ginger, especially if you frequent farmers' markets as I do.
Beyond the roots, the fall bounty includes brussels sprouts, broccoli, and a variety of cabbages— savoy, round, and purple — signaling that it’s the perfect time to prepare some homemade sauerkraut. We also welcome the season of pumpkins, an array of squash including spaghetti, butternut, acorn, and my personal favorite, honeynut. Fresh peas, a delightful snack or salad addition, and eggplants, essential for a hearty babaganoush, continue to grace our tables.
Apples are rolling in, ready to be transformed into crumbles, pies, or smoothies. Berries, especially wild blueberries, known for their potent antioxidant properties, continue to be available, alongside the ever-sweet raspberries that pair perfectly with a piece of dark chocolate to conclude a meal.
As we transition into fall, our bodies crave the comfort and warmth of roasted vegetables and wilted greens. Fresh ginger comes to the rescue, making a soothing warm drink with cinnamon, lemon, and honey, perfect for the cooler evenings.
Egg-free ~ Gluten-free ~ Vegetarian ~ Wheat-free
Serves: 6 to 8
Inspired by my mom’s recipe, this healthier take on the classic apple crumble remains utterly delicious. It serves as an excellent meal when paired with Greek yogurt, a snack, or a delectable dessert.
Nutritional Information: Rich in vitamin C, fibre, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, trace minerals, and complex carbohydrates, this crumble is not just a treat to the palate but also a boon to your health.
Recipe from "Sprout Right Family Food" by Lianne Phillipson, published by Penguin Random House.
Savor the seasonal flavors, experiment with the produce available, and let each meal be a celebration of fall’s culinary treasures.
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