Fall Recipes - For the Bounty of the Season!


By Nancy Smorch

Since I didn’t post a recipe like I normally do on Mondays, I thought I would leave you this week with some tasty and healthy recipes to play around with over the weekend. If you make it to your local farmers market Saturday morning, make sure you pick up the fresh fall ingredients for a couple of these recipes, and enjoy the bounty this season brings!

The first one is the Perfect Kale Salad. I first saw it on Kris Carr’s website. With ingredients like kale, avocado, walnuts and pomegranate seeds, how can you go wrong?

Or click here for a portion of Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett’s new book, "Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet. "The GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome and Gut and Physiology Syndrome) Diet focuses on healing the gut so you can heal your overall health. I just bought this book and the recipes look pretty healthy and not too complicated. I love that they are all designed to heal the gut - something I’m pretty sure all of us could use!


I also just bought Erin Gleeson’s cookbook, “The Forest Feast” this past week (I know, it’s a problem I have!). It’s filled with vegetarian recipes and what I especially love about it is that it is also a work of art. The layout of the recipes is a little different than most - it’s very visual and very simple. Here’s one to take advantage of the butternut squash that’s in season as well as those last of the season tomatoes (I thought I was done with my tomatoes in the garden, and with this warm weather we’ve been having, they’ve gotten a second wind) - it's a recipe for Butternut Caprese.

For another fall vegetarian option, try a recipe from The Sprouted Kitchen’s website (yes, I have their cookbook too!) - Pumpkin Black Bean Patties.

My list wouldn’t be complete without a recipe from Food52 - Butternut Squash and Cider Soup. I’ve tried a number of butternut squash soups, but never one that has cider - what a perfect combination!

Let me know if you try any of these and what you think!