The leaves here are incredible, and the weather is alternating between unseasonably warm and windy and chilly. I always feel like I want to get outside and savor the last drops of warmth and sunshine before they slip away. I’m such a warm weather and sunshine person that it’s a challenge to see the fall slip away! Especially when it means saying goodbye to my garden.
But it’s also a good time to get in the kitchen and cook up a bunch of soups and stews. I haven’t done that much yet, but I’m sure I will. This week’s veg, Swede (AKA rutabega) is a good one for soups and stews, but is out of my diet for at least the next 4 months. So it won’t be in my meal plan, but do check out Lilac Kitchen for recipes and inspiration. The one in the picture above is from a food art mini project that a wonderful friend shot for me for my nutrition practice.
Pom Chicken (recipe to follow) with steamed broccoli
Parchment tilapia with peppers and ginger spiced kale chips
Turkey leftovers (defrosted) and celery in a chestnut sauce
Steak and peppers
Cornbread (for stuffing).
Sugar free meringues
Both are gifts for others…I may make something fun for me, too.
From the garden:
Raspberries-they’re so cute, I have to make mittens for them to keep them from freezing
From the Farmer’s market