FALL PRODUCE: WHAT TO COOK WITH RIGHT NOW

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As October comes to a closer, it’s safe to say that fall is upon us – in full swing, at that. While that generally means goodbye to lush berries and juicy tomatoes, there’s a whole bunch of other awesome fall produce that’s just getting good now!

They spent most of the summer just getting ready to warm you up and coddle you during that inevitable Pumpkin Spice Latter crash.
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Root Vegetables

Root vegetables generally mean anything that grows underground. This includes beets, carrots, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Roast them, glaze them, or put them in soups and stews. The possibilities are really endless.
Recipes
Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad
Autumn Baked Eggs
Sweet Potato Mousse
Sweet Potato, Chorizo & Sage Galette

Butternut Squash

This fall favorite can be a pain to work with, but just sharpen up that knife and it’ll be worth it. Roast it up with the same root vegetables listed above, blend it into a soup, or cook it up in some risotto!
Recipe
Butternut Squash Soup with Goat Cheese Cream
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Brussels Sprouts

One of my favorites, these little baby cabbages are in their prime right now! At my local farmers market they’ve even been selling full stalks. I love that brussels sprouts don’t really need much – just some salt, olive oil, and a hot oven!

Pomegranates

Once you learn how to get their stubborn seeds out, pomegranates are a lovely way to spice up any dish. They give a pop of color and sweet and tart zing to every bite. My favorite use? Sprinkle on top of those oven roasted brussels sprouts!
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Cauliflower

You may have been eating cauliflower all year round lately (I think it’s the new “in” veggie), but fall is when it’s in its prime. This is another one that can simply roast in the oven. If you’re looking for more, though, make some cauliflower patties or blend it into a creamy sauce.
Recipes
Buffalo Cauliflower Sliders
Cream Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Apples & Pears

These two have different flavors but can be prepared pretty much the same way. They’re a great way to add some sweetness and tang to the other fall vegetables you’re cooking with right now. They’re also great in both savory side dishes and sweet desserts!
Recipes
Autumn Baked Eggs
Apple and Brie Cheese Galette
Roasted Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad

What’s your favorite thing to cook with in fall?!