Feeling Fall

It’s fall: Thinking of all things pumpkin, cinnamon, cozy, blankets, mittens, hats, cuddling, fires, teas, and coffee.  The progressive change into a cooler climate is exciting as the days near closer to the holidays.

I enjoy this time of year for its closeness to family and the generosity of round-table food sharing and gift giving.

This time of year can also be stressful.  It encourages travel, late nights, and the occasional, or, not so occasional hangover.  Every year I find myself out the night before Christmas searching for a last minute Christmas present.  This happens EVERY single year, and while I make a mental note to not let this happen the next year, it does! So this year, Amazon is going to my best friend in making sure that I do all the pre-ordering over and done before the plane plops down on the land of 10,000 lakes.

Do you have any Thanksgiving/Christmas/Holiday 2012 Musts? Think people you want to see, gifts you want to give, foods you want to make, people you want to entertain, conversation’s you want to be had.

I have listed a few fall-ish foods that are good for you and will keep you going during this busy time of the year:

  • Organic, unsweetened, apple sauce (add cinnamon to taste) heat or keep at room temperature
  • Organic, canned pumpkin (add cinnamon to taste) heat or keep at room temperature
  • Baked Sweet potatoes; wedges, rounds, fries, slices, whatever will do.
  • Tilapia or salmon with olive oil, sea salt, pepper, and dill.
  • Avocado, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, salt, pepper, over grilled chicken
  • Tuscan Kale sautéed in sesame seed oil with salt, pepper, and cayenne to add a bit of flavor.
  • Plantain chips made with coconut oil: http://b-eingpaleofabulous.blogspot.com/2012/05/baked-plantains.html

2 thoughts on “Feeling Fall

  1. I’m also excited about the colder months! My holiday must this year is knitting– knitted gifts for everyone (if I can find the time)! Also I’m gonna have to try those plantain chips yum

  2. Besides the fact that it’s too cold in Minnesota to bike outside, I’m loving the cooler months! Bring on the nordic skiing 🙂

    My musts this holiday season: quality time with friends + family, yoga + coffee catch-up sessions with girl friends, our annual girl friend trip to the British ad awards at the Walker and homemade gifts.

    Have a lovely week, dear!

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