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