If you're sulking in pre-winter doldrums, perhaps some culinary inspiration will wake up your love of autumn. Here's what I've been thinking of lately.
Because it bears repeating, Pumpkin Scones. Have I mentioned how delicious they are made with coconut oil, rolled into doughnut hole-sized balls, and dunked in glaze? Oh, they are. Delicious. We had them Halloween night, and it made me lament the razor-blades-in-apples scare of the 1980's that still prevents people from handing out homemade treats. Because really, the neighborhood kids would go wild over these.
For more sweet things, Sweet Potato Maple Scones, and super easy Harvest Apple Punch.
If you want raw, try a Pumpkin Cheesecake, Raw Apple Tart, or Almond Shortbread (add a few dashes of cinnamon and ginger for warmth).
And for comforting savory dishes, put together a Pecan Sage Loaf (also raw), Greens au Gratin, Sweet Potato Curry, or the recently posted Sage Ricotta Gnocchi. Also look out for the Harvest Pumpkin Stew I'll be posting this week, the perfect alternative to faux meat holiday dishes.
What have you been enjoying this season? And what's on your to-make list?