Monday marked the official start of the fall season and I don’t know about you, but there are so many things I love about fall!
An ode to the fall season:
1. Colourful leaves
It’s only natural this falls at the top of this as it has to be the highlight of this season. The changing colours of the leaves is unique for fall and once a year, green landscapes are transformed into shades of red, orange, yellow and mixes in between.
2. Fall soup
Right around this time of the year, the craving for warm comfort foods, such as soup start to creep back in. Favourites are split pea, cauliflower, minestrone and squash.
Here are a few recipes to get you inspired:
Cheesy Cauliflower & Leek Soup (vegan and gluten free)
Split Pea Soup
Kale Lentil Soup from the hot for food blog
3. Pumpkins and all the pumpkin dishes and desserts that go along with it
Pumpkin pops back on the menu this time of the year, everywhere from sweet to savoury in your drinks, to main dishes to your dessert.
Check out these pumpkin inspired recipes:
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie from the hot for food blog
Classic Pumpkin Pie by Lunch Box Bunch
Pumpkin Spice Latte Quinoa Breakfast Casserole from the Healthful Pursuit
Though you can get squash pretty well year round now, they’re more abundant and affordable this time of the year. Squash, like pumpkin, is such a versatile vegetable. Bake it and you can use it in so many ways - soup, smoothie, salad, lasagna, the list is really endless. Spaghetti squash is a new favourite of mine and this recipe from Oh She Glows really knocks it out of the park.
5. Apple picking
There are lots of local orchards around perfect for adventuring out to pick your own apples.
7. VegFest London
Couldn’t resist not including this one! VegFest London will be part of the fall event and festival season. We hope you’ll stop by on October 25 to experience London, Ontario's first VegFest.
What are your favourite things about fall?