Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall recipes

The main reason I love fall is because it’s just so… cozy. Fall stands for reading and writing in bed, for endless movie marathons and for the following fall recipes...

Roasted butternut squash

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel the squash, cut it in half long-ways, remove the seeds and cut them into 1-inch cubes. Grease a baking pan with cooking spray. Place the squash on pan with ½ teaspoon salt and 2 teaspoons cinnamon and toss it around. Bake for 45 minutes (flipping squash at around 20 minutes). Remove squash from oven and add 3 tablespoons maple syrup and 2-4 crushed walnuts. Toss it all together and bake for 5 more minutes. Recipe found at Girl Meets Life.

Roasted butternut squash


Spicy pumpkin soup
Cut the pumpkin in half, remove the seeds and cut into cubes. Put 4 red chilies, 4 shallots, 1 garlic clove, 4 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon Szechuan pepper and the zest of two limes in the food processor. Bring 800ml coconut milk to boil. Add pumpkin and mix to pan. Then reduce the heat and simmer until pumpkin is tender. Garnish with Thai basil.


Hot apple juice with cinnamon

Combine 4 cups apple juice, 1 cup water, 1 thinly sliced orange and 1 stick cinnamon in a large saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer; continue cooking for 10 minutes. Strain and serve in warm mugs. Garnish with orange slices.

Apple juice with cinnamon

Pumpkin lasagne

Preheat the oven to 190°. Cut 1,5 kg pumpkin into small pieces of 2cm each. Put the pumpkin on a baking tray, drizzle with two tablespoons olive oil and season with chili flakes, sea salt and pepper. Roast until the pumpkin is tender. Puree the pumpkin and add 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 50cl whipped cream, two tablespoons crushed walnuts and 12 chopped sage leaves. Mix togehter 350gr ricotta, one egg and 30gr parmesan, salt and pepper. Lightly grease the baking dish. Lay two lasagne sheets over the base and spread with the pumpkin puree. Add another layer of lasagne sheets, then spread with ricotta. Finish with a layer of parmesan. Repeat the process until nothing is left. Bake for another 30 minutes or until golden. Recipe found at Zoetekauwen.


What are your favorite fall recipes? Have you ever tried any of the above?

These fall recipes have also appeared as a guest post on Mommy And We.



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15 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm a new follower from "Welcome Wednesday"!

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    Gwen
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  2. what I love to make and eat in fall, are Pumpinbread and Apple Dumplings. I love the taste and how the colours resemble the autumn leaves :)

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  3. what I love to make and eat in fall, are Pumpinbread and pumpkin pancakes

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  4. Vanessa, you are on a role girl!!! I love it! This is something my kids would really enjoy. Thank you, the pics are great as usual too. Love,

    Shauna

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  5. I like to use real autumn ingredients like zucchini, pumpkin and apples in recipes, I love baked apples, pumpkin soups and vegetable stews :)
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  6. I've never tried those recipes but I love roasting pumpkin seeds. Just use a little olive oil and garlic salt and roast until they are a golden brown, yum!

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  8. All those foods are making me hungry. You have gotten my attention.
    Thanks for the giveaway!! Super excited for this bloghop.
    I love the autumn!! Favorite season out of the 4. Love the changing of the leaves and the beautiful colors. The smells and freshness of the air...just refreshing! Although getting an extra hour of sleep is great, having darker afternoons are not.

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  9. Yummy! Love your post!
    Autumn is my favorite season! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  10. I want to eat this post! Seriously!

    Thank you for linking up your favorite post to Raising Imperfection Sunday Link Up!
    Come back Friday to see if you were featured!!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  11. Hi! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would stop by my blog and follow me back.

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    Thanks,
    Sarah

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  12. Oh my goodness, the spicy pumpkin soup sounds amazing. I want to try that!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
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  13. Those pumpkin recipes look amaze!

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  14. I havne't tried Pumpkin Lasagne, but I have had pumpkin ravioli and it was delicious too!

    Visiting from the Raising Imperfection hop . :)

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  15. Oh, everything looks so delicious!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. I am so thrilled to have you. Your newest follower, too! :)

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