Five favorite fall recipes

Even though the temperature is still lingering in the 80s... it's time to whip out those fall recipes.  I have been looking forward to this season and feel much more inspired to get in the kitchen and get to work!  So what's cooking? 

 

...here are five of my favorite have-to-try recipes this fall. 

 

1. Acorn Squash with Kale and Sausage

Yum, these are so good and require little prep.  I have adapted the recipe a couple different ways, just to make it work with what is in my fridge- switching out nuts or cheeses.  This is so warm, perfectly filling and a little bit rich, making it such a savory fall dinner. 

          

 Acorn Squash Stuffed with Kale and Sausage

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Kale and Sausage

2. Paleo Chicken Pot Pie

Okay, so I don't actually make this truly paleo... I am too lazy to make the homemade crusts, so I buy the frozen pre-made crusts from Trader Joes's and follow the rest of the recipe as is.  I always make two and put one in the freezer for a lazy night when I can pop it in the oven and have something delicious and easy.  

3. Brussels Sprouts with White Beans and Pecorino

I am obsessed with this recipe.  I found this recipe when I was in high school and obsessed with the Bon Appetite magazine.  I eat this for my whole meal all the time.  It is so easy and if you keep white beans and chicken stock in the pantry all you have to have on hand is brussels sprouts and cheese (I use parmesan instead a lot too).  You have to try this recipe, it will change your life.  I can't get enough.  

 Brussels Sprouts with White Beans and Pecorino

Brussels Sprouts with White Beans and Pecorino

4. Paleo Creamy Kale, Sausage, and Sweet Potato Soup

I found this recipe last year and I think I made it five times throughout the winter.  I usually double it so that we can eat soup for lunch and dinner all week long.  It is healthy and delicious.  It was the first thing I wanted to make when the temperatures started dropping.  Sometimes I add bacon, sometimes I don't. 

5. Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Chunk Roasted Banana Bread

Okay, this one may seem totally unrelated, but its not.  It is perfect for fall and you have to check out this website-Half Baked Harvest.  I have been following them on Instagram.  Their pictures are amazing and make your mouth water, but their recipes are creative and the final product is always amazing.  I have made this bread probably five times in the last month, because I can't get enough of it.  Make use of those rotting bananas!! 

 Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Chunk Roasted Banana Bread

Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Chunk Roasted Banana Bread

For the past couple years, I have been following paleo and whole 30 blogs to get ideas.  I am not paleo or doing whole 30, but when I can cut out the grains and excess processing and still have a delicious meal, I do, hence the paleo recipes.  Now I am having to eat soy-free and dairy-free to accommodate my son, which has opened my eyes to new ways of cooking and new ingredients.  

 

Please comment below and share your favorite fall recipes.  What do I need to try?