Savoring Fall

I want to thank everyone for the tweets, facebook shares, and comments on my recent post about homemade oreos and sugar. I am pretty passionate about trying to separate food fact from fiction, so I hope to do more posts like that in the future. If you have a suggestion for something you’d like me to consider writing about- an issue related to confusion about nutrition/popular diets/health/weight loss etc., let me know in the comments section.

This has been the prettiest fall I can remember. We’ve had what seems like an endless string of warm sunny days but as we speed toward November, I know these won’t last forever. The nights are getting chillier, and there was quite a bit of frost on my car early yesterday and today. This morning, I turned on the heat in my home for the first time so far this year.

Every fall right around this time, I yearn to spend as much time outside as possible. I love to go for walks to experience the air, the crunch of leaves under my feet, and lately, plenty of sunshine on my face. I am loving it all. I know these days are not going to last forever.

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The other day I did something I have not done much lately. I spent a good long while hanging out with my chickens, and I took some photos. The one above was my favorite. I think it looks like she’s dancing.

I don’t have too much else to say today so I thought I would share some great-looking, fall-inspired recipes from some of my favorite food blogs (and a few from my blog, as well). I hope this season has been as enjoyable for you as it has been for me, and that you too are truly savoring fall.

Pumpkin Shake from Healthy Green Kitchen
Chai Pumpkin Oatmeal from Healthy Green Kitchen
Delicata, Pomegranage, Avocado, Kale Salad from So, Let’s Hang Out
Fall Garden Salad with Apples and Walnuts from Healthy Green Kitchen
Curried Squash, Sweet Potato, and Apple Soup from Tasty Eats at Home
Chicken Soup with Butternut Squash from Healthy Green Kitchen
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples from Oh My Veggies
Baked Butternut Squash Puree from Gourmande in the Kitchen
Butternut Squash, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Pizza from Tasty Yummies
Scalloped Sweet Potatoes from A Girl Worth Saving
Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix from Beard and Bonnet
Homemade Pear Liqueur from Healthy Green Kitchen
Maple Cinnamon Apple Chips from Texan Erin
Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Pumpkin Cookies from With Food and Love
Gluten-Free Baked Apple Fritter Doughnuts from Happyolks
Honey Caramel Apples from Nourished Kitchen
Gluten-free, Vegan Pumpkin Tarts from 80Twenty
Pumpkin Custard from Nourished Kitchen
Red Kuri Squash Pie from Healthy Green Kitchen