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It’s October, which means it’s time to bring out 3 things: your long sleeve shirts, your rake (to round up all the beautiful fallen leaves), and delicious seasonal foods. We’re talking apples, squash, pumpkins, carrots, nuts, and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. If you’re looking for some ideas on how to bring those flavors together, we’ve got you covered with 6 dishes you’re sure to fall for.

 

Savory Nut and Vegetable Stuffing – you don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy this dish! This stuffing has a unique twist due to the addition of sparkling apple cider on the ingredient list. If you go nuts over it you can thank Ed Begley Jr., host of Living With Ed on Planet Green, for sharing one of his favorite recipes.

 

Vegetarian Chili – a hearty protein-rich meal that will warm your belly and result in leftovers for the whole week. Serve with fresh baked bread or over a steaming bowl of brown rice.

 

Candied Butternut Squash – this tender, sweet fare is quite magical – watch it disappear off all the plates on the table! It makes a wonderful side-dish.

 

Hot Organic Apple Cider – Autumn isn’t complete without a pipping hot glass of cider. Whip this up and enjoy it in your favorite sweater while gazing out at the falling leaves (ideally in a rocking chair on a porch, but a city window will do if necessary).

 

Sweet-Hot Pumpkin Seeds with Autumn Spices – this is a fun snack and the perfect way to use the seeds from your traditional pumpkin carving. It’s a little spicy (both sweet and hot), so we’ll give you an alternative: Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

 

Chocolate-Dipped Halloween Apples – great for Halloween…or any day you want a special sweet treat – this goodie is lots of fun to make and is sure to satisfy the kids…or your inner child.

 

P.S.: We know you have a busy schedule, so if you find yourself sidetracked by life for a few weeks don’t fret – these recipes will be in season until the end of the year.

 

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