My Favorite Picks That Get You Inspired And Ready To Take On Fall

With pumpkins galore and Halloween already over, fall season has truly set in. I can’t believe it is already November. It might seem crazy, but even though we don’t really get the typical wide range of auburn colored leaves, it does tend to (slightly) cool off at the end of the year. With shorter daylight I do love to use this time to make heartier meals, drink lots of tea, hot chocolate, apple cider and spiced lattes and just comfortably sink into one of our sofas with a blankie at night while watching a movie with the family. To flow right into the cozy season, I have gathered some really nice picks for you all. So do read on and get inspired and ready to take on fall with these mouthwatering recipes, on trend home decoration ideas, protective skin care tips, latest cookbooks and more.

 

WHAT PRODUCE IS IN SEASON?

For environmental and health reasons I’m focusing more and more on the in-season fruits and veggies that are preferably local and organic, though I might still use some out of season frozen fruits occasionally. What we can’t grow on the island, we will import as certain produce in this time of the year needs a cooler climate to thrive. So what exactly is IN season right now? Have a look at this link on Saveur and this one on PopSugar.

 

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START YOUR MORNING WITH THIS

With a cooler climate I always crave more warming and spiced breakfast meals. Oatmeal, pancakes, muffins and smoothies flavored up with pumpkin and yummy spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger and black pepper. Check out these yummy breakfast recipes and start your day fully energized.

 

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes With Whipped Maple Butter – Half Baked Harvest

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Coconut Flour Banana Spice Muffins – Joyous Health

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Pumpkin Overnight Oats – Robyn Youkilis

15 Tasty Fall Smoothie Recipes – Hello Glow

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Black Forest Gateau Oat Parfait – Thrive Magazine

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Fall Breakfast Quinoa Bowl – Jar Of Lemons

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Banana Pear And Vanilla Smoothie Bowl – Well And Good

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Brunch Recipes For Fall – Greatist

Muffin Frittatas Recipe – Food Matters

 

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SOUPS AND SALADS SUITABLE FOR LUNCH AND DINNER

These light yet satisfying soup and salad recipes can be enjoyed during lunch or dinner. They are packed with all of the yummy veggies and fruits fall has to offer. If you are a light eater, these ones are the perfect healthy solution for you.

 

Vegan Minestrone Butternut Squash – Grateful Grazer

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Warming Superfood Soups To Kick Off Fall Season The Healing Way – Mind Body Green

Curried Coconut Pumpkin Soup – Robyn Youkilis

10 Fall Salads That Make Eating Healthy Easy – Country Living

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Bistro Fall Salad With Apples Candied Pecans And A Maple Balsamic Dressing – Whole And Heavenly Oven

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Butternut Squash And Cranberry Quinoa Salad – Little Broken

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Harvest Sweet Potato Quinoa On The Go Jar Salad – YumUniverse

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Warm Autumn Salad – Nirvana Cakery

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Vitality Bowls – Food Matters

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Sweet Potato Squash And Kale Buddha Bowl – The Girl On Bloor

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COZY AND HEALTHY DINNER IDEAS

Take a look at these hearty and comforting recipes. I’m thinking family and friends potluck dinners all around.

 

Pumpkin Spinach And Walnut Spaghetti – Lazy Cat Kitchen

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Image Credit: Lazy Kitchen

 

Pumpkin Spice Tacos – Camille Styles

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Fall Recipes – The Forest Feast

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Best Healthy Fall Recipes – Grateful Grazer

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10 Ways To Feature Fall Mushrooms – Bloglovin’

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5 Squash Dishes To Indulge In This Fall – Bloglovin’

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12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes – Cookie And Kate

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33 Favorite Pumpkin Recipes – Dr Axe

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SNACK TIME

When things gets cooler we need more sustaining food to keep our motor running and keep us warm. These simple yet healthy sweet and hearty snacks will definitely do the job for you.

 

Maple Pumpkin Fall Harvest Trail Mix – Slim Pickin’s Kitchen

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No Bake Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites That Take Only 10 Minutes – Mind Body Green

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie Truffle Balls – Well And Good

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Pumpkin Pie Cheese Cake – Food Matters

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SPICED DRINKS FOR SIPPING

Who doesn’t like a nice and spiced hot or cold drink to toast with loved ones or enjoy solo? These recipes come in a variety of virgin, spiked and even vegan. Whoohoo!

 

Chai Spiced Turmeric Latte – Hello Glow

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4 Delicious And Cozy Vegan Hot Chocolate Alternatives – Peaceful Dumpling

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Bulletproof Pumpkin Spice Latte – Robyn Youkilis

Maple Apple Cider – Half Baked Harvest

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Cinnamon Apple Shrub – Hello Glow

Apple Cider Autumn Sangria – Sally’s Baking Addiction

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SCRUMPTIOUS FALL SWEETS

Sweets, sweets, oh delightful sweets. I love thee so much. Fruits, nuts and chocolate! The combinations that make you go ahhhh. Check out these fall sweet treats whith a choice of raw, gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

5 Comforting Fruit Crisps Crumbles For Fall – Bloglovin’

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19 Guilt-Free Fall Treats – Delish

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Pear Almond Bundt Cake With Coconut Sugar Caramel – Wife Mama Foodie

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Real Simple Healthy Pumpkin Peanut Butter Molten Cups – Well And Good

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Raw Chocolate Cheesecake – Thrive Magazine

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Hazelnut Shortbread Sandwich With Salted Ganache  – Vanilla And Bean

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Tart – Floating Kitchen

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BEST FALL 2016 COOKBOOKS

Check out these new cookbooks coming out this fall season. Take your pick from this wonderful selection presented to you by Tasting Table and Food52.

 

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Make sure your skin will survive the cold and stay smooth and hydrated and boost your immunity and with these following tips and tricks.

 

10 Immunity Boosting Foods Experts Wants You To Be Eating – Well And Good

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Immunity Boosting Blueberry And Ginger Smoothie – Thrive Market

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Image Credit: Thrive Market

 

DIY Caffe Mocha Soap Bars – Hello Glow

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Radical Beauty Excerpt Fall Checklist – Well And Good

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Antioxidant Blueberry Smoothie Facial Mask – Hello Glow

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Fall Skincare Routine – Annemarie Gianni

 

 

INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION TO BEAT THE COLD WEATHER BLUES

This time of year is perfect to slow down and tune in to reflect on how you have grown and make space for new things to come your way. These following wellness tips will help you on your journey.

 

What Are Your Goals For Fall – Camille Styles

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Get Your Brain In Shape – Camille Styles

Best Wellness Retreats For Fall And Winter 2016 – Well And Good

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How to Hold on to Self-Care at the Holidays – Christy Tending

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BRING FALL INTO YOUR HOME

Who doesn’t love to decorate the house? Whether it is for Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. But let’s start with fall and take it a step at a time. Bring autumn into your home with these easy decoration ideas.

Our 45 Favorite Fall Decorating Ideas – HGTV

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8 Fall Decorating Trends That Add a Wow Factor – Popsugar

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this post. Feel free to share it with your friends and family and make sure to incorporate a few of these amazing and healthier recipes during the upcoming holiday celebrations.

Until later.

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