Today I felt a huge change in the weather, and my body wants warm foods. No more cold drinks and salads, I’m craving soups, stews, and hot tea. The transition to Fall is hard for many people. As the weather gets colder, the rhythm of the day feels different and somehow strange. I need a jump-start reminder of the best seasonal foods for Fall. So here my favorite recipes for the season. I hope it’s helpful for you too!
My Favorite Fall Recipes:
This is by far the best meatloaf I’ve ever tasted! My Mom’s meatloaf holds a place near and dear to my heart. But this tastes even better! Plus it’s Paleo, gluten-free and grain-free, made without the usual fillers and prepared sauces.
Everybody loves this smooth, savory soup, especially kids. The mellow flavor of butternut squash, onion and creamy coconut make it a rich, satisfying meal. When I’m short of time, this is my #1 quickest soup recipe, made with pre-cubed squash.
Soda Bread is surprisingly easy and versatile, a recipe that has stood the test of time as an Irish classic because of its simplicity.
Cream of Mushroom soup is a comfort food for me. This easy Paleo version takes just 15 minutes to make, and it tastes even yummier than my Mom’s — rich, creamy, and full of mushroom flavor! The recipe is dairy-free, made with coconut milk.
This nutritious salad is a tasty way to get your sea vegetables. A delicious nutrient-dense superfood, seaweed is high in fiber, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K – yes, the one we’re all needing desperately.
“Natural Forces within us are the true healers of disease.” Hippocrates, Greek physician b. 460 BCE
Classic Asian noodles with a Paleo twist, this easy soup is loaded with real nutrition from broth, meat, seaweed, and veggies. Zoodles are zucchini noodles, easy to make spiral vegetable slicer, mandoline, or julienne peeler.
The easiest and healthiest superfood you can make, fermented veggies are a natural probiotic that build healthy intestinal flora. And since the immune system depends on friendly bacteria in the gut, this is central to your health each day. It’s also very economical, as you can make it from any raw veggies.
“Everything in excess is opposed to Nature.” Hippocrates, Greek physician b. 460 BCE
This simple old-fashioned stew enhances the flavor and nutrition of the heart. Organ meats have long been considered a delicacy in traditional cultures. Many people are pleasantly surprised when they taste heart, which has a firm texture, is extremely lean, with a mild flavor something like brisket.
Delicata squash is a mouth-wateringly nourishing meal, and the hollow center is perfect for stuffing. Even better, the skin is so soft you can eat it! This is a super-easy breakfast, lunch or dinner that’s perfect for Fall or any season.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates, Greek physician called the father of modern medicine.
Inspired by Italian “Frittelle di Zucchini con Parmigiano Reggiano”, these are super-easy to make. I think this Paleo version is even more delicious than the original recipe. It’s a savory pancake with green onions, garlic, and a hint of cheese.
OK, it’s a comfort food thing. I wanted to see if chicken soup with cauliflower rice would be as warm and satisfying as my Mom’s chicken & rice soup. And wow! It turned out almost exactly like hers, except it’s low in carbs and grain-free.
Sweet Potato Bread is super-easy and delicious, especially hot out of the oven. This recipe is free of gluten, grains, dairy, and sugars, a preview from my book “Good Morning Paleo”.
I’m super-excited about this recipe! It’s so delicious, easy to make, AND it tastes just like authentic Italian Pesto Pasta, only better. Zucchini noodles with avocado basil pesto – you’ll swear it’s real pasta with Parmesan cheese.
This is a super-healthy, easy grated salad, even easier if you have a food-processor grater. Served on a bed of fresh spinach.
When you’re feeling weak and tired, bone broth is the #1 best cure. Real broth tastes delicious and is easy to simmer for hours or overnight while you’re doing other things. I learned this traditional Italian recipe in Venice – broth the old-fashioned way.
Authentic Italian risotto, re-invented Paleo style, with a wonderful broth, and rich, deep flavor of Parmesan cheese. Instead of rice, it’s made with sprouted quinoa, which is high in protein and easy to digest.
Sweet potatoes make this a delicious, satisfying treat in just a few minutes. When you blend sweet potato with coconut butter, it tastes just like butterscotch pudding. AND it counts as a healthy vegetable!
This is a simple, old fashioned chicken stew that warms the body and soul. My family and friends adore it – perhaps because of the rich broth, satisfying spices. Curry and coconut milk add richness and a subtle Asian flavor.
These grain-free, gluten-free apple fritters are super-easy and the flavor is divine. They’re mostly Granny Smith, with just a wee bit of egg and almond meal holding them together. Green apples are the lowest in fructose sugars. They taste fabulicious with Paleo Caramel Sauce!
Authentic Egg Drop Soup is hard to find. It’s often full of gluten, MSG, preservatives, GMO soy and cornstarch. How healthy is that? Here’s a delicious traditional Chinese recipe that you can make in minutes, with all natural (and Paleo) ingredients.
Squash pancakes with Maple Fruit Sauce are a nourishing breakfast you can make in minutes. Fresh butternut squash has a mild, natural sweetness that enriches these gluten-free, grain-free pancakes. Substitute any winter squash, such as pumpkin or acorn squash.
It’s cold outside today, and I’m in the mood for a hearty winter stew. This savory lamb stew is warm and deeply satisfying. I used grass-fed, grass-finished lamb, and a tantalizing curry spice mix with hints of Thailand.
“A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.” Hippocrates, born 460 BCE