Fall is a time when many houses smell – like something delicious is in the oven, that is! The harvest season means you’re anything but short on great new ways to spice up your dinner recipes. Let’s go over a few particular favourites and see if they whet your appetite. Is anyone getting hungry?
Brussels Sprouts Kimchi
Okay, we’d be lying if we said, “everybody loves brussels sprouts!” but hear us out. This is one recipe with them that you won’t regret tasting! We found a great example on Bon Appetit that’s pretty straightforward; featuring scallions, kosher salt, fish sauce, sriracha, and Korean gochugaru — it’s unlikely you’ll even taste the brussels sprouts in this crazy-delicious kimchi mix. Plus, it can be made up to two months ahead of schedule – the perfect ready-made meal for busy lifestyles.
Butternut Squash and Mushroom Lasagna
Who doesn’t love a good lasagna? Take the best squash and mushrooms from your garden and use them to make something extraordinary. It all starts by preparing a mushroom mixture with sautéed onions and seasoning, which is then mixed with the squash, broth, more seasoning and plenty of gooey cheese (check the recipe to learn the specifics).
Our deliciousness diagnosis? Anyone who comes over to your place for Thanksgiving and has this lasagna will be thankful they came.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
You know, sweet potatoes don’t really get enough love – they’re delicious, nutritious and can really make that next dinner something special! This sweet potato mash recipe from Food Network is excellent and a must-try. You can make it in under half an hour, and it serves four, so consider it the ideal solution for frantic nights with the family when everyone has things to do. Don’t forget to top with sage and maybe mix with seasoned ground beef to get more servings out of the recipe – a little effort goes a long way!
Wait, this is harvest-themed? Yep! Mexican food prides itself on homegrown crops and whatever produce locals have available to them, and there’s honestly no shortage of fun recipes you can try. Corn, tomato, beans, peas, and lettuce are fair game here. Think of a quesadilla as a larger-than-life burrito with so much more room for added flavour. Just be sure you have a fresh pack of tortillas and give them enough time in a hot pan to heat up and harden. Otherwise, you’ll have a gooey mess on your hands – and everywhere else. Check out the ultimate how-to-guide and recipe on Delish to learn more.
We’ve been busy in our veggie gardens, but what about you? Are you excited to try out some different recipes using your latest harvest? Let us know what you have planned in the comments below!