I don’t know about you, but there are certain foods, flavors and even scents that I automatically associate with the fall season. As exciting as it is to think about all of the TV Shows I’ll be recording on my DVR this fall season, or all of the new clothes and trends that I’ll get to experiment with, the inner foodie in me is already excited thinking about the seasonal foods and flavors that will soon be all around us.
Whenever I think of fall, I think colorful leaves and large pumpkins. How could I not? Pumpkin is everywhere in the fall and we use it in every which way: Jack-o-Lanterns for Halloween, toasted pumpkin seeds from the leftovers of your lantern, as a pie at the Thanksgiving dinner table, and even in coffee! My only incentive for going to Starbucks during long study sessions is the Pumpkin Spice Latte and the Pumpkin Scone.
Okay, so I lied. There are two reasons as to why I frequent Starbucks in the fall. Technically, the cranberry bliss bar doesn’t come until the latter half of fall and is typically more related to the holidays, but they do start serving it in the fall! I also like snacking on dried cranberries or mixing them in with oatmeal. It’s also a very tasty sauce for turkey. Turkey and cranberry sauce…what more could you want?
Thanks to Bath and Body Works and Yankee Candle, most people think of pomegranates more commonly as a scent for candles, lotions and body washes during the fall season. I love the pomegranate scents, but this fruit makes for a pretty yummy snack or breakfast. Personally, I pair it with Greek yogurt. Just be careful, it can get a little messy to eat.
Sweet potato fries anyone? I love eating these throughout the year both as a snack and with my lunch or dinner, but I look forward to fall when I can swap in my packaged and frozen fries for fresh ones. You can also bake the whole thing or saute it with other vegetables that are in season.
Apples and Cinnamon
I eat these foods separately all the time, but when you combine the two, it screams fall and makes me think about cooler weather. It’s almost like PB & J, fall edition. Ever tried hot apple cider with a fresh cinnamon stick? According to this article, even though apples are harvested year round, they are best when the weather is cooler.