Fall Cooking...How Do You Warm Your Kitchen?
I always love cooking, but more so in the fall. I think it's because I cut back on cooking big meals indoors during the summer because of the heat. So when the weather starts to cool, I am especially eager to get back at it.
For the moment, I am about all things squash and soups. My favorite soup to make right now is my Lemony Chicken and Spinach soup. It is one of the tastiest and easiest soups you will ever make. My other current favorite is Cauliflower Rice and Chicken Soup. These soups are light, tasty, good for you, and oh so filling. And best of all gluten free!
For my squash addiction, I am making spaghetti squash weekly. Squash is plentiful this time of year, and at only 35 calories in a cup serving, how can you resist. My girls are picky eaters, so in order to appeal to their palates, I cook up a quick basil, olive oil, and garlic marinara sauce and add in some seasoned ground chicken. The squash absorbs the flavor, and turns into a yummy low calorie meal.
The last thing that warms my kitchen in the fall is baking. I love baking fresh bread, and some sweets as well. I am gluten intolerant, so finding good tasting gluten free bread is both difficult and costly. Baking fresh bread is easy, except for when is comes to making sourdough. Feeding the cultures for sourdough is time consuming, but worth it.
My recommendation is to enjoy that warm kitchen of yours, with family, friends, and a nice glass of wine or prosecco. Please check out my Recipe of the Week page and get to cooking!