Seasonal Produce: Fall Guide

Seasonal Produce: Fall Guide

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I waited until the last minute to post last season’s produce guide Seasonal Produce: Summer Guide, sorry guys! So this time I’m getting right to it not wasting any time plus I want everyone to start enjoying all the wonderful produce fall has to offer. So here it is, my Seasonal Produce: Fall Guide!

Fall is my favorite season – not too cold not too hot, it’s just perfect. Plus who doesn’t love fall foods? Apples, Pumpkin Spice everything and all the delicious winter squashes.

As you know I’m a huge fan of incorporating seasonal produce and I share this with all of my clients (yes, my clients! More on this in the announcement section). When we eat seasonally we enjoy better tasting fruits and veggies, maximize nutrition, and save money!

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Today’s guide includes popular fruits and veggies that are delicious, easy to find and simple to prepare. And because I’m such a fan of Fall dishes, I’m including some fun, healthy and family-friendly recipes you can make at home! 

 

Note: this produce list is available in the New York metropolitan area this season. This includes: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and their principal cities. Make sure to check local listings for what’s growing in your area – why not create your own Fall Seasonal Produce Guide!

Fall Seasonal Produce Guide

  • Pomegranates — add to salads, on cereal, or even in guacamole. 
  • Cranberries — buy them fresh while you can, and freeze them to last several months.
  • Pears and apples — bake into pies and tarts, or serve them with savory dishes.  
    Fall Produce Guide

    CLICK HERE FOR BAKED APPLE RECIPE 

     

    • Figs – their subtle sweetness and seedy texture make them great for sweet or savory dishes. Add to fruit salads, or green salads. 
    • Brussels Sprouts — roast Brussels sprouts whole or slice them thin and sauté with with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. 
    • Sweet potato — make breakfast sweet potatoes hash browns with an egg on top, combine with black beans for a healthy Mexican-inspired dish or soup.  
    • Sunchokes – look similar to ginger and taste nutty and savory—like a cross between an artichoke heart and potato. Roast with a little olive oil, salt, pepper and enjoy. 
    Fall Produce Guide 4

    CLICK HERE FOR ROASTED SUNCHOKE RECIPE

    • Fennel – is crunchy and sweet when tossed raw into a salad, or silky and delicious when roasted. Bonus: Fennel is anti-inflammatory and helps with digestion.
    • Parsnips, Turnips, Beets — these root vegetables are great for roasting. You can also purée them and turn them into soup.
    • Butternut Squash, Acorn Squash, Kabocha Squash, Spaghetti Squash — Roast acorn squash with butter and brown sugar, make a creamy pumpkin soup with Kabocha, roast spaghetti squash with mushrooms and kale.
    • Delicata squash — Roast slices of thin-skinned delicata squash with Brussels sprouts and shallots, or roast them plain and serve over salads. 
    Fall Produce Guide 5

    CLICK HERE FOR ROASTED DELICATA SQUASH RECIPE

    • Kale and chard — substitute spinach and spring mix for kale and chard. Or sauté with fresh garlic and oil (olive oil or avocado oil)
    • Porcini Mushrooms —sauté them with grass-fed butter, ghee or garlic and olive oil. Add to pastas and toss into your favorite fall salad. 
    • Potatoes including purple potatoes – roast, mash or bake, potatoes are so versatile. Don’t forget about purple potatoes which offer tons of vitamins and antioxidant.  
    Fall Produce Guide 6

    CLICK HERE FOR PURPLE POTATO RECIPE 

    Where to buy Seasonal Produce:

    Local online grocers: If you follow us on Instagram and Facebook you know we get our groceries delivered by a local, online grocer, Fresh Direct. Fresh Direct works with local farmers to bring us the best produce of the season. Unfortunately, Fresh Direct only services NYC. However, I encourage you to check your local listings for online grocers that offer locally sourced produce in your area.

    Farmers Markets are a great place to shop for local produce and take advantage of special prices. Plus you can meet the farmers! Most farmers love talking about their harvest, offer samples of other produce they grow and share recipe tips which can be helpful especially if you’re not too familiar with the product. Make vising the Farmer’s Market a family affair. This is a great way to teach the kids about healthy eating. Carolina loves adding fruits and veggies into her bag and taking it to the check-out counter.

    CSA (Community Supported Agriculture Program) or Farm Share: Farm shares are becoming quite popular (or at least popular for us). CSA or Farm Share commonly refers to a group whose members receive weekly shares of food from a certain farm (or groups of farms) in their region. Joe and I joined a Brooklyn-based CSA Local Roots and love it!  

    Takeaway

    I hope this Fall seasonal produce guide is helpful and encourages you to eat seasonally as often as possible. Remember, a healthy lifestyle is the best gift you can give yourself and your family! 

     

    Related links:

    Seasonal Produce: Spring Guide

     

    Announcements 

    As I mentioned earlier in the post, I started seeing clients a few months ago. As a Holistic Health Coach my focus is on helping women develop a healthy relationship with food by encouraging you to see food as an opportunity to heal without diets, calorie counting or food restrictions. I developed a 6 month program that includes; 

    1. How to navigate the grocery store and learn what to buy based on the foods you love. 
    2. How to prepare high-quality meals that satisfy hunger and provided sustained energy throughout the day.
    3. How to understand and deconstruct cravings. 
    4. Mindful eating and portion control. 
    5. Why it’s not just about food and exercise. 

     I am excited for this new chapter! If you or someone you know would benefit from my program please email me to set up a FREE 30 min consultation by clicking the link below.  

    and before I go, I want to invite you to my next workshop: Intuitive Eating & Seasonal Foods – A Women’s Workshop On Creating a Healthy Relationship with Food. 

    Saturday, October 19th from 1pm – 3pm at Freshmade NYC

    For event details and to purchase a ticket please click the flyer below! 

    Until next week! Lots of love and good health

    Karla

     

    Version Español 

    Esperé hasta el último momento para publicar la guía de productos de la temporada pasada Productos de temporada: Guía de verano, Así que esta vez me estoy ocupando de no perder el tiempo y quiero que todos comiencen a disfrutar los productos que el otoño tiene para ofrecer. ¡Así que aquí está, Productos de temporada: Guida de otoño!

    El otoño es mi temporada favorita: no hace demasiado frío ni demasiado calor. Además, ¿a quién no le gustan los alimentos de otoño? ¿Manzanas, Calabaza? Y Pumpkin Spice que esta por todos lados. 

    Como saben, me encanta incorporar productos de temporada y comparto esto con todos mis clientes (sí, mis clients! más sobre esto en la sección de anuncios a continuación). Cuando comemos frutas y vegetales en temporada, disfrutamos los mejores sabores, maximizamos la nutrición y ahorramos dinero.

    La guía de hoy incluye frutas y vegetales que son deliciosas, fáciles de encontrar y fáciles de preparar. Y como me encantan los platos de otoño, seleccioné recetas divertidas, y saludables que puedes preparar en casa! Puedes encontrar estas recetas en la section en inglies – solo hagan click en el enlace debajo de las fotos. 

    Esta lista de productos está disponible en el área metropolitana de Nueva York esta temporada. Esto incluye: Nueva York, Nueva Jersey, Connecticut, Pensilvania y sus principales ciudades. Asegúrese de consultar las listas locales para saber qué está creciendo en su área.

     

    Guia de Productos Disponibles en el otoño!

     

    • Granadas: uselos en ensaladas, cereal o en guacamole. 
    • Arándanos: cómprelos frescos mientras pueda y congélelos para que duren varios meses.
    • Peras y manzanas: hornee en tartas y tartas, o sírvalas con platos salados.
    • Higos: ideales para platos dulces o salados. Agregue a las ensaladas de frutas o ensaladas verdes.
    • Anis: es crujiente y dulce. Agregue a las ensalada, o ornear. El hinojo es antiinflamatorio y ayuda con la digestión.
    • Coles de Bruselas: asar las coles de Bruselas enteras o cortarlas en rodajas finas y saltearlas con aceite de oliva y jugo de limón fresco.
    • Batata: combínelas con frijoles negros para obtener un plato o sopa saludable de inspiración mexicana.
    • Chirivías, nabos, remolachas: estos tubérculos son excelentes para asar. También puedes hacerlos puré y convertirlos en sopa.
    • Calabaza de Butternut, Calabaza de Bellota, Calabaza de Kabocha, Calabaza de Espagueti – asadas con mantequilla y azúcar morena, haga una sopa cremosa de calabaza con Kabocha, calabaza de espagueti asada con champiñones y col rizada.
    • Calabaza Delicata: asar rebanadas de calabaza delicada con coles de Bruselas, o asar solas y servirlas sobre las ensaladas.
    • Col rizada y acelga: sustituya las mezclas de espinaca y primavera por col y acelga. O saltee con ajo fresco y aceite (aceite de oliva o aceite de aguacate)
    • Sunchokes: se parecen al jengibre y tienen un sabor a nuez, como un cruce entre alcachofa y papa. Asa con un poco de aceite de oliva, sal y pimienta.
    • Papas incluyendo las papas moradas: asadas, en puré o al horno, las papas son muy versátiles y las papas moradas ofrecen vitaminas y antioxidantes.
    • Champiñones Porcini: saltear con ajo, mantequilla o aceite de oliva.

    Dónde comprar productos de temporada?

    Supermercados On-line: si nos sigue en Instagram y Facebook, sabe que recibimos nuestras compras de un supermercado local, Fresh Direct. Fresh Direct trabaja con agricultores locales para traernos los mejores productos de la temporada. Desafortunadamente, Fresh Direct solo brinda servicios a NYC. Sin embargo, le animo a que consulte sus listados locales de supermercados on-line que ofrecen productos locales en su área. 

    Farmers Markets (o los mercado de agricultores) son buenos lugares para comprar productos locales y aprovechar descuentos. ¡Además puedes conocer a los agricultores! A la mayoría de los agricultores les encanta hablar sobre su cosecha, ofrecer muestras de otros productos que cultivan y compartir consejos de recetas que pueden ser útiles, 

    CSA (Community Supported Agriculture Program) o Farm Share: las acciones agrícolas estan de moda (o al menos para nosotros). CSA o Farm Share se refiere a un grupo cuyos miembros reciben porciones semanales de alimentos de una determinada granja (o grupos de granjas) en su región. Nosotros nos unimos a un en Brooklyn Local Roots y nos encanta. 

    Espero que esta guía sea útil y los anime a comer productos de temporada con la mayor frecuencia posible. Recuerda que un estilo de vida saludable es el mejor regalo que puedes darte a ti y a tu familia. 

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    Como mencioné anteriormente, comencé a ver clientes hace unos meses. Como Coach de Salud Holístico, mi enfoque es ayudar a las mujeres a desarrollar una relación saludable con los alimentos y ayudarlas a ver los alimentos como una oportunidad para sanar sin dietas, contando calorías o restricciones alimentarias. 

    Desarrollé un programa de 6 meses que incluye;

    1. Cómo navegar el supermercado y aprender qué comprar según los alimentos que le gustan.
    1. Cómo preparar comidas de alta calidad que satisfagan el hambre y proporcionen energía sostenida durante el día.
    1. Cómo entender y deconstruir los antojos.
    1. Alimentación consciente y control de porciones.

    2. Por qué no se trata solo de comida y ejercicio.

    Si usted o alguien que conoce se beneficiaría de mi programa, envíeme un correo electrónico para una consulta GRATUITA de 30 minutos. Para comunicarse conmigo haga clic en el siguiente enlace.

    y antes de irme, quiero invitarlos a mi próximo taller: Comida intuitiva y alimentos de temporada: un taller para mujeres sobre cómo crear una relación saludable con la comida.

    Sábado 19 de octubre de 1pm a 3pm en Freshmade NYC

    Para mas detalles y para comprar su boleto, haga clic en el flyer a continuación

    Hasta la próxima!

    Karla A Salinari

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    10 Summer Salad Ideas

    10 Summer Salad Ideas

    Here are 10 Summer Salad Ideas from around the web! Made with delicious summer produce like fragrant peaches, crunchy lettuce and mouth-watering watermelon, these salads will leave you feeling healthy, cool and satisfied all (or what’s left of) summer.

    I refuse to accept that summer is almost over! So for the next couple of weeks, I will be living my best summer life which includes spending time by the pool with Joe and Caro and enjoying these 10 Summer Salad Ideas from some of my favorite Food Bloggers. I hope you guys enjoy them too!!  

    Version En Español

    ¡Me niego a aceptar que el verano casi ha terminado! Por lo tanto, durante las próximas semanas, viviré veraneando! Eso incluye playa, sol y piscina junto a Joe y Caro mientras disfrutamos de estas ideas de ensaladas de verano hechas por algunos de mis bloggeros favoritos.

    ¡Espero que ustedes también los disfruten!

    CORN TOMATO AVOCADO SALAD

    APPLE PECAN ARUGULA SALAD

    Best Broccoli Salad

    Peach, Blue Cheese, and Walnut Salad

    Grilled Cobb Salad

    Moroccan Style Salad with Chickpeas and Quinoa {gluten free}

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    and FlipBox

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    Beet Green Recipe: Easy, Delicious Pesto! (plus eliminating food waste)

    Beet Green Recipe: Easy, Delicious Pesto! (plus eliminating food waste)

    Beet Green Recipe: Easy, Delicious Pesto! Did you know you can save time and money by using food scraps for other, healthy recipes like pesto? Homemade pesto can be made with veggie scraps like beet greens, carrot greens, and ramps.

    You can also save veggie scraps to make broth or chopped up leafy greens and sauté in a little garlic and olive oil.

    But before I get into this today’s beet green recipe, allow me to geek out on food waste in the US, a topic I’ve been learning about in my nutrition course and feel is important to share.

    American households throw-out about $2,000 worth of food per year? (mind blown!) Most of us don’t realize how much food we throw away every day — from uneaten leftovers to spoiled or unused produce, so much food goes to waste.

    Tips for Reducing or Eliminating Food Waste

    Fortunately, there are many things we can do at home to reduce or eliminate food waste. Here are some tips:

    Green juice, veggie broth and herb cubes can be made from veggie scraps. After you strip the leaves off of dark leafy greens like kale, Swiss chard or collards, use the stems for cooking or juice them.

    Sometimes we can’t get through a bunch of parsley or cilantro. Finely chop your herbs, place them in an ice cube tray, pour olive oil over the top and freeze. So simple and easy!

    Or Make Almond Pulp Crackers and No-Bake Almond Pulp Energy Bites with left over pulp used to make  almond milk . I’m going to try this next and report back to you

    Ok, now the good stuff! I don’t know about you Joe and I LOVE.PESTO and most veggie tops like carrot tops, ramps and beet greens make the most delicious pesto! Plus it’s easy to make and stores well in the Fridge.

    We are loving beet green pesto these days, maybe it’s because I buy beets often so the tops are always around. Either way, it’s delicious and simple to make!

    Joe loves to dip radishes in beet green pesto. I like to spread it over crackers and also add it to my pasta.

    Bonus: beet greens are loaded with antioxidants and are high in vitamins and minerals.

    This beet green recipe is for pesto but beet greens are also delicious when sautéed. Tip: you can blanch beet greens to remove some of the bitterness but I don’t consider beet greens to be all that bitter and often skip this step.

    I hope you enjoy the recipe and hope this blog post encourages you to eliminate food waste by using more of your veggies + healthy food scraps you would otherwise throw-out! Every little bit helps!  

    Wishing you all a wonderful holiday weekend! Caro and I are off to Puerto Rico for a short trip! Looking forward to warner weather and a short digital detox (more on this soon).

    Till next time, friends!  

    Ingredients

    4 cups of beet greens, stems removed

    1/2 cup of pine nuts (walnuts or some of other but can also work)

    3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast for a dairy-free version) 

    3 cloves of garlic

    1/2 teaspoon of salt

    1/4 teaspoon of fresh black pepper

    1/4 cup of avocado oil (olive oil works too)

    Instructions

    1. In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients minus the olive oil. Begin to blend while slowly adding in the olive oil until the mixture is fully blended and the olive oil is fully added.

    2. Serve over toast, mixed in with pasta, as a dip for chips, and ENJOY!!

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    Beet Green Recipe: Easy, Delicious Pesto!
    This beet green recipe is for pesto but beet greens are also delicious when sautéed. Tip: you can blanch beet greens to remove some of the bitterness but I don’t consider beet greens to be all that bitter and often skip this step.
    Servings
    Ingredients
    • 4 Cups Beet Greens Stems Removed
    • 2 Cups Pine Nuts Can be substituted with Walnuts
    • 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast for a dairy-free version)
    • 3 Cloves garlic
    • 1/2 Tsp salt
    • 1/4 Tsp Fresh Black Pepper
    • 1/4 Cup avocado oil Can be substituted with Olive Oil
    Servings
    Ingredients
    • 4 Cups Beet Greens Stems Removed
    • 2 Cups Pine Nuts Can be substituted with Walnuts
    • 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast for a dairy-free version)
    • 3 Cloves garlic
    • 1/2 Tsp salt
    • 1/4 Tsp Fresh Black Pepper
    • 1/4 Cup avocado oil Can be substituted with Olive Oil
    Instructions
    1. In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients minus the olive oil. Begin to blend while slowly adding in the olive oil until the mixture is fully blended and the olive oil is fully added.
    2. Serve over toast, mixed in with pasta, as a dip for chips, and ENJOY!!

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