Who else is LOVING fall right now!? It’s my favorite season. The leaves are changing, the temperature is finally getting a little colder so we can all break out our jeans, boots, flannel and
pumpkin spice lattes squash! And go apple picking. And carve pumpkins. And play in leaf piles. And all of the fall things. Can you tell I’m in total fall mode?
So it’s that time again. Food Coma Fridays: everythingIloveaboutfall edition.
Let me tell you something else exciting that’s going on around here. I FINALLY GOT A PUPPY!!! Took me freaking long enough, right? I’ve been bugging my family (and you guys) about it hardcore for almost a year now…and they finally
caved admitted that they wanted one too. Or rather that they wouldn’t send me back with it if I brought one home. So then this happened.
ISN’T SHE JUST THE CUTEST?! Little Bella, my new Brittany Spaniel puppy. She’s the best. When she’s not chewing through everything, haha. I mean, she’s a puppy – what do you expect? Cuteness overload. Maybe I’ll try making my own dog treats soon? Maybe. But what you can expect is me to be sending lots of puppy pictures your way. So get excited. Also, we are totally twins because a) she is a redhead like me and b) we both have the attention span of Dory from finding nemo.
Now, about all those amazing fall things. Specifically, food.
Recipes | Current Fall Favorites
Sausage and butternut squash frittata. such a classic fall recipe, I’ve made it a bunch of times and never get tired of it!
Cold brew chocolate cookie ice cream. Ummm somebody make this for me now. Please. You know what would be insane? This ice cream paired with my Double Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies. Ohhhmygerddddd
Anything with delicata squash. Specifically, this STUFFED delicata squash. With pulled pork + avocado.
Pumpkin spice hot cocoa. YES PLEASE
The Loving Diet: Going Beyond Paleo into the Heart of What Ails You, by Jessica Flanigan of AIP Lifestyle. When you’re dealing with a chronic illness or autoimmune disease, it’s so much more than just about the food. Jessica has done a wonderful job weaving in self-love and using food as medicine for healing in this book, and I’ll definitely be using her advice in my own journey and as I work with clients along their own journeys to health.
All-American Paleo Table: Classic Homestyle Cooking from a Grain-Free Perspective, by Caroline Potter. Caroline sent me a review copy of her new cookbook and I cannot get enough!! Will definitely be working through the Thanksgiving recipes section starting…oh wait, I did already. #sorrynotsorry
Other Random Fall Things
Apple picking! I did this last year with my best friend, and we decided to go back to the same orchard this year. We didn’t get 40 lbs this time, but still made a hellava lot of my famous apple pie spiced applesauce. And these Apple Cinnamon Muffins. And ate apples and almond butter. It’s just too good.
Stila 10-in-1 BB cream. ok, so this isn’t something I’m necessarily loving right now. More like totally riding the struggle bus with. I used this stuff all summer (when I was super tan and outside all day) and now it’s waaaay too tan for me as I’ve slowly become more
pale translucent during the fall. By December I’ll be full-on ghostly white status. “Fit for all skin types” my a$$. I’m really not feeling like rocking the the oompa loompa look on the reg. Can somebody help a pale, irish white girl out!?
Jason Natural Cosmetics Pure Beauty Vitamin E Oil. While I’m on the ranting and raving topic, I just found out this stuff, which I LOVE for helping with sunburns and keeping my skin oh-so-nice-and-smooth has “vital wheat gluten” in it. Woof. Thank you, celiac disease, for reminding me to
be humble throw away almost all my skincare products. woof.
What are some of your favorite things this fall?