Happy fall y’all! Depending on where you are, things may be cooling off and leaves may be starting to change. Whether you’re settling into sweater weather or not, one thing for certain is the delicious welcome of October and harvest season.
There are three new seasonal categories on Meal Hero’s browsing page to find recipes that make the most of what’s good now and to celebrate Native Americans, Autumn, and Halloween.
This month we celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, and one way of honoring the Native American history, past, present, and future is through understanding the food that represents the different tribal cultures, regions, and land offerings. With so much tradition steeped into Indigenous food roots, this recipe category only barely scratches the surface. For those unfamiliar with the native cuisines, this may be a good place to start. We recommend trying the Sausage and Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms with Sage, which can be an appetizer, or a main course by using the larger portobello mushrooms and serving with a side of Dandelion Greens With Crispy Onions.
As we say goodbye to fresh tomatoes, stone fruits, and melons, we usher in the cornucopia of autumn produce like apples, pears, cabbage, grapes, mushrooms, parsnips, persimmons, pomegranate, sweet potatoes, and of course, squash. The Seasonal Autumn category is full of recipes highlighting the harvest’s peak goodies. Dig into the changing seasons with Roasted Fall Vegetable Pasta, Rosemary Chicken With Roasted Grapes, or an Autumn Panzanella Salad.
Last but not least - Halloween! This year may not be as communally festive as usual, but that doesn't mean we can’t still celebrate at home. This is an especially fun time for children and making food that is silly and spooky is a perfect way to spend time together. Get in the spirit with these Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Peppers, Bloody Falafel Fingers, and Meringue Ghost Tartlets.
We hope you enjoy these new categories and recipes and find something new and delicious to add to your meal planning routine. As always, we’d love to hear from you. What have you been making? What is a recipe category you’d like to see. Cheers, and happy fall!