And just like that, the season has changed and we're fully into autumn. Though life's seasons and those of the weather don't always align, I tend to think of fall as prime time for connecting (or reconnecting) with family and friends. I also feel drawn to embrace openness and learning new things—I suppose I'll always be stuck in that back-to-school mindset no matter how old I get.
As such, this week's plan is full of a lot of flavors and foods that you know and love, with a few twists thrown in to shake things up a bit. That means everything from pasta with a quick and simple tomato sauce to vegan barbecue tacos (yes, you read that last part correctly).
And for anyone that's been craving something sweet, there's a s'mores pie recipe. Nothing screams fall to me more than the combination of graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows, and this version is sure to satisfy.
Now, who else is excited to go apple picking?!
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Are you one of those people that still hasn't found a kale recipe you like? Well covering them with cheese might be the answer you've been looking for. These quesadillas would go great with a black bean soup—think of it as a new interpretation of the classic combo of grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Skillet Pork Chops with Cabbage
Pork chops, cabbage, and apples form such a classic combination, so I can't wait to dive into this recipe. Serve with some buttered rice or pasta on the side to round out the meal.
Angel Hair Pasta with Quick Cherry Tomato Sauce
The middle of the week is often when I feel the least like cooking, that's why I decided to put this easy recipe here. It'll even make for a great lunch to take to work or school the next day.
BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Tacos
Jackfruit has been taking the culinary world by storm. It's a great vegan alternative to pulled pork and many people swear by it. I'll be making a big bowl of guac to go with this meal!Continue to 5 of 6 below.
Grilled Skirt Steak Skewers
Looking for a new way to cook steak at home? I love the ginger, honey, and soy sauce in this marinade to set this recipe apart from my usual salt-and-pepper-only steak routine. And while you have the grilled fired up, you the perfect excuse to make some end-of-season grilled corn to go with it.
BONUS RECIPE! We're officially into fall, and to me, nothing epitomizes this transition from summer into fall more than s'mores. Make this pie and prepare yourself for all that the season has to offer.