Tomorrow is the fall equinox - one of only 2 times in the year when when day and night are at equal length. Equinoxes (and solstices) are a great time to begin projects, set intentions for the fall season and generally get the wheels in motion for anything you may have been thinking about starting in general. Think of it as a way to be naturally in sync with the "back-to-school" vibe that we remember from our childhood. It carries that sense of #possibility that new beginnings can bring. ✨
It can be fun to combine the pursuit of being healthy with the seasonal harvest by creating your very own fall vegetable challenge. Try adding in at least 1-2 fall vegetables and fruits into your diet every week throughout the season - especially ones that aren't in your usual rotation. Things like delicata squash (pictured above), sunchokes, quince, celeriac, candy cane beets, romanesque broccoli, purple sweet potatoes, persimmon, parsnips, rutabagas, collard greens, tomatillos, ground cherries and lots of other fall produce is starting to be more available and it's fun to try new things! We all know that vegetables are good for us and the more we add them in to our diets the better.
If you're worried about what you'll do with those veggies when you get them home, there are about a gazillion recipes and ideas online. Some of my favorite resources include @thekitchn , @food52 @epicurious and the fabulous cookbook, Chez Panisse Vegetables by @alicelouisewaters. If you're still building your confidence skills in the kitchen, just type in the word "simple" before you type the word "recipe" and you should be just fine. And when in doubt, especially with the root vegetables, just peel, chunk, toss with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast at 400 for around 30 minutes or more. For extra credit and a virtual high five from me, take a picture, tag me and hashtag it #fallvegetablechallenge. I'd love to see what you come up with! 🍐🥬🍇🥕🍎🥦🍏🍆🍅🍠 #fallequinox #fallvegetables #eatyourveggies #ageaudaciously