5 Recipes I Am Loving This Fall & Winter Season

I seriously love cooking! And maybe you can’t really relate to that but I think there is something so fun about trying new recipes, flavors and ingredients. I have become so much more creative after cutting out meat and actually laugh a little when people wonder what I eat. There is SO much out there to eat that is not processed, convenient or animal products, you just have to step a little out of your comfort zone to find it. Soon you might even find that including new things is within your new comfort zone!

I do get that we all don’t have hours each day to spend in the kitchen prepping, cooking and cleaning but do think we could all benefit from a little more time in the kitchen rather than going to what’s most convenient. A lot of these recipes even make enough for leftovers the next day, cutting down on the time spent in the kitchen without sacrificing taste or quality.

If you are looking to get re-inspired this season and are curious about what a meatless meal can look or taste like then you are in the right place! I am sharing with you 5 of my favorite recipes this season that I have loved making and a few I have made more than once!

A lot of these I found off Pinterest and one I got from a cookbook I own. Pinterest is seriously my go-to tool when it comes to finding new recipes. And the more you search “healthy vegetarian dinners” the more suggestions you will start getting! Half the time it takes only a few minutes for me to find a new recipe that sounds amazing. You just have to teach it what to show you!

So most of these will have a dinner feel but could easily be great for lunch if you make them the day before. I recommend cooking with a glass of wine or sparkling water and some music or your favorite show going. Create an atmosphere you want to be in and invite your spouse or loved one to help you! Since I work from home, I tend to start cooking by myself before TJ gets there and I really don’t mind. I find its a great way to unwind and helps me checkout from work for a little while!

Okay, enough! Let’s get into the recipes already! Now since these are not my recipes I am going to link you to the sites they are found on so those amazing and creative people can get some page views and it’ll be easy for you to save and reference later!

Y’all this was delish and TJ even finished off the leftovers the next day for dinner! I did add some sun-dried tomatoes to give it more color and texture which I highly recommend you do as well!

 Image from/by Peas and Crayons

Image from/by Peas and Crayons

I won’t say mine looked near as pretty as hers but dang was it good! The only mix I could find was an orzo and brown rice mix but it still tasted great!

 Image by/from Vanilla and Bean

Image by/from Vanilla and Bean

I actually made this salad for Thanksgiving with my family and it was bomb! If you need a side dish to bring to your next holiday activity, I cannot recommend this one enough! There were so many yummy flavors and the dressing was perfect with it!

 Image by/from Recipe Runner

Image by/from Recipe Runner

I seriously love EVERYTHING from her cookbooks and gave it a shoutout in my newsletter last week! Make sure you’re subscribed to get info and updates each Friday! I made this once for dinner with friends and it was a hit!

 Image by/from Oh, She Glows

Image by/from Oh, She Glows

I don’t make soups often but as soon as the temperature drops I feel like all I want to do is make a crockpot full of soup! At first I felt like I wouldn’t have many meatless soup options outside of a simple veggie soup but I soon found that there were a lot of creative people out there who thought better! This recipe made a ton and I had leftovers for days. The rice makes it heavier so it feels like a more substantial meal!

 Image by/from Gimme Some Oven

Image by/from Gimme Some Oven

Ok, now that I am sufficiently hungry, I hope you are too! There are so many amazing and yummy veggies in season this time of year so try some out and pick one of these new recipes to make for you and your family! Let me know if you do and happy cooking!

xx

Kami