As September draws to a close, the season of fall is in full swing. The nights will get a little crisper, the leaves will start to turn brilliant colors, and warm dinners are back on the menu. This is the time of year when I love to start making delicious soups, stews and chilies once again. Like most families, my husband and daughter love chili, especially when it’s topped with fresh cheese, avocados, green onions or chips. If you’re looking for some new recipes to try, here are three chili variations that you’ll love.
If you’re like me, you get tired of the same old tomato based chilies that are always served. This recipe breathes new life into an old tradition. Fresh vegetables mixed with a creamy sauce and great seasoning makes this recipe one you’ll love.
Lean Bean Turkey Chili
Ground turkey is cooked with tomatoes, beans, chilies and onions, and seasoned to perfection to give you an amazing meal in just about 30 minutes. This dish is full of flavor, texture and spice to please even the pickiest eaters. Serve it hot for a delicious, healthy meal.
Corn & Beef Chili
Corn & Beef Spicy Chilly is a nice hearty meal soup. Full of protein, vegetables, and lots of flavor. You can make this recipe stove top or in a slow cooker. Cut the calories by using left over turkey instead of beef.
If you enjoy food, and I mean REALLY enjoy food, it’s important to choose fruits and vegetables that are in season. By doing this, you taste the produce when it is just right, and not picked before it’s ripe, then shipped for hundreds of miles. By finding what’s in season around you, the intense and rich flavors you’ll find will simply amaze you. Some of the fruits and vegetables that are in season in September are apples, grapes, peaches, pumpkins, squash and bell peppers. Here are four delicious and healthy recipes you can make this month with these delicious items.
Apple Grape Chicken Salad
Apple Grape Chicken Salad is a full meal salad that’s perfect in the early fall. You have all your food groups on one plate. The fruit with the savory cheese are a perfect match for the greens.
Grilled Peach Feta Salad
Grilled Peach Feta Salad is a sweet and savory salad. This salad combines sweet grilled peaches, creamy feta, fresh green onions, all on a bed of greens, and topped with a simple vinaigrette.
Pesto Spaghetti Squash
Tired of eating traditional spaghetti? Try this recipe to see how good spaghetti squash tastes mixed with homemade pesto sauce.
Roasted Pumpkin Bruschetta
Pumpkin Bruschetta adds a nice fall flavor to traditional Bruschetta. You can use feta, goat cheese, or mozzarella. If you don’t have cubed pumpkin you can spread canned pumpkin onto each bread. The flavors of the red pepper and pumpkin are wonderful together.