Basket of fresh persimmons and pomegranates with cut slices on Autumn Fall leaves against a dark wood vintage background.

Falling leaves, cool weather, and hearty meals are all marks of Fall.  About The Table has a combined list of vegetables and fruits that are on the shelves in your local grocery stores and recipes with each for you to try on these chilly nights!

Apples

The appetizing apple can provide a variety of flavors from sour to sweet but as long as the skin of this fruit is involved in your recipe you can enjoy its antioxidant properties and the dietary fiber that it provides.  Have fun with this light and flavorful dish!

Apple & Fennel Slaw

3 T extra virgin olive oil

2 ½ T apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon fennel fronds, chopped

1 Granny Smith apple, cut into matchsticks

2-3 celery ribs, thinly sliced

¼ cup parsley, chopped

Salt and pepper

Whisk first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add fennel, fronds, apple and celery, toss to coat. Garnish with parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

Cauliflower

Roasted Vegetables

This veggie makes a great side for your fall and winter dishes while providing vitamin C.  Give this recipe a test run if you are looking to introduce a new side to your entrees. 

Mashed Cauliflower

1 head medium cauliflower, cut into florets

½ C sour cream

Salt and Pepper

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

1  tablespoon fresh chives, minced

Fill a large pot with water to depth of 1/4 inch. Add cauliflower florets. Cook, covered, over medium-high heat 10-12 minutes or until tender. Drain. Add back to the hot pot to continue to dry out excess moisture.

Process cauliflower, sour cream, salt, and pepper in a food processor 30 seconds to 1 minute or until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Stir in Parmesan cheese and chives. Serve.

 

Broccoli

As a great source of vitamin K, C and folate, this vegetable is considered to be a superfood due to its nutritional value. To gain the benefits, try my favorite way to eat broccoli; it is plain and simple and quick!

Toss florets on a baking sheet with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Roast in a 450*F oven for 12-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned and delicious!

 

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Looking to add Vitamin K, folate, iron, or all three, help yourself to a serving of brussels sprouts for a culinary dose with Chef Bianca’s DelawareToday.com recipe.

 

Figs

Fresh ripe figs on a wooden background

The health benefits of figs sounds like a great vitamin supplement.  This fruit is mineral rich with potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper to name a few.  Give this lamb chops recipe from Myrecipes.com a try if you are looking for a delicious fig dish.

 

Want to get more fabulous fall flavors? About the Table can tempt the taste buds with fresh menus of healthy and delicious meals, featuring the best local produce just for you. Contact us to learn more.

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