Pumpkin Pie, Turkey Breast, and Apple Cider: Seasonal Recipes For A Cosy Autumn
Just because we don't experience autumn, doesn't mean we shouldn't partake in its delights. Try these delicious recipes from the comforts of your own home with easy ingredients you can get in Philippine groceries or specialty stores!
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
Begin your meal with a heathy serving of roasted butternut squash salad. An intermingling of warm autumnal flavours, this recipe by the Food Network incorporates generous servings of dried cranberries and maple syrup with a dash of cider vinegar tossed in with this season's staple (pumpkin!).
Thai Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin soup has always been a seasonal favourite. This year, try it with a twist! BBC Good Food has created a fusion recipe that incorporates the spice of Thai cuisine with the heartiness of traditional pumpkin soup. While incorporating lemongrass, ginger, and coconut milk may be strange for some, this recipe is sure to be an interesting take that will leave people wanting more.
Add some greens onto your plate with Ina Garten's wholesome yet indulgent spinach gratin. It's quick to make and definitely a level up from the usual potato variety. Made using two kinds of cheeses — parmesan and Gruyere — this delightful entree is a flavourful family favourite that's sure to become a staple well past fall.
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Turkey isn't much of a traditional Filipino ingredient — and cooking it could prove stressful to some home chefs. The solution? Try cooking the breast! It's less work than preparing the entire bird, and just as delicious. This recipe from the Food Network is a delicious take on herb-roasted turkey breast that guarantees a flavourful finish.
Autumn Beef Stew
While the thought of beef stew may not automatically remind you of the fall, this recipe, reinvented by Midwest Living, has incorporated some of our favourite autumnal ingredients. Taking its cue from Julia Child's boeuf bourguignon, this recipe places butternut squash and carrots alongside a dash of red wine, thrown in with lean cuts of beef and a few strips of bacon. Yum!
Pumpkin pie is a must! While not as popular in the Philippines as it is in the United States, pumpkin pie has slowly been inching itself towards the more mainstream Filipino palate. Thankfully, a handful of restaurants and cafes now offer this delicious treat in their menus. Try making your own at home with this recipe from Simply Recipes — they even teach you how to make your own pumpkin puree (if you prefer not to use one from a can).
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet potato casserole? Yes please! This traditional Thanksgiving recipe is surprisingly easy to recreate — even with local ingredients. Check out All Recipe's take on the family favourite here.
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Known as the quintessential fall drink, apple cider is a delightfully fruity beverage more popular in North America. If you want to try it yourself, make some with this homemade apple cider recipe, which is quick, easy, and super flavourful. All you'd need are apples, oranges, a couple of spices, and some sugar and — tadah! — a delightfully fruity drink you can't find anywhere else.