My Top 8 Recipes for Fall

October 7, 2014

My Top Eight Recipe for Fall include everything from how to peel & cut squash to the perfect maple pecan pie.

It’s time for another recipe roundup on the blog. I see so many great recipes on here that get lost in the archives as time goes by, and I think it’s time to bring them back. Fall recipes, in particular, are so satisfying to make.

Below is a list of my 8 favourite recipes and posts for the fall. Timely for the season: everything from how to peel and chop a winter squash to a delicious maple pecan pie recipe for Thanksgiving.

1. Indian Spiced Cauliflower



cauliflower cooked in curry spices in a skillet

A delicious recipe for all the super fresh cauliflower that is showing up in the markets right now. Succulent, perfectly spiced, this isn’t your grandmother’s boiled cauliflower!

2. How to Peel and Chop a Winter Squash

This post is invaluable to learn an easy way to peel and chop any type of winter squash.

3. Moroccan Spiced Lentils

I’ve been making this recipe for years and it’s always a hit. But I took it to a new level when I used new crop locally-grown lentils from Saanichton Farm. Divine.

4. Fresh Pumpkin Loaf

Based on my mom’s superb pumpkin loaf, this is one recipe that people ask me for without fail.

5. Homemade Quince Paste

Everything you wanted to know about quince and how to make a most delicious quince paste. Probably the longest recipe in this roundup, but not difficult at all, and definitely worthwhile.

6. Winter Squash Taste Off

If you ever wondered how different types of winter squash taste, you should sign up for my Local Harvest cooking class, where you will get a chance to try at least a dozen varieties. Failing that, read through this post, where I sum up the results of several years of squash taste-offs.

7. Three Bears Porridge

The favourite winter breakfast in our house, weekdays and weekends.

8. Maple Pecan Pie

This is, hands-down, my favourite Thanksgiving pie. Perfectly set, perfectly sweet, perfectly nutty. This would be an excellent one to try with those uber-fresh Rancho Vignola nuts.

What about you? What are some of your favourite fall recipes? Any recipes from the blog that I missed in my round-up?

Comments (2)

  1. My favourite recipe this time of year is a West African pumpkin/squash soup. We always make it with our Jack o Lantern. Sauté onion and garlic with curry paste, add lots of peeled and grated squash or pumpkin. Add chopped tomato if you wish. Sauté until the veggies are soft and then stir in a big glop of peanut butter and chicken or vegetable broth until it’s the right broth-y-ness. Cook until it smells so good you can’t stand waiting any more. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and a glop of plain yoghurt if you wish. It’s delicious with cornbread.

  2. Hi Heidi,
    My favourite fall recipe of yours is Autumn Harvest Soup. I first tasted it in a ‘Soups’ class you were teaching several years ago at Fairfield Community Centre and have been making it ever since. Not sure whether or not the recipe is on your site or not but it definitely should be.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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