The Best Comfort Food For Fall

Fall is finally and officially here. I usually welcome fall with open arms, with its crisp sunny days, bountiful harvest, fall fashion and general coziness. However, this year I am just hanging on to the last days of summer. Maybe because summer arrived late in Toronto. Maybe because our summer seemed to fly by. I'm sad to see it go, but happy to be back into a groove for the rest of 2015.

Whether this time of year is bittersweet, or not, you're probably craving some comfort food. I've gathered a few of my favourite recipes from Pinterest to share with you. These recipes are tried and true and use the standard fall favourites like squash, apples, kale and sweet potatoes. 

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Here it goes! Get cooking:

  1. Acorn Squash and Kale Pasta by
    Healthy and delicious. This subtle, but oh so comforting past dish is one the whole family will love. Be sure to use acorn squash to get that creaminess. Rather than dicing the squash, I just mash it and add straight to the pasta. The combination with kale will surprise and delight you. 
  2. Lentil Shepherd's Pie by Simple Bites
    A veggie take on a hearty classic with sweet potato topping. This version is just as mighty as the one your mom made. Don't let the lentils fool you. I also like to toss in some grated cheese or any kind of milk to the sweet potato (coconut is perfect) topping to make it extra creamy.
  3. Sweet Potato and Coconut Milk Soup (Above) by Katie at the Kitchen Door
    A twist on a classic sweet potato soup with the creaminess of coconut milk. The brown rice (I sometimes use black) and lentils add a lovely texture and take it to a full and hearty meal. Serve with salad and bread. 
  4. Brie & Cheddar Apple Beer Soup + Pecan Oat Crumble by Half Baked Harvest
    Beer, plus cheese in a soup. Need I say more? Just wow! This is the kind of soup that will help you roll right into winter hibernation. 
  5. Apple Crisp Baked Brie by Betty Crocker
    Good ol' Betty Crocker serves up this crowd pleaser. A sure way to win over your hosts if you're tasked with bringing an appetizer. Sweet apples with creamy Brie are a winning combination. I usually toss in extra nuts and dried cranberries. 
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