Here at Mother Raw, we love all that fall has in store – from the excitement of pumpkin season to the gorgeous colours of fall leaves from yellow to orange and various shades of red. Today, we’re sharing some of our favourite fall flavours and ideas. You might be inspired and choose to add them to your fall plans and routines.
Taste autumn with Pumpkin
If pumpkin is a flavour on the top of your list, get some pumpkins and rustle up your favourite pumpkin recipes or buy canned pumpkin for a quick fix. One thing to watch out for — make sure you read the can when you grab it so you get what you want - pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie filling!
Here is one way to enjoy it beyond pumpkin pie - you can make some no-bake pumpkin balls, sweetened with dates and full of aromatic fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. They make a great snack, and even a nice sweet treat!
Cinnamon — a scent of the season
Celebrate the sweet and spicy notes of cinnamon — powder, sticks and bark. Apple pie aficionados consider it the definitive spice addition. Warming up a hot brew? Whisk some cinnamon powder into milk, cocoa, coffee, even tea or throw in a stick and let it simmer until the smell fills the room, and/or fold into some plant-based whipped cream for a cinnamon latte.
Another way to explore cinnamon is with oats. Try adding some to overnight oats or cooked oatmeal — microwave, stovetop or baked. You could even add some pumpkin too, as these two flavours go great together.
The warmth of ginger
Enjoy ginger's warmth and pungency in a variety of ways. Ginger is available in many forms, with fresh, ground and candied amongst the most common. It is super flexible — it works well in both sweet and savoury recipes.
If you're up for the challenge, you could explore making candied ginger at home. Candied ginger makes a great snack and can also be used in cakes and bakes. You can also use ginger to make a savoury condiment that can be stored in the fridge and added to soups, sauces, strews or marinades. Do this by blending equal parts peeled and chopped fresh ginger and garlic with a touch of salt and olive oil. For good measure, add a pinch of turmeric and black pepper.
Regardless of what you decide, enjoy these glorious days of fall with your favourite fruits, vegetables, spices and condiments.
Written by: Ozoz Sokoh