With temperatures quickly plummeting from a record breaking 115 degree summer to mid-sixties in a matter of weeks, my barely-there tank tops and Arizona Birkenstocks have rapidly been replaced with layers of thick flannel, loose jeans, and enough denim to warrant the endearing nickname – ‘Denim Dawson’. Below you’ll find some of my recent closet favorites: subtle neutrals to last you for seasons to come, breastfeeding friendly button downs, and the most versatile tote, roomy enough to double as your newfound diaper bag (should you need one). From my closet to yours, x
a bite to match your new digs
Coconut Pumpkin Pie Porridge: for those of us who could (can) eat pumpkin pie for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, but are trying to keep THIS tight. Made with a simple combination of rolled oats or muesli, pumpkin, and coconut milk, this vegan pumpkin pie porridge is the only way to kick off your autumn, the only way you’ll ever want to eat pumpkin pie again.
Baked Butternut Squash Mac N’ ‘Cheese’ with Hazelnut Cinnamon Crumble: the perfect make-ahead weeknight meal with plenty of leftovers, or potluck gold, this baked macaroni takes those familiar, childhood flavors of cheesy gooeyness and warmth, but redefines them with real, unprocessed, and nutrient rich ingredients. Made with the most divinely creamy dreamy roasted butternut squash, cannellini beans, and warming cinnamon sauce, the kind that sneaks it’s way into every noodle, nook, and cranny, coupled with the savory crunch of a lightly toasted hazelnut and cinnamon crumble, we can see the light.
Warm Cannellini and Browned Carrot Salad: that sort of life giving meal that trickles its way into every cell, replenishing and restoring, this is a salad even the most devout winter hibernator can and will first bump to. A very simple, texturally and aesthetically complex, and nutritionally profound plant based recipe, packed to brim with hearty, rooting, and health promoting carrots, protein and fiber rich cannellini, and warming pops of fresh dill and pure maple, this light bite has become a quick household favorite.
Pumpkin Cashew ‘Cream Cheese’ Muesli Muffins: the: what to eat when the clock strikes autumn and you’re already in the mood for pie, but are trying to maintain some semblance of healthful to get you through the day. Inspired by those cream cheese filled, white sugar and white flour packed Starbucks delights, this naturally sweetened, delectably moist, and sinfully nourishing alternative is packed to the brim with warming autumn spices, luscious pumpkin, creamy cashew filling, and unsweetened Swiss-style Bircher Muesli.
Gatherer’s Pie: an overtly cozy, yet rich and special feeling vegetable main made with rustic and earthy mushrooms, simultaneously simmered and charred roots, Worcestershire, and rye, think deep bowl meal devoured in your baggiest long-johns in the company of a rom-com and/or equally as cotton clad companions. Best served alongside a roasted green salad with an extra splash of Worcestershire.