MasterChef PantryWhen October begins my thoughts turn to that food that is good on a cool and windy day. I think of things like banana bread, chili and cornbread, pot roast, hot cherry pie.

 

 

This year I want to look at the fruits and vegetables that are in season this month and find recipes that are healthy, tasty, and great for losing weight.

Here is our list:
Apples
Beets
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Chicory
Cranberries
Dates
Figs
Grapes
Leeks
Lettuce
Okra
Oranges
Parsnips
Pears (late season)
Peppers
Pumpkins
Quince
Shallots
Star fruit
Sweet Potatoes
Turnips
Watercress
Winter squash

I’m going to take these three at a time. So let’s start with the apples.

Apples have become one of my favorite foods. I eat two or three a day. I love them with peanut butter or almond butter.

Apple Pie Smoothie:

Beets:

Broccoli:

Gordon Ramsay’s Broccoli Soup

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