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A One Pot Vegetarian Stew to Celebrate the First Day of Fall

There’s a certain joy that comes with eating seasonally—not only are in-season veggies more nutrient-dense, they’re also bursting with flavor. You can make simple recipes with a short list of ingredients, knowing they’ll shine. Now that we’re solidly in the fall, it’s as good a time as any to have a pot of cozy stew on the stove as frequently as possible. And since many of us are on the hunt for meatless mains that are hearty enough for cold-weather cooking, it feels like the perfect time to share this incredibly satisfying one-pot vegetarian stew.

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The 5 best fall pasta dinners to pick up from Trader Joe’s right now

Harvest Spaghetti Squash Spirals (Photo courtesy of Joseph Neese)

Trader Joe’s Harvest Spaghetti Squash Spirals includes four clusters of spaghetti squash with chunks of butternut squash in a seasonal tomato sauce made from tomato pureé, pumpkin pureé, butternut squash pureé, heavy cream, butter, onion powder, garlic powder and lemon juice. To prepare, simply thaw and cook the spaghetti squash spirals in a heated pan and then, top it off with sprinkles of grana padano cheese (which is included in the package). The spirals taste great on their own or alongside your choice of protein, such as meatless meatballs, turkey meatballs

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Burgundy is the hot wine this fall, with Rhone a runner-up

Burgundy is what’s trending on the fall wine scene — and the New York City Wine & Food Festival is where you’ll find the latest vintage.

“Burgundy is really leading the pack as far as growth,” Joseph Edgar from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, who is curating the festival’s main event, told the Daily News. “Burgundy’s the hottest thing. From a profile standpoint, there’s nothing like it in the world.”

Starting Thursday, the 15th edition of the four-day gathering will bring together 400 food experts — including celebrity chefs, culinary personalities and wine producers

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Fall great time to break out slow cooker for meals | Feature Story

The weather is already showing signs of fall and there’s no better time to break out the crockpot and whip up some delicious and healthy family meals.

You’ve probably been seeing all types of new cooking tools on the market such as the air fryer, instant pot, new wave cooker, sous vide oven and more, but the crockpot is still a viable tool. This slow-cooking process makes food tender and flavorful while also helping to destroy bacteria, making the benefits of using a slow cooker significant and quite diverse.

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Weekly Meal Plan: Summer Meals to Eat in Transition As We Transition to Fall!


The end of the summer is around the corner, and pumpkin season is in full swing already. However, if you’re looking to continue eating seasonally, it can be a bit confusing at the end of one season and starting another. Right now, the fruits and veggies that are in season include blueberries, raspberries, bok choy, kale, broccoli, and cantaloupe. This meal plan focuses on these seasonal foods to transition perfectly into the fall season!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based, and allergy-friendly recipe resource

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