Monday, November 9, 2015

Favorite Fall Comfort Food Recipes

fall comfort food

Guys, I'm all about comfort food right now. November 1st seemed to be the automatic fall switch and since then its been rainy on and off and straight up chilly in California. It's nothing compared to Chicago winters, but the cold weather makes me wish I had more sweaters and makes me crave comfort food like no other. Here's some favorite I've been making recently:

1. My Ragu
I started this blog when I was studying abroad in Italy. While there I took a lovely day long cooking class in Florence and learned how to make authentic Italian ragu. You sautee all the vegetables first and then let it simmer in the slow cooker all day. It makes a ton and freezes really well. Perfect with a thick pasta like a pappardelle or for use in lasagna.

2. Stuffed Acorn Squash from Stupid Easy Paleo
Since my Whole30, I've been eating semi-paleo. I still love my carbs, I just indulge in them less often. Usually during the week I eat pretty clean and its recipes like this that make me not even miss refined grains. The spiced sausage in this totally makes the dish and I'm still not tired of acorn squash so this is the bomb. Warm and tasty in your tummy.

3. Italian Wedding Soup
Another dish that can be easily adapted to the Crock-pot is Italian wedding soup. I bake the meatballs ahead of time and throw them in with the veggies and broth to simmer for 8 hours. Right before serving I add the spinach and cheese. So yummy.

4. Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
I made this and ate off of it for an entire week and it was probably the best week ever. Any day that I don't have to make breakfast is a good day for me since I have a long commute. This was savory and spicy and basically like fall in your mouth. The bomb.

5. Game Day Mexican Chili Dip
I have yet to make this this season because as soon as I do, I know I'm going to want to make it every Sunday. Its ultra-cheesy and perfect with tortilla chips. Basically my version of heaven.

6. Spaghetti alla Carbonara
So I never loved carbonara (a traditional Roman dish) until I made it at home. The ones I got from restaurants always seemed to plain or too creamy, but this recipe is to die for. After cooking the pasta, you put it in the pan with the bacon and it soaks up all the bacon grease. I think thats the key. It also comes together in 15 minutes so this will become a new staple for me.

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