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Delicious Fall-Inspired Recipes

Are you dealing with food boredom after being on lockdown for what seems like an eternity? Well, we've got some lip-smacking fall-inspired recipes below that you can whip up for a Friendsgiving party or your family Thanksgiving. These dishes are sure to wow your guests!

Pumpkin Sage Hummus

Ingredients

  • 3 15 oz. cans chickpeas, drained but reserve 3/4 cup of liquid from the can 
  • 3/4 cup aquafaba (liquid from can of chickpeas)
  • 1 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sage
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high for up to 5 minutes. 
  2. Blend until hummus it reaches the desired consistency. If it is too dry or too thick, add reserved chickpea liquid in 1 tbsp intervals until you reach a creamy consistency.
  3. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil, paprika, fresh sage, and pomegranate seeds.

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Harissa Roasted Carrots 

Ingredients

  • 12-15 medium carrots 
  • 2 tsp harissa spice blend
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp agave
  • Salt + pepper to taste 

Directions 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. 
  2. Wash carrots and trim greens (you can leave a bit at the top). Peel if desired. 
  3. Spread evenly on a baking sheet, then drizzle with olive oil, harissa, lime, agave, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
  4. Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until carrots are tender and slightly browned.
  5. Let cool slightly, then serve top with toasted chopped hazelnuts, fresh parsley, and pomegranate seeds. 

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Fall-Inspired Kale Salad w/ Sweet Tahini Dressing

Ingredients for Salad

  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
  • 1 delicata squash, cut in half, remove seeds and slice into half rounds
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large bunch kale, chopped and massaged in 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp lemon juice & 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 3/4 cup crunchy chickpeas (buy the bagged ones from the store)
  • 3/4 cup sliced figs (optional)

Ingredients for Tahini Dressing

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp manuka honey 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Prep brussels sprouts and squash, toss in olive oil and salt and pepper. Transfer to a baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. 
  3. Meanwhile, de-stem kale, chop finely, and add to a large mixing bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 1/4 tsp salt. Massage with your hands for 3-4 minutes. 
  4. To make the Tahini Dressing, simply whisk all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. 
  5. Toss all salad ingredients in the dressing. Enjoy!

– By Corey Phelps, NASM certified trainer and nutrition expert. Follow her on IG @cultivatebycorey

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