For years, I’ve been attempting to stick to a mostly vegetarian diet. However, whole truth be told: I sometimes enjoy a burger or home-made, artery-clogging mac n’ cheese. After all, I am a Southern Gal!!
Since moving to NYC, I found myself learning this weird concept called Seasons. Interestingly enough, there are about 4 of them, and there are certain foods that do and do not grow during these Seasons. I know, mind. Blown. Seasonal Eating, like Seasonal Affective Disorder, is a real thing. Pineapples all year long is not a real thing, Florida.
October brings cool breeze and crisp air, chunky colors and layers, cuddles and cider. I’m still struggling to substitute my Pineapples for Pumpkin while welcoming Brussel Sprouts and Bonfires. Here are some fruits and veggies to keep you comfy this October:
As the month brings a new quarter and season, I wanted to make sure the food served my body, as well as my mind. I think we all sometimes suffer from burnout or anxiety as the 4th quarter settles in. We’re optimistic for the upcoming year, but dreadful of the year-end goals that seemingly reappear. More on that later!
Cooler air usually sends me straight to carbs and creamy. So, to combat those cravings, I turn to cruciferous vegetables, or really green leafy dense vegetables like Arugala, Bok Choy, Broccoli, and Brussel Sprouts. I promise I didn’t make up that word, I read it in a book once, and figured, “Word of the Day.” Simply, when eaten in particular combinations, these veggies can ignite hidden cleansing and healing properties in other foods. Crucifers are rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K, and are known to keep joints lubricated and limber as well as stimulate regeneration and healing of lung tissue.
This month’s recipes include ingredients targeting bloat, inflammation, or high cholesterol while also fighting against fatigue, anxiety, and mood swings. Trying to keep it up while being cuddled up? Trying to mask a scent and pitch his tent? Throw a few of these ingredients in your monthly rotation! I will be dropping two recipes a month, so be sure to check back every for the recipe or join me on my Instagram Story to see when and how I throw down!!