5 Must-Prepare Fall Recipes

September 12, 2013


I don’t know about you but, I was hoping this 90 degree weather would leave with August. It’s so hot! We should be getting some relief next week and I can’t wait! I’m dying to make my first pot of chili! I’m also hoping to start these other Fall favorites in our home too.

1) Chili: I’m glad this is “seasonal” because Jose is over it by the time the Spring comes around. I am convinced chili is the easiest, most perfect balanced meal-so, I make it a lot! Ha! Meat, beans, veggies, a little sour cream and cheese with a small addition of crunchiness. Yum! Fancy recipe here with the avocado (which I want to try) or follow the back of any chili powder package like I do to save time.



2) Butternut Squash Soup: I made this for the first time for Santi when he was just starting off with solids. This gorgeous pic and recipe is a raw vegan recipe that looks super easy to prepare! I also like this one by the Food Network because of the jalapeño kick. I make this a lot during the cold months too and then order it when out at a restaurant with Jose! YUM.



3) Tortilla Soup/Sopa Azteca: One of my all-time favorite soups! I want this soup to be so spicy and tangy from the lime juice I squeeze in it at the end. Here’s the recipe I found that I want to try but, for years I have used the recipe from the 1,000 Mexican Recipes book by Marge Poore. Because of the chile ancho, I haven’t made it for the boys but I plan to gradually add a little more and more chile into recipes to phase them in to real Mexican food!



4) Minestrone: So many versions of this hearty soup! You can do any type of pasta, you can do veggie/vegan, you can do full of meat…whatever you want! I like to use this recipe (minus the pancetta) but, this image and recipe looks amazing too and is slightly different from my usual one. I can change it up a bit, honey!



5) Pozole: Verde? Blanco? Rojo? Chicken or pork? What will you top it with next time? Pozole can be made in so many different ways. Depending on the chef’s region of  Mexico and family’s recipe, that exact recipe can be passed down to many generations. Nevertheless, the basis of the traditional soup (or stew?) is the same all around-hominy. Not super hard to make although, this recipe is so different from my mother’s famous dish.

I can’t wait to dig in!!! What’s your favorite Fall dish?  Please share!

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  • Reply Liz A September 12, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I’m already savoring all these recipes. I’ve made them all in the past year (except squash soup), vegan style. Although many would argue that the are not traditional, I personally don’t miss the meat and my husband is not a big meat eater as well, lucky for me. Lol But once in a while I’ll surprise him and make it the traditional way. Another nice thing about making it vegan/vegetarian is it saves a lot of time by not cooking the meat, something we can all appreciate with a busy or tiring day.

    • Betty
      Reply Betty September 18, 2013 at 8:13 am

      Hi Liz, I have tried a few recipes for vegans and find them fantastic! Good for you for incorporating your favorites (and sometimes those hard Mexican recipes!!) with your vegan lifestyle! xoxo
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  • Reply Ann September 12, 2013 at 11:36 am

    That pozole has my mouth watering right now–that is my all-time favorite meal!
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  • Reply Karla @ Foodologie September 12, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Yummm! For me it’s also Caldo de Pollo 🙂 But I can’t wait to have some chili!
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  • Reply Cristina September 12, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Wow I’m hungry now! This is awesome thanks for sharing

  • Reply Yvette S September 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I’m looking forward to the pozole, caldo de res and chili! Yum!! Then when summer comes back next year we will look forward to all the barbecues, hamburgers, arrachera and just being able to grill outside!

  • Reply Nina September 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Chili and butternut squash soup are faves around here! I like to sweeten my chili though instead of keeping it spicy.
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  • Reply Heather September 15, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    These look amazing! I’m going to have to make that chili! I love making eggplant parmesan and baked ziti-both amazing recipes from a recipe book I own: Comfort Food by Williams Sonoma! Let me know if you want me to email them to you!

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