EatInEatOut Autumn 2015 - Page 49

A s the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, we start to crave hearty meals that keep us warm and satisfied on those crisp autumn days. While it’s certainly not quite time for stick-to-your-ribs, warm-youfrom-the-inside-out, full-blown comfort food, we’re well past the days of refreshing salads, cool gazpachos, and “let’s get takeout because the idea of cooking indoors is kind of a nightmare…” kind of meals. Right now, it’s all about finding that happy medium. It’s about baking something lovely in the oven, and then sitting down to a beautiful meal with your family as the sun sets earlier than expected. It’s about packing leftovers and heating them up for a nice, warm lunch. It’s about embracing the cooler weather and enjoying all of the deliciousness that the season has to offer. About that… perhaps the best part about autumn is the ingredients. Root vegetables, tree fruits, tomatoes – they’re all in their prime right about now, and they don’t need much love to make ‘em taste extra delicious. The following three recipes feature a few of the most delightful autumn ingredients, and can be enjoyed on their own or all together for a nice, substantial meal. WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA 49