Autumn is here! Woohoo! The is literally one of my favorite times of the year. The air is so crisp, and with the weather getting cooler, I can finally bust out all of my cozy sweaters and scarves. But, more than that, it's vata season.
What does that mean per se? Well, for one, the weather will be windier and dryer. This will naturally increase the vata inside of our bodies. You want to combat that by fresh root veggies and heavier foods. No more raw food! Lots of cooked and warm foods are called in. I mean what sounds better? Autumn calls for warm stews and lots and lots of squashes. Yay!
As far as fruit goes, it's apple and pear season. Cooking these fruits make them super desirable for our bodies in the fall. Poached, baked, stewed, whatever sounds great to you--go for it!
A few weeks ago, my family and I attended an apple festival about 30 minutes away from our home. It was the perfect time for picking fresh apples off of the trees. We came home with quite a few pounds of freshly picked apples, and I had to figure out what to do with all of it! So, I thought, I could obviously make some kind of apple pie or apple crumble. But, I thought, why not try my hand at some fresh apple sauce? Well, needless to say, it turned out amazing. Try out this awesome recipe, whether you have fresh apples you picked directly off the tree, or you picked up a few pounds from your market. It will be delicious either way!
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