Autumn Strawberries

Hi everyone! I don’t know about you but I am so excited for late autumn and for winter to arrive. I wanted to try and make a dessert that would capture that in-between seasons feeling, so I put my own little spin on strawberry shortcake! Follow along with my recipe and feel free to add things in as well! Let me know if you try it!

Ingredients

  • 1 carton of fresh strawberries (diced)
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • (optional) 1 cup of Whispering Angels Ros√© (or any other not so sweet white/pink wine)
  • Homemade or store bought angel food dessert cakes
  • Heavy Cream whipped cream

strawberries

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, mix the diced strawberries, syrup, cinnamon and wine (add more of anything to taste of course!). Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  2. When ready to serve spoon the strawberries on to the cake, and be sure to get some of the yummy wine and juices on there too!
  3. Put just the slightest bit of whipped cream on top
  4. Make sure your plating is beautiful and enjoy!

 

I hope you all like this recipe! My camera card isn’t working right now so I can’t get my pictures so thank you PaleoMom for this picture!

 

 

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Autumn Soup Recipe

When the air gets chilly, nothing tastes better than a warm hearty soup. This is my personal take on an autumnal vegetable soup that is not only healthy but also delicious!! Everything I used can be purchased at Trader Joe’s, or any other supermarket.

Ingredients 

  • 2tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 ¬†1/2 boxes of vegetable stock (1.5 QT)
  • 3 stalks of celery diced
  • 3 medium carrots diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cups butternut squash
  • 2 cups of fresh kale
  • salt/pepper/thyme/oregano/basil/cayenne pepper/ garlic (to taste)
  • (optional Zpasta fall zuchette butternut squash pasta)

 

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Steps

  1. In a large soup pot heat 2tbs of olive oil on medium heat and add in your diced celery, carrots, and onion. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onion is soft and light brown.
  2. Add your spices, garlic, squash, and stir together until steaming
  3. Add in your broth and bring to a boil, (add more spices if you find necessary)
  4. turn down to medium heat to bring the soup to a simmer, cover, let cook for 10 minutes. (If you are adding in noodles, in a separate pot bring water to a rolling boil and add in pasta)
  5. Add Kale into the soup, stir in, and allow to become bright green. Continue cooking until squash is tender.
  6. Remove from heat
  7. Serve nice and hot and add your cooked noodles in before serving

 

I really hope you enjoy this delicious soup, it was my first attempt at making my own soup with no recipe. Let me know if you decide to make this and tell me all about it!!

Starting Fresh

 

Some of you may be regular visitors here, and others may be brand new, so hello there friends! Either way everything around here is new! I recently decided to start fresh on this site, to post about things that truly matter to me and are things I am passionate about. Last year I posted mostly things I thought other people would want and that would drive up views, which it did, but I got lost in the writing and never felt authentic. So now here we are, late 2016 and beginning autumn. I am newly enrolled in law school and have so many new and exciting adventures to embark on. I hope you’ll find this new site a breath of fresh air and enjoy coming back again and again. Let me know if there is anything you want me to post about or things you want to see more of. Thank you all so much!