Recipes and photography by Lunches + Littles
For most of us those long summer days are a thing of the past, and the cozy sweaters, boots, crunchy leaves and warm dishes are now making their way into our days- and nights. Yep, Fall is here and certainly in the air.
And, we are all about a cozy dish in our kitchen. There is just something about putting your hands around a warm bowl of soup or chili or taking a bite of a dish that boasts all of the seasonal flavors. Can’t you just taste it?
And just in time for all things Fall- we were so excited to once again partner with Village Farms to create two totally different dishes- both inspired by our favorite season.
First up, we are sharing our take on chili; our Homemade Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash Noodles. This dish features the Sinfully Sweet Campari® Tomatoes from Village Farms in place of traditional canned tomatoes that the majority of chili recipes call for, and the difference of fresh in this dish is truly a-mazing. Our chili is full of vegetables, hearty and oh so cozy, and the butternut squash noodles add such a seasonal touch- and look.
Doesn’t it look delicious? And, it’s easy too. We love cooking up a large batch of chili for dinner- and having leftovers for the next few days. Yum. Another great thing we love- all of the goodness you can pack into a dinner like chili. We have celery, onion, squash, garlic, carrots, tomatoes, and more in this tried and true family favorite.
Oh, and the Sinfully Sweet Campari® Tomatoes are perfect for this one- they are a cocktail-size tomato with the perfect combination of sweetness and acidity, and work splendidly in chili, homemade pasta sauces, and more.
Another dish we’ve been loving lately is a brand new one for us- our Autumn Pasta Bake featuring the Heavenly Villagio Marzano® Tomatoes. We have used these tomatoes before in a variety of recipes, and they never disappoint- these beauties boast an incredibly sweet flavor and are perfect baked into this dish (though, we all love eating them straight out of the package too!).
And, since it’s Fall: let’s talk pumpkin. In our house roasted pumpkin never lasts long- it is so good, and we were so excited to work it into this recipe. There is just something incredibly cozy about a pasta bake and the amazing, seasonal flavors in this one takes it over the top. With a homemade pumpkin tomato sauce, assorted cheeses and then blistered tomatoes, sage leaves and roasted pumpkin pieces sprinkled on top- our Autumn Pasta Bake is a must-make; a great dish for a weeknight dinner, but also one that would be perfect for entertaining guests too- especially as we begin to approach the holiday season.
When it comes to Fall, you just can’t beat cozy recipes like these, and we hope that you will give one- or both a try! They are both so perfect for the colder weather and highlight one of our favorite brands; Village Farms.