Gooooood morning! Or afternoon, depending on when you read this. How was your weekend? I went to the gym for the first time in forever and I’m feeling super motivated to schedule time for workouts. With my nutrition classes started next week, I’m going to be busier than ever so sticking to a schedule will be crucial. I also got to spend time with a close friend and her kids on Sunday. We only see each other maybe 4-5 times a year, so it’s always special when we’re able to get together.
We had some rainy, cool weather this weekend and it got me craving fall comfort foods. I know its supposed to warm back up again this week, but I’m hoping it’s temporary so that I can start making some of my favorite fall recipes. I scoured the interned (aka used Google) to track down the original recipes for some of my favorites to share with you!
Chocolate Chili – This recipe by Melissa Joulwan is my absolute favorite chili recipe! I found it during my first Whole30 and it’s the only chili I make now. I know the name sounds weird, but it doesn’t taste like chocolate at all, I promise!
Maple Balsamic Braised Chuck Roast – I love braised meats, and this one might be my favorite. It’s versatile because you can swap the chuck roast for other cuts of meat that braise well (like brisket or short ribs). I don’t always roast veggies with it, instead I make mashed potatoes or cauliflower rice to got with it.
Mongolian Beef – This one is actually from the cookbook, The Paleo Kitchen, but I found a copy of the recipe online! It’s super easy to throw together and makes great leftovers too! I like to make it even easier by using shaved steak.
Shepherd’s Pie – We’re having this one for dinner this week! It’s warm and cozy and super satisfying on rainy nights. If you’re eating low carb you can swap the potatoes for mashed cauliflower!
Oven-Braised Mexican Beef – I told you I like braised meats! haha. There’s also a recipe for using an Instant Pot so you can get the same great flavor and feel of a slow roasted meat without taking 3 hours to cook. I don’t have an instant pot so I’m stuck working for my meats, but it’s on my wish list!
What are some of your favorite fall recipes?