Friday, November 12, 2010

Real Food Friday- Fall Dinner

One of the things about eating real food is that deep down it means eating more "seasonally" as well. But Why not?  People wear seasonal clothes.  People participate in different sports seasonally.  So why do people have a problem with not being able to eat a fresh strawberry smoothie for breakfast 12 months a year?  You can--but that's not very sustainable, often uses questionable farming practices, and is an awfully expensive way to eat as well.  Besides being cheaper--eating seasonably is fun as well, and part of some of our favorite holiday traditions. . .

Ham at Easter.  Corn on the cob for the 4th of July.  Pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.  A Christmas orange in the bottom of your stocking.  Eating seasonally isn't taking the freedom out of life-- it's adding to the fun of life.

We recently made our annual dinner in a pumpkin. And the fall weather was beautiful enough to eat out of doors. 

I made two pumpkins since we were having guests. 

We also enjoyed sparkling apple juice, and apple slices.

And a home baked pumpkin pie topped with fresh cream for dessert. 

Dinner in a pumpkin would be a strange thing to eat in the spring, but we do look forward to eating it each year, in the fall.

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I love to get new recipes.  Link up here to share your real food recipes.

Real food is just what it sounds like: real ingredients, fruits, vegetables, milled grains, basic dairy products, things in forms close to the way they can be found in nature. (We don't take ourselves too seriously --if a recipe is made from combining the ingredients from six tin cans--we are probably not interested.  But if you have an ingredient here or there that is typically on the "do not invite" list we'll still be your friends-- 'cause we do it too.)

If you've blogged your recipe grab a "Real Food Friday" badge for you post or sidebar and leave us a link.  If you don't blog.  Link to an online source of the recipe and leave a comment on this post telling us about it.  I'll leave the linky open all weekend, and see you back for the next Real Food Friday in a fortnight.

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