Falling for Fall Foods & Flavors

034 (13)Fall is finally here (in Texas that is)! Yep, I’m your typical girl: I instagrammed the first day of fall, have enjoyed pumpkin spice lattes from numerous coffee shops, started pinning numerous pumpkin recipes on my Pinterest (confession time: I can’t stand the flavor of pumpkin, in most things. However, I have like 2 recipes and 1 beer where this is not the case), changed up my makeup and nail color for the season, went to an Oktoberfest, broke out the plaid/stripes/vests/jeans/boots just waiting for that right temperature here in Texas, and of course have started burning my fall scented candles. In other words I am a walking Buzzfeed article.

So here is a small list of what is seasonal for September, October and November: acorn squash, broccoli, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cauliflower, garlic, ginger, grapes, guava, kale, mushrooms, pears, pomegranates, pumpkin, apples, sunflower kernels, sweet potatoes, and so much more. For the full list click here. Continue reading

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Fried Foods & Ferris Wheels

008 (25)GUYS, I LOVE THE STATE FAIR OF TEXAS! Why might you ask? Because of all the fried foods! NNNOOOOOOOMMMMMM! Yup, that’s right I said it. The famous Fletcher’s corndog, deep fried breakfast for dinner, deep fried Texas bluebonnet, fried sweet Texas, deep fried milk and cookies on a stick, and funnel cake ale were all on my hit list this year. Here’s the catch, whenever I go out to eat or cook at home, I do not order/make fried things. I’m waaayyyy too health conscious for that non-sense, unless I go to the state fair or indulge in my uncle’s fried catfish (which I also get once a year). My motto has always been everything in moderation, including moderation. Continue reading