Seasonal Produce for October Unprocessed

Seasonal Produce List for October Unprocessed

Written by Becky

This month not only am I encouraging you to eat seasonally but, I’m taking the October Unprocessed challenge and I’m inviting you to join me. Basically, for one full month we’ll be eating foods that are not processed or do not have ingredients that are un-common to a home kitchen. Here is the definition of unprocessed foods:

Unprocessed food is any food that could be made by a person with reasonable skill in a home kitchen with whole-food ingredients.

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To see more of the rules for eating unprocessed in October, visit Also, here is a list of foods that help define the unprocessed challenge..

One of the best ways to eat unprocessed foods is to eat seasonally. As far as eating what’s in season this month, squash is at the top of my list. Acorn squash, is my very favorite squash, which I frequently make by simply baking it with butter and maple syrup. Butternut Squash is a close second in my favorites of the squash family. I make this Butternut Squash Soup every year as well as these Butternut Squash Enchiladas.

Please comment to share any recipes you have that use unprocessed ingredients and seasonal produce from the list above!

Here are some recipes using the seasonal produce for October.

Roasted Butternut Squash over Farro and Chickpeas from Vintage Mixer

Roasted Grape and Walnut Rice Pilaf from Vintage Mixer

Easy Roasted Tomatoes from Foodie Crush

Mushroom Orzo and Swiss Chard Soup from Cookin Canuck

Slow Cooker Cannellini Bean Stew with Sausage and Kale from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Creamy Cashew Chicken with Broccoli from Barbara Bakes

Grilled Pear Brie and Honey Crostini from Two Peas and Their Pod

Mile High Apple Pie from Completely Delicious

Endive and Ham au Gratin from Cafe Johnsonia

Wild Rice Soup with Kale and Sweet Potato from Project Domestication

Butternut Squash Tortellini from Taste and Tell

Slow Cooker Chicken Fettuccine with Mushrooms and Spinach from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Apple Crisp Pancakes from Budget Gourmet Mom

How to make the seasonal produce image appear as your wallpaper:

Step 1 Click on Wallpaper Image, this will open the image in a new window on your screen
Step 2 Once image loads on a new page, right click (or ctrl-click) image and select ‘use image as desktop picture’
Step 3 If the image does not fit your desktop background neatly, you may have to go to your preference screen and choose “Fit to screen” as the display mode of your background image.

Comments (9)

  1. I admire you!! Good luck with the challenge. I do love the food that is available this month- especially the squash. Thanks for including a link to my pasta!!

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