As we start the month of Thankfulness I wanted to take a moment to interrupt my monthly seasonal recipe guide to tell you, my dear readers, just how thankful I am for you.
To those who’ve been reading since the beginning, those who have started loyally following within the last few years, and to those who landed here from Pinterest or other social media maybe for the first time today:
I am grateful for each of you. I’ve been blogging now for 9 + years which sometimes I get embarrassed of because… shouldn’t I be further along or shouldn’t my numbers be bigger or better but I have to choose not to ask those things and instead like today, I am just grateful. I have enough … MORE than enough. Because of you who visit this blog, groceries are bought, I don’t have to have a job away from home and so I get be with my little ones and get paid to feed my family. Thank you for your comments and questions so that I know you’re actually out there reading and participating in this cooking journey that we’re all in. Thank you to my friends who supported me from the beginning, commenting on my awkward and maybe even unappetizing posts. Thanks also to those who report back after making a dish from my blog- you have no idea how encouraging that is! Thank you for hanging in there when I can’t blog as often or keep up with social media because I’m also busy being a mom of littles. Thank you to friends whom I’ve never met but who I feel connected with here online because of our shared interest in matcha tea or food from our travels. This is a space where I get to be creative and because of each of you I am inspired to continue on. You revive me when I get in a slump and give me new inspiration for my writing and cooking. Thanks for your kind comments when I share more intimate parts of my life like spirituality or motherhood. Its been a special blessing to find a community of people with shared interest like seasonal eating and unprocessed food when others might consider it strange. Today, I am grateful to be a blogger and to be able to share and eat with each of you.
I would like to even connect with you better. What would you like to see here on the blog and/or on my social media outlets? Tips, specific kinds of recipes, more family photos, more life shared, more spiritual thoughts?? I would really love to know.
Today I’ll leave you with my long list of seasonal recipes, a post that I have grown to love because it reminds and inspires me so much. I hope you have a wonderful, thankful month! Don’t forget to save the top image to your desktop and bottom image to your phone for a reminder to eat in season this month.
Maple Cashew Baked Apples by Cookin’ Canuck
Beet, Goat Cheese and Hazelnut Galette (pictured above)
Roasted Broccoli Stuffed Shells (pictured above)
Thai Chicken Cabbage Wraps with Peanut Sauce by Floating Kitchen
Lean Grilled Hamburgers with Hot Sauce Cabbage Slaw by Cookin’ Canuck
Asian Cabbage Slaw with Mint and Scallions by The Lemon Bowl
Butternut Squash, Carrot and Orange Soup (vegan and dairy free)
Carrot and Date Bran Muffins (pictured above)
Creamy Carrot Soup with Crispy Chickpeas dairy-free and gluten free
Carrot Cake Cookies vegan and gluten free
Celery Root and Potato Au Gratin by Cafe Johnsonia
Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas by Foodie Crush
Bitter Greens Salad with Pear, Bleu Cheese and Candied Pecans by Flavor the Moments
Escarole and White Beans by Letty’s Kitchen
Wilted Chard Salad with Polenta Croutons by Cafe Johnsonia
Kale and Collard Green Gratin (pictured above)
Caramelized Pear and Parsnip Soup by Cafe Johnsonia
Root Vegetable Mash by Mountain Mama Cooks
Maple Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Fries by Flavor the Moments
Pumpkin Sweet Potato Pie (pictured above)
Spaghetti with Radicchio and Chèvre by Cafe Johnsonia
Radishes with Vegan Coconut Butter by Cafe Johnsonia
Rutabaga Puree by Cafe Johnsonia
Mashed Potatoes with Turnips and Sautéed Leeks by Floating Kitchen
Cider-Mustard Glazed Root Vegetables by Cafe Johnsonia
Squash Casserole with Maple Nut Praline (pictured above)