dinner ideas 10.28.11

| dinner ideas

it's officially pumpkin season here in california! (that's only my favorite time of the year.) this week's menu was packed full of hearty fall veggies, pumpkins and comfort food. i hope you find a few new seasonally inspired recipes to try! what have you been cookin' this week?

fall dinner ideas

above: veggie pot pies, tuscan kale chips, pumpkin soup, cashew coconut and pumpkin curry, tomato basil cream pasta, fall veggies with lentils


personal veggie pot pies with roasted potatoes and tuscan kale chips


tomato basil cream pasta with roasted veggies and smoky miso tofu


cumin black beans served over forbidden rice, topped with sauteed kale & potato cakes


thai green curry with homemade bread


cashew coconut and pumpkin curry, fall veggies with lentils, pumpkin soup (sub veggie broth)


  • the meal my family loved most this week is a fall and winter favorite…hot beef sandwiches…cooked the roast all day (we buy 1/4 of a grass fed cow each year), made gravy from the drippings, served with mashed potatoes and corn frozen from the summer…mmm!
    also, made a big pot of red beans and rice Sunday…enjoyed eating it as left overs for lunch nearly all week!

  • ok, I need to know…what is forbidden rice? :)

  • Fall is my favorite time of the year also. I haven’t been cooking to hearty yet this fall because the weather has been to heat up the kitchen. We have been grilling out on the grill and just enjoying the shorter evenings. It is suppose to cool down over the weekend some, so I’ll be cooking more in the kitchen. My minds going trying to decide what to fix. Have a great weekend!!

  • jes, hahaa. i guess i could have explained that one! this is the kind i get, it’s so good!! http://www.lotusfoods.com/Forbidden-Rice/p/LOT-00210&c=LotusFoods@All

  • thanks so much for the link – gotta try it now!!

  • We had vegetarian chili, and I tried your pumpkin pizza wreath! We also had homemade noodle soup.

    • YUM!! maybe chili will be on our list for this week! how was the pumpkin pizza wreath? :)

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