In California, October is the turning point of summer and fall. Where the weather has started to get a little colder (especially in the mornings) and the leaves are just beginning to change colors.
It's also the best time to take out all your baking and cooking tools and bring the season of Fall into your kitchen! There is nothing better than making delicious fall inspired dishes that use fresh, in-season ingredients.
What’s In-Season for California in October?
- Brussels Sprouts
- Sweet Potatoes
- Winter Squash
Click here for a full list of what fruits and veggies are in-season throughout the year in California.
Now that you know what is in-season, what will you make? We found this amazing article that's full of fall recipes, one for every day of October! From yummy dinners, to side dishes, to breakfast foods, to desserts, etc. Spanning all cuisines like Mexican, American, Southern, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, French flare, etc.
We decided to start you with today’s date, but make sure you look back at the first six days as you can’t miss making an Apple Dutch Baby, Sweet Potato and Sausage Frittata, Baked Oatmeal with Figs and Dates, Potato and Brussels Breakfast Sheet Pan Hash, Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl, or Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pesto Pasta. Our mouth is watering all ready!
7. Chicken Thighs With Shallots in Red Wine Vinegar
This French-inspired dish, called poulet au vinaigre, is simple yet full of flavor. It calls for mostly cheap and simple ingredients, like chicken thighs, red wine vinegar, tomato paste, chicken both, shallots, and dry white wine.
8. Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burrito Bowl
Imagine all the flavors you love about a burrito, but in one single bowl. You can prep all the ingredients ahead of time for an easy lunch or dinner on the go.
9. Sticky and Crispy Sesame Cauliflower
Cauliflower florets are battered in flour, roasted in the oven, and then tossed in a sweet and savory sesame sauce with soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, and chili paste. Serve it on rice, in lettuce wraps, or however you like best!
10. Ground Beef Cabbage Soup
Hearty, comforting, and oh so delicious, this cozy-weather soup recipe comes together in a single pot. And thanks to ground beef, you can make it very quickly.
Recipe: Ground Beef Cabbage Soup
11. Herb Baked Fish with Rainbow Bell Peppers
This fish recipe seems complicated, but it's so simple and comes together with just a handful of basic ingredients. Start with a flaky white fish like cod, hake, or haddock.
The changing of the leaves in Chico is coming soon! When it does you won't want to miss the best places to see them change colors.
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