Fall is slowly creeping in, but the weather is absolutely beautiful now. It’s really my favorite time of year, even in Illinois. The Fall can be pretty perfect with the sun shining, leaves slowly turning colors, a slight cool crispness to the air, and lots and lots of vegetables.
Harvest time is our favorite. There is something about the reminder that abundance is all around us that is really special. When we see and feel abundance and gratitude gleaming around us, we become part of that energy and it seems like anything is possible. The shorter days give us more time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’d like to go. When our babies go to bed even a little earlier, it really helps give me more time for myself and reflection. We’ve had many hurdles this year growing ZenSweet and our new addition (who is almost One, I can’t even believe it). Time seems to go by so quickly, but the cooler air and shorter days helps bring the energy back inward.
The abundance and gratitude that comes with the Fall really helps me positively, and hopefully reflect on our vision for the future. This time of year you can literally see how the ‘earth provides’ with an almost endless supply as extra apples drop from the tree. I’m excited to bring lots of new Fall recipes and hope you enjoy with friends and family while feeling that any dream, any vision is possible.
Our garden has been plentiful this year. I am so thankful that Adeline & Escher had been able to learn about growing organic vegetables, helping with the process and enjoying the fruits of our labor. Even though Escher is barely one year old, he knows how to pick only the ripe tomatoes. And, now that Adeline has had a few years of gardening experience, she can pick peppers without pulling the entire plant out of the ground! It’s really amazing to see our garden and children grow. We had an abundance of peppers the other day, so we needed to make something with them. We used to absolutely love Chile Relleno Casserole so I decided to make a Paleo version to fit our new ways of eating.
This recipe can easily be made dairy free for the strict Paleo by omitting the shredded raw milk cheese and sprinkling 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast instead.