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Lorena Smalley

Fall is the time when we all start to enjoy “comfort food”.  We recently found some tasty sounding recipes from ZOOMER Magazine and thought we would share them with you!


6 Awesome Autumn Recipes
by BITE ME MORE | September 2020


Roasted Vegetables with Pecans and Parmesan
What’s the best way to get everyone to eat their veggies? With this easy and elegant recipe for Roasted Vegetables. Sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips are roasted to sweet perfection and then topped with a Pecan Parmesan Gremolata, a zesty combination of pecans, parmesan and parsley.


2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 lb carrots, peeled and cubed
1 lb parsnips, peeled and cubed
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


Moroccan Spiced Chicken Soup
I’m pretty literal. When the Clash tells me to “Rock the Casbah” who am I to refuse this invitation? I called on the conductor (aka Lisa) to compose a big hit—a thick, hearty and full-bodied soup that would deliver all the allure and rich spices of Morocco. Packed with chickpeas, lentils, noodles and North African flavors, this fragrant soup will take you right to the narrow alleyways and bustling bazaars. Gotta go—London’s Calling.


2 tbsp butter
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 large celery stalks, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 (28oz/796ml) can crushed tomatoes
3 1/2 cups canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
7 cups chicken broth
1 cup dried green lentils
1 cup uncooked angel hair pasta, broken into 1-inch pieces
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley



Squash, Pecan & Pear Salad
One bite of sweet roasted squash, spicy pecans and juicy pears and you won’t be able to put your fork down.


Spicy Pecans

1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, optional

Sweet Squash

3 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp maple syrup
3/4 tsp kosher salt


3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 cup olive oil
8 cups loosely packed mixed salad greens
2 large pears, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup dried cranberries


Turkey Bolognese Lasagna
This Turkey Bolognese Lasagna is some seriously hearty (yet, somewhat light) comfort food. Start with the flavorful turkey bolognese (complete with tomatoes, herbs and white wine) sauce, spoon on the creamy Béchamel and pile up the chopped spinach and you’ve got one luscious lasagna.


Turkey Bolognese

1 large red onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 rosemary stem, leaves removed, chopped
¼ cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
2 tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp dried red pepper flakes
2 lb. ground turkey
1½ tsp kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup whole milk
1 cup dry white wine
1 (5.5oz) tin tomato paste
2 (28oz) tins diced tomatoes



Oven-Baked BBQ Ribs
We wish we had written the Chili’s baby back rib anthem. You see, these easy oven-baked, tender and flavorful ribs make us want to sing. Marinated in a sweet and spicy dry rub and baked low and slow, the meat on these baby back ribs is so tender it falls off the bone. We want our baby back, baby back, baby back ribs…


2 (2 lb. each) racks baby back ribs

Rib Rub

½ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

½ cup beef broth

¾ cup of your favorite barbecue sauce


Maple & Brown Sugar Pancakes
What if you could whip up a batch of unbelievably amazing, fluffy and perfect pancakes faster than we can say Aunt Jemima? Well, thanks to Chef Lisa, you can. She has created these foolproof Maple and Brown Sugar Pancakes that are guaranteed to have you flipping your lid!


2¼ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp kosher salt
1¾ cups whole milk
¼ cup butter, melted
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract


Want the recipes?  CLICK HERE to visit Zoomer Magazine’s article for the full recipe!

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