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Fitness Minutes: (28,114) Posts: 1,153 10/26/10 1:11 P
I always cook more soups in the winter, and I tend to be a "dump everything in the refrigerator" kind of cook. That is, using leftovers in my soups. We tend to be meat and vegie eaters instead of casseroles, so it's very easy. Chili soup, however, I always make the same way, and it's a winter staple. This month is apple and pear month, so we always have lots of them in October. Then on to citrus fruits. Our local "farmers markets" are NOT.... most fruits are imported, so they're a disappointment, but we do try to eat whatever is in season.
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Posts: 121 10/23/10 2:46 P
Definitely more oatmeal based meals and teas along with soups, stews and crockpot dinners. Summer is great for fruits and sweets but Fall and winter are great for warm healthy comfort foods :D
current weight: 122.4
Fitness Minutes: (3,570) Posts: 841 10/21/10 7:11 A
I am starting to love fruit as much as I used to love junk food!
current weight: 234.5
Posts: 4,015 10/20/10 9:56 P
I tend to eat a lot of large salads or yogourt with fruit in the Summer. I don't cook very much. During Fall and Winter, I eat more cooked meals.
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Posts: 252 10/20/10 8:59 P
Soups! i love vegetable soups! I'm also loving the fruit that is in season, especially the tangerines! at 4 in the last 12 hours. okay, i should probably lay off hey?
current weight: 159.0
Fitness Minutes: (21,293) Posts: 1,488 10/20/10 12:11 P
In India we are still having high temperatures and yet to move over to fall food.
Well making the change from watermelon to apples.. I am eating less vegetables per day..
current weight: 147.0
Posts: 1,270 10/11/10 1:24 P
I try not to turn the oven on when the weather is hot. Once it is cool, I love to roast vegetables, make soup and bake bread.
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current weight: 128.0
Posts: 2,177 10/10/10 12:15 P
October is great it is the season for my favorite foods: apples, cranberries and winter squashes. I am trying to get into pears, but I have a mental block. We also make more stews, chowders, soups and casseroles. The crockpot gets a workout come the fall.
current weight: 245.3
Posts: 11,829 10/9/10 1:55 P
I start wanting warm lunches as well as dinners instead of cold foods. I try and plan more warming things.
Im not a fan of soups, not enough substance, I do like thick chunky full stews though.
Fitness Minutes: (67,620) Posts: 9,840 10/5/10 10:29 P
I cook seasonally, from my own garden, so right now there is lots of winter squash, greens, peppers, apples and jerusalem artichokes. I have these foods almost every day, and find that I am heading more for soups and less stir-fry's. Over the past month, I have started eating a substantial hot breakfast, with grains, protein, drinks, veggies and fruit. EVERY morning. I haven't done this for several years, and I think it is really helping me stay on track.
Fitness Minutes: (7,898) Posts: 2,812 10/5/10 10:38 A
Warm, healthful, stick-to-your-bones kind of meals! I like the way the house smells when you've been cooking a soup or tomato sauce all day! Add a loaf of fresh baked bread onto that and it's Heavenly!
Posts: 1,131 10/4/10 11:24 P
soup.... lots & lots of soup.
I make it and freeze in serving size portions.
Fitness Minutes: (149,032) Posts: 5,148 10/4/10 10:39 P
I make more soups and roasted veggie dishes and try to keep focused on what's local and fresh (like sweet potatoes, winter squashes, various greens and spinach and lettuces, apples). Gee I'm getting hungry!
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Fitness Minutes: (180,361) Posts: 1,921 10/4/10 12:46 P
It depends where you live. Here October is the hottest time of the year. I'm feeling like eating lots of fruit. Almost a kilogram a day!
current weight: 146.0
Posts: 2,702 10/4/10 11:56 A
i'm pretty much the same. Except that I do cook more squash. I have an awesome butternut squash chili that I make as well as a stuffed poblano pepper using butternut squash.
I have squash available during the summer, but it sooo seems like a cold weather dish. Right up there with stews, chilis, soups, and roasts. Yum! almost makes it worth putting up with the cold weather.
Pounds lost: 1.0
Fitness Minutes: (48,700) Posts: 7,801 10/4/10 9:48 A
I make chili in the wintertime..my DH thinks it's strictly a winter-time food. I like to make foods in the crock pot more too....beef stew comes to mind.
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Pounds lost: 31.4
Posts: 4,163 10/4/10 9:25 A
how do`s your shopping d and cooking differ now it is getting colder? i cook more cassorols ,stews and curries, all good warming food and when the weather changes i like to start my day with a hot breakfast, porrige or toast instead of cereal and jiuce
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