Hi Gurus! Congratulations! You made it through the dog days of summer and fall is in the air! ‘Tis the season of changing leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, autumn squash, and family time. With sweater weather approaching, I can’t think of a better way to get centered in the season than with the fashion trends and yummy recipes to feed your soul!
Fashion this fall is all about burnt orange! Burnt orange was all the rage at New York Fashion Week and I couldn’t think of a better color to represent fall. Cereal, coffee, cakes, oatmeal, you name it—in the food industry, they pumpkin spice it for fall. So why not spice up your wardrobe as well! This subtle orange color is warm and complements everything from jeans to black or brown dress pants; plus it looks stunning on almost everyone.
“Tethered, tied, and linked” is also huge this season! Construction of garments is all the rage. It seems that this fall sewing machines have been put aside because exaggerated, chained stitching, and frayed attire are popping up on runways left and right!
The “dressed-up” bohemian look is also back in style this fall. I do not know who is more excited than I am about the bohemian chic look coming back in style because it is both comfortable and stylish! These styles of printed maxi dresses are dressy enough to show off at a big event, but also casual enough to flaunt with ankle boots. Whether you’re on your way to the pumpkin patch or a night out with the girls, you will be showing up fabulous and centered in this season’s fashion trends.
However, fashion isn’t the only exciting change that comes with fall, the fall flavors we all love are back in season as well! As the temperatures get cooler, it is time to warm up your ovens and indulge in all the warm cozy foods that make fall comforting. We all know that pumpkin, caramel apple and butternut squash are traditional fall flavors, but this year, why not try something new? There are three legumes that are anticipated to be a big hit this fall: pigeon peas, black beluga lentils, and cranberry (Borlotti) beans.
Pigeon peas, or called Toor Dal when split, pair amazingly with cumin and coconut so try a pigeon pea coconut green curry to wake up your taste buds and spice up this fall. Black beluga lentils are also anticipated to be big this season. These legumes accent peach and mustard uniquely and fabulously. Toast with a black beluga lentil and peach tapenade is a great appetizer to wow your friends and family this fall. Lastly, nothing says fall to me more than a yummy, warm, and cozy soup. Try preparing a cranberry bean, sage, and orzo soup. This soup is a healthy one-pot meal that is full of fiber and protein, keeping you and your family’s bellies full and satisfied.
All in all, welcome fall by getting centered in the season. Whether you decide to embrace the fall fashion, indulge in some comforting fall dishes, or both, stay centered Gurus!