A Day at the Farm- Apple Picking

According to the calendar, fall is officially here. Despite my longing for summer to last longer, it feels like fall is here. Just like I change my clothes over at the change of the seasons, my recipes start to change too. Not only do I start to crave different food, but I like to take advantage of seasonal vegetables fresh from the harvest. When I first decided to experiment with a vegan and gluten free diet, I was making all new recipes. Now that I have been doing it for a while (9 months to be exact!), I am revisiting some of my favorite recipes to see if I can adapt them to my current diet.

Last weekend, I took advantage of the beautiful weather and went apple picking. As a result of my trip to the farm, I have been digging out all of my favorite fall recipes. These include the end of summer recipes that take advantage of the all the tomatoes and zucchini. I am also switching from peach crisp to apple crisp. I found a friend’s cooked apple recipe and have been enjoying that as well.

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Cooked Apples by Joya

Here’s what you will need:

6 apples (a variety is nice)

1/4-1/2 cup of apple cider

1 cinnamon stick (optional)

ground cinnamon

Peel and core the apples. Then cut them in 1 inch pieces. Put the cider and cinnamon stick in a medium sauce pan. Add the apples and cook for approximately 10 minutes until apples soften but before they get mushy. If there is a lot of excess liquid, discard some of it. When the apples are finished pull out the cinnamon stick. Add a little ground cinnamon to taste. This is great with ice cream, granola, yogurt, or by itself.

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