Most peeps who appreciate recreational eating will agree: fall is, hands down, the best season for comfort food. It’s the optimal time for hearty soups and casseroles, stick-to-your-ribs brunch items, roasty root veg dishes and, of course, pumpkin treats. In Ontario, fall’s seasonal produce lends much inspiration to cooks and bakers. If you’re seeking some fall meal prep inspo, check out these five bloggers now.
Oh She Glows
Angela Liddon is the Ontario-based vegan culinary creatrix behind this blog, which catapulted to popularity in the past couple years after The Oh She Glows cookbook dropped in 2014 and became an Indigo book of the year. Angela’s got everything you’d want in a food blogger: a totally relatable personal health story, stellar photography skills and inventive vegan entree recipes (and no shortage of lightened-up desserts) you can actually make, and will definitely want in your fridge on frosty days.
My New Roots
Sarah Britton, the holistic nutritionist and founder of the beautifully funky My New Roots will prompt you to fall in love with whole foods again. If you’re not freaked out by kombucha or chickpea croutons and could use some motivation in getting back to working plant-based magic in the kitchen after a summer of cheap takeout and ice cream, start here. This fall, take a peruse around her fall category for a healthy serving of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack ideas.
The Kitchenista Diaries
Comfort food is self-taught culinary entrepreneur Angela Davis’ forte. Her one pot entrees, not-monotonous salads and decadent brunch items (pumpkin pancakes, anyone?) come from a range of regional inspirations, with a focus on Southern and French. Here, you’ll find dishes that are full of only truly tasty ingredients. The highly-scrollable Kitchenista Diaries caters to the newbie cook, so if you’ve never dealt with, say, bone-in goat, Angela has your back with helpful instructions and ample pics.
If you like to keep it simple and budget-friendly in the kitchen, you’ll appreciate how organized and thorough Rasa Malasia is. Her main thing is “easy Asian takeout” (which is the name of her recent cookbook), so if you want to up your ramen game with shrimp won tons or Japanese ramen eggs, or have a stockpile of teriyaki salmon or lemon chicken for the week, every week, this is where to go. The 1000+ recipes here also include simple, decently easy takes on of classic Italian, Thai and American dishes.
Gimmie Some Oven
If soup is your thing, Gimmie Some Oven has a ton of treats in store for you. You name it, blogger Ali made it. Minestrone, gumbo, lentil, chilli, Thom Kha Gai, rosemary chicken noodle, gazpacho, black bean, slow-cooker root veg and on and on and on. Her recipe archive is chock full of these and other big-batch entrees you want your freezer to be chock full of this fall. If you need to feed a crew and not break the bank, this is one to follow.
For more fall cooking inspiration, see our round-up of in-season produce you’ll want to look out for when you hit the farmers market.
Main image via Oh She Glows