Seasonal Produce | Garlic, My Soul | Megan Roy Designs

We blinked. It was September. No one knows how these things happen, they just do. But we’ve found ourselves almost to labor day and suddenly cooler weather is here (for one second, we know you LA, you’re about to heat right back up) and we’re getting excited for the harvest season.

Apples
Bok Choy
Brussels Sprouts
Corn
Pears
Persimmons
Plums
Potatoes
Radishes
Snap Peas
Turnips

There are some dishes I want you to make immediately that make fall my favorite month.

Apple Bread | Garlic My Soul

This apple bread is everything you guys. Talk about fall in a dish. This was made for our friend Jeremy’s birthday a few years back, and it was a great decision. A perfect snack, breakfast, or a celebratory treat!

Brussels Sprout Hash | Garlic, My Soul

This Brussels Sprout Hash is one of our new classics for Thanksgiving. The chard, bacon, Brussels, and spices come together for a savory sweet unexpected side that will make everyone happy – who doesn’t love Brussels when they have bacon in them!?

Pear Crisp | Garlic, My Soul

Crisp is one of fave desserts, but Pear Crisp we love for its rich flavors and crunchy top. We love apples, but when it comes to crisp, I think that pear wears it best. This is a great dish to cook in your cast iron and serve sizzling hot with cold ice cream.

Creamy Potato Soup | Garlic, My Soul

This is one of Jeff’s favorite dishes, and when the weather turns here (which won’t be for a month, curse you LA!) we will be rotating in Creamy Potato Soup for dinners. This is a great comfort food for a chilly night!

What are you guys looking forward to eating this fall? Let me know!

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We all know what September means: summer is officially dead. But fall is right around the corner! Give a little, get a little, right? September also means back-to-school, so we’re giving you a “school of fish” desktop calendar this month. Download for free below to help keep your hectic fall schedules in order!

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The Hall | Joie de Vivre | Garlic, My Soul

Hey chickens! Apologies for the slow week last week – I sprained my wrist last Monday and was a little slow to the computer – not to mention, it’s been 90+ degrees in LA all week…can you believe it? We don’t have AC, so we’ve been taking respite in movie theaters, grocery stores, and the like.

ANYWAYS Last week I shared the first of four breakfast-in-bed posts I did over the summer with Joie de Vivre. Today, I want to get y’all excited about the Hall, opening in South Beach Miami this coming fall! The brightly colored decor and the art deco vibes of this newly renovated hotel remind me of endless perfect summer. The Hall is going to be a destination to add to your “Must See” list – with its brightly colored walls, vintage inspired furniture, and proximity to the best spots in South Beach, I cannot wait for it to open!

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Now let’s talk food – the Cuban-inspired cuisine in the Miami area made me crave tropical fruit, sweet coffee, and of course some grilled Cuban eggs sandwiches! For my breakfast platter, I made two fried eggs, grilled up some French bread (which was slathered on both sides with butter, for good measure!) and heated up some ham. I served it with a side of mango and papaya fruit salad – the perfect healthy balance. And, of course, a Cuban breakfast wouldn’t be complete without Café con Leche – brewed espresso with sugar and hot milk frothed to perfection.

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For the final recipes, head over to Joyride…next week, waffles are headed your way!

The Hall | Joie de Vivre | Garlic, My Soul

 

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Gluten Free Roll Ups | Garlic, My Soul

Recently, we had a summer heat wave which means we are disinclined to use the oven or stove stove. On top of that the new Mission Soft Taco Gluten Free Tortillas have come into our lives, so we decided it was time to try some easy tortilla sandwich wraps.

Gluten Free Roll Ups | Garlic, My Soul

We used the Recipe Van recipe as a jumping off point, but used ingredients we had available in the kitchen and sounded delicious together. For these wraps we used provolone, turkey, avocado, onion, cucumber, red pepper, and some Tapatio for good measure. Since we didn’t use a soft cheese or hummus the rolls didn’t hold together very well, but toothpicks are always an easy alternative.

To make these fast and taste wraps, think sushi, but with a tortilla. We alternated techniques including using a thin layer on the first third of the tortilla and on others did a thin layer of ingredients throughout. Experiment and do whatever works for you.

Gluten Free Roll Ups | Garlic, My Soul

We’re heading into another heat wave…what is your favorite heat-friendly meal?

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Midwest Frittata | Garlic, My Soul

Over the summer, I spent some time making delicious recipes for the Joie de Vivre hotels, and I wanted to share them with you guys here! So for the next few weeks, expect a weekly breakfast-in-bed post, which I hope you’ll like seeing as much as I enjoyed creating!

The first recipe I created was for the Hotel Lincoln, which is in Chicago – where my family lives, so a second home for me, if you will! The Hotel Lincoln is equal parts classic and modern, and it reminded me of some of my favorite breakfast foods: frittata and smoothies. As trends come and go, these two will stay at the top of any breakfast list. When you’re traveling, you want something comforting and familiar in its base, with a local flair that ties you to wherever you are. Enter these two recipes – one for frittata and one for a green smoothie – the ideal start to a day of meetings, lying at the beach lakeside, or exploring the streets of downtown Chicago.

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Midwest Frittata | Garlic, My Soul Midwest Frittata | Garlic, My SoulFor the full post and recipe, check out the full post over on Joyride, here. I hope you enjoy this post, and get excited, because we have a few more to come!

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