Autumn is my favorite time of the year – golden leaves, cozy days under the blanket, a good book and the warm light of candles. Moreover, I’m always looking forward to the seasonal fruits and veggies such as pumpkin, quince, eggplant and grapes. I love to cook seasonally, probably because that’s how I was raised. Where I come from, we always cook seasonally. You just can’t get strawberries or tomatoes during winter, or rather say, you can’t afford them. You always buy fruits and veggies that are in season and I think there’s the certain something to it – you always look forward to the one month when you’ll get your favorite fruits.
Cooking seasonally and regionally is also a trend that is coming up and I think it is really great that people are getting more aware of what they are eating. That’s also why I’ve decided not only to share my favorite recipes with you, but my favorite SEASONAL recipes that are easy to prepare and quick. Today I’ll start with my favorite warm fall salad: a sweet potato, eggplant, chickpea salad with a sesame dressing. (*vegan substitutes are also included in the recipe)