Chef's Notes Plus

15 Plant-Forward Fall Recipes

As the fall rolls in, you can put on some sweatpants and curl up with a cozy blanket. But you also need to nourish your belly with the flavors of the season. We’ve made a list of some of our best fall recipes which just happen to be plant-forward. Kale, […]

Salads, Side Dishes

Brussels Sprout Salad with Dried Cranberries

Makes 8 to 10 servings This simple salad is full of quintessential fall flavors and is a fresh and bright addition to your Thanksgiving spread. Prepare the dressing and Brussels sprouts a day ahead, if you like, but wait to toss the salad until an hour or so before serving.

Desserts

Cranberry-Apple Brandy Syrup

Makes 3 (8 oz) jars Ingredients 1 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon raisins 1 tablespoon cranberries 3 pieces dried apple 3 dried plums (prunes) 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup bourbon, rum, or brandy Directions Heat brown sugar and water in a small […]

Breakfast and Brunch

Cream Scones

Makes 12 scones These scones develop a wonderful texture if the dough is frozen overnight. Freeze individual scones, and then bake as many as needed straight from the freezer to accompany breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 3 3/4 cups bread flour 2 tablespoons baking powder 2 teaspoons […]

Salads

Kale, Cashew, and Cranberry Pasta Salad

Makes 4 to 6 portions This pasta salad is great cold or at room temperature (a gift from the meal prep fairies), but it’s just as good hot, if you don’t have time to give it a good chill. Ingredients 12 oz whole wheat penne 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 […]