{MY EXTRAWDINARY LIFE} Autumnal Eating in the Raw

{MY EXTRAWDINARY LIFE} Autumnal Eating in the Raw

This week I was going to share Part 2 of my Make Space for Magic process but the reality is… I haven’t finished it yet!

It’s been sooo busy (in part, thanks to MSFM I truly believe!) and so it has just had to wait… for now. I’m itching to get back to it and get it done properly but there’s been plenty of magic happening in the meantime – so big shifts already. (Not that I’m surprised, that’s the whole promise of the program!)

So today, instead, I’m going to talk about Autumnal Eating, because this is another thing that’s super-present at the moment.

And, of course, with the Autumn Equinox almost upon us, this is a great time to talk about eating seasonally.

In the past, for some strange reason, I’ve never really migrated towards eating completely seasonally. 

However, all that has changed this year. I don’t know why this year of all years, I just know that I have never felt as attuned to the seasons and the food of the season as I do this year.

The list that follows is of the foods that I’ve started being naturally drawn to over the past three weeks.

As a result I’ve started playing with new recipes and have loved the contrast of what I’ve started eating, to the sweeter and lighter foods of the summer.

Here’s that list:

  • Apples
  • Figs
  • Plums
  • Dates
  • Raisins
  • Brazils
  • Cinnamon
  • Hazelnuts
  • Oats
  • Cacao
  • Watercress
  • Chard
  • Kale
  • Nori
  • Olives

In terms of what I’ve been doing with these foods and how I’ve been eating them…

To begin with I just started by eating more figs and plums. Simple, delicious and absolutely perfect. Figs at the moment are absolutely gorgeous!

Shortly after I found myself wanting to add oats to my smoothies, then creating an oat breakfast by soaking oats in coconut water, adding some soaked raisins, chopped apple, dried cinnamon and banana, and what can I say? Triple yum! I think this one is going to feature more and more frequently as the season moves on. It’s absolutely scrumptious.

I’ve also reintroduced nori rolls in a really big way, have been gravitating towards chard, have been dehydrating kale chips coated in a nut/cheesy sauce. All of these things are great sources of green but very different to the many lettuces of summer. I’ve also loved making salads using watercress instead of those lettuces and introducing more olives, which I’ve actually not eaten many of this year until now.

And then there’s the coleslaw, the mayo and the raw potato salad I’ve published the recipes for over the past few weeks. Having all of these in the fridge at this time of year is one of the best moves you can make!

Chocolate (cacao), Brazil nuts and macadamia nuts have also been new staples for snacking on. I’ve been making all kinds of cacao-based creations, enjoying Brazils with Medjool dates and enjoying macadamias all on their own.

It’s been quite an adventure already as it’s so different to what I was eating in the summer.

Obviously this is just a little taste of what’s been going on, but I thought you might find it useful to get some new Autumnal eating ideas – it’s a lot of fun and feels entirely appropriate – just like changing up your closet! 

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So who about you? What are you being drawn to doing and eating differently right now, I’d love to hear!

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2 thoughts on “{MY EXTRAWDINARY LIFE} Autumnal Eating in the Raw”

  1. My husband and I just went to Indiana where the apple trees where in full bloom.
    Being from Florida I’ve never seen an apple tree in full bloom where I could pick fresh apples!
    I am in love with apples again, no store bought ever again!
    🍎💚

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