Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall Harvest Fruits and Vegetables


Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy wonderful fruit and vegetables from the farm. As the days grow cooler the fall harvest arrives with apples, pears, squash, pumpkins, cabbage, broccoli and brussels sprouts at farm stands in the countryside and farmer’s markets in the city.

The bright orange of a pumpkin and the distinctive aroma of an apple give us the chance to reconnect with the land. This was the time for celebrating the harvest, and the tradition continues with Thanksgiving celebrations in many countries in October and November.

We found inspiration in the fall harvest for recipes in The Fat Resistance Diet such as Asian Coleslaw, Baked Apple with Cinnamon and Walnuts, and Cinnamon Lemon Poached Pears with Cherry Syrup. The beautiful bright colors of the fall fruit and vegetables contain carotenoids and flavonoids. Our diet was created to fight inflammation, so we chose the ingredients to maximize inflammation-fighting components.

Aromatic spices such as cinnamon and cloves are a classic combination with the fall harvest fruit and vegetables, and we use these spices in our book for their flavor and health benefits.

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