• Fall Cooking Without All the Pumpkins

    Fall is by far my favorite season. Not because of football or pumpkin spiced lattes (PSL, as they’re called on the streets), but because I enjoy the sights and smells of the trees changing — and the fact I can stop involuntarily sweating throughout the day and night.

    As a corollary, I can also crank up my oven-based cooking without worrying about turning my apartment into a sauna. I’ll drop the recipe on the blog later, but last night I experimented with baking acorn squash differently. As a teaser, a splash of vanilla is a game changer.

    While we’re fans of pumpkin in some of our recipes, they’re not a requirement by any stretch of the imagination. Below are a few of our coaching staff’s favorites that allow you to save the pumpkins for carving while still enjoying the heartiness of a hot meal during cooler weather. Enjoy!

    – Martin

    The Ultimate Hash Recipe

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    Originally written by David Dellanave as a guest post for Jen Sinkler’s website, the title of this post is a misnomer. This isn’t a simple recipe or two, it’s like the Rosetta Stone of hash recipes! Seriously, bookmark this reference for endless ways to supplement your breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Click here to check out the full recipe: http://www.jensinkler.com/ultimate-hash-recipe/

    Easy Muscle-Building Chili

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    I made this recipe last year and will be diving into it again soon. There’s definitely no shortage of protein in this one and a little Cholula will keep spice-lovers interested.

    Click here to check out the full recipe: http://www.scrawnytobrawny.com/easy-muscle-building-chili

    Primal Texas Chili

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    Having cooked from Mark’s Daily Apple before, I was interested in what this recipe had to offer when David shared it. Mark does a great job keeping his recipes simple and easy without sacrificing any flavor and David can attest this recipe follows suit.

    Click here to check out the full recipe: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-texas-chili/#axzz3G3G1KwyD

    Is there anything you’re dying to make this fall season? A favorite crockpot recipe maybe? Let us know in the comments below.