The colder months tend to make vegetarian cooking more of a challenge. Summer offered an endless bounty fresh vegetables -- tomatoes, corn, peas, zucchini, baby lettuces and cucumbers, to name a few -- which, cooked simply, were often meals on their own. The autumn and impending winter bring more of a challenge to the vegetarian cook. While many vegetables are in season during these months, they require more thought -- and more cooking. Root vegetables, hearty greens and squashes are welcome additions when autumn first approaches. But after a month or two, we're already longing for the taste of spring's first produce.
But when given a little thought and a touch of creativity, cooking this time of year can be just as exciting and delightful as cooking in spring and summer. Autumn offers plenty of inspiration for the home cook - and no doubt it's one of the best times of the year to be in the kitchen!
Check out 8 of my favorite vegetarian recipes for autumn below. And happy cooking!
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Will Levitt co-produces LongHouse Food Revivals as the Director of Events at Cook N Scribble. He is a food writer and contributes to various publications including Serious Eats, The Brooklyn Paper, Edible Nutmeg Magazine, CIBO magazine, and his blog Dorm Room Dinner. He is based in New York City.