This post was originally published here on November 9, 2013. I’ve updated the photos and text to better showcase the deliciousness of this recipe!
If there is only one recipe that you get in the kitchen and make this month, let it be this simple and comforting Maple Spiced Winter Vegetable and Kale Bowl.
OK. I’m aware of how silly and unrealistic that statement actually is. Because it’s November. And November = Thanksgiving = copious amounts of cooking and baking. So I know you’ll all be making way more than one thing this month. But just be sure to add this dish to your menu. Deal?
This vegetable bowl sums up everything that I love about Fall and Winter. It’s got a dose of warming spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper, to keep you feeling cozy from the inside out. And it makes such great use of so many hearty, seasonal vegetables. It’s a dish that I cook up over and over again, sometimes adding parsnips or carrots if I have them. Or maybe a handful of pumpkin seeds and a few crumbles of goat cheese, if the mood strikes me.
I’m particularly smitten with the bed of kale that makes up the base of this dish. It comes out of the oven somewhere between sautéed kale and kale chips. It’s soft and wilted, with a few crispy, crunchy edges. I could easily eat a whole tray of these gorgeous green leaves!
I’m sharing this Maple Spiced Winter Vegetable and Kale Bowl as part of our monthly #eatseasonal recipe round-up organized by Becky from Vintage Mixer. Be sure to check out Becky’s November Produce Guide for tons of inspiration for your Thanksgiving menu. And scroll down below to see what some of my other blogging friends were inspired to create with November’s bounty of fruits and vegetables!
Recipe adapted from Sprouted Kitchen
November Eat Seasonal Recipe
Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets, Fennel and Fried Goat Cheese by Food For My Family
Apple Crumble Pie by Joy Food Sunshine
Pesto and Burrata Stuffed Acorn Squash by Vintage Mixer
Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Muffins by Letty’s Kitchen
Cheesy Pesto Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Boats by Flavor the Moments
Butternut Squash, Mushroom and Poblano Enchiladas by Completely Delicious