In certain parts of the country, people are pulling sweaters out of storage, sipping warm chai lattes, and raking up piles of crunchy leaves. Others are still sweating through their T-shirts. (Hi, Tucson!) It’s definitely fall, but not everyone craves stews and soups.
I have a compromise: grain bowls. Instead of simmering flavors, build layers of roasted vegetables, chewy grains, and tangy dressings. No need to feel left out of fall celebrations. Embrace crispy butternut squash, hearty kale, and creamy lentils just like your chillier countrymen (and women!). Enjoy autumn’s bounty sans sweaters with one of these 17 one-bowl masterpieces. And know that in February, we’ll be the envious ones.
Have you experienced season envy? What do you make to feel better?
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).