A Seasonal Shopping List for the Best Fall Sangria!

October 24, 2018

I feel like this year has just flown by and now the season of fall is upon us. It might come to a surprise to many of you but fall & winter are my favorite season ever. To be really specific I love late fall when it’s practically winter and porch sitting is crisp, fresh and enjoyable.

Hi! I’m Paige, a professional food photographer, as well as a gluten-free and vegan recipe developer. I pride myself in eating seasonally and teaching my friends and families to do the same! 

Since I was a little kid, our family meals consisted of tons of local, in season vegetables served both warm and cold. This tradition has followed me into my everyday as an adult and I have transformed my husbands diet as well. Eating locally and seasonally is extremely sustainable and helps eliminate food waste, not to mention keeps the money in the community.

The leaves are starting to change in my northern Utah neighborhood and I am seeing fresh winter squash, thick leafy greens and pomegranates fill the booths at the farmers market and our local grocery store. There is something so Martha Stewart magazine about the way these shapes, colors and smells all work together. Like Mother Nature is thanking us for enjoying the fruits of the earth. Pomegranate is hands down one of my favorite flavors and I can easily eat 7 a week when they come into season. Luckily, Health-Ade has pomegranate kombucha to keep me satisfied on the off season. One of my all time favorite ways to drink Health-Ade (in an adult way) is in my fall sangria!

Easy to make & delicious to drink! 

As you can see from my sangria recipes, all the fruit involved (even the grapes) are seasonal to fall. When I was first shopping on my own for food in college, I found myself printing out seasonal shopping lists to take with me to the store to make sure I was being as efficient as possible. Fast forward, to today, eating and shopping this way has become routine, but I have put together an October seasonal shopping list for you to jump on the bandwagon!

I’d love for you to use your seasonal findings in a delicious way and tag me on instagram so I can follow along. The beauty about seasonal fruits and vegetables is that they all mend together so beautifully, both color and taste wise. Grab a friend, some wine and let’s make some seasonal sangria!

Whether you are a graduate, mom, dad, nanny or have no affiliation with school, the school year is upon us and we all have to start out the fall on a great food! Try making this today and tag me in your pictures so I can share a bite from afar with you!
 

About Paige:

Not one day has gone by that Paige Billings has not believed that cake can solve most problems. After being told she was allergic to gluten, Paige realized she had to modify her cake recipes. Committed to making her cakes just as delicious as before, Paige has combined her passion for baking, design, and photography into her career as a freelance food photographer, freelance copy and photography editor, and recipe developer. Her delicious and beautiful recipes that can be found on her blog, instagram, and in the secret pages of her ongoing cookbook. Though Paige has lived in many places, from the Bay Area of California, where she grew up, to Montana, where she graduated from Montana State University. She now works out of her Utah home with the help of her eager taste testers, husband, Drew and dog, Moose.



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