A Fall-Inspired Food Diary

Fall is finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited! The chill in the air (yay for sweater weather!), the beautiful hues of the foliage, and pumpkin spice everything- what’s not to love? So in the spirit of our favorite season, we are introducing Henna from Chai and Churros to share recipes from five Muslimah bloggers who are bringing their A-game when it comes to autumn inspired recipes. Let’s get started!

  1. Creamy Pumpkin Soup - Hijabs and Aprons

Source: Hijabs and Aprons

Autumn and soups go hand in hand, so it only makes sense to create the ultimate fall soup- pumpkin soup.  Leena, the creative behind Hijabs and Aprons, has shared a fool-proof recipe that is both packed with flavor and straightforward. You can find her recipe HERE

  1. Simple Apple Crumble - In A Foodie’s Kitchen

Source: In A Foodie’s Kitchen

A trip to the apple orchard is a must-do during autumn.  Strolling along the tree lined paths while filling baskets with sweet and juicy apples, are what fall dreams are made of.  Apart from enjoying your harvest as it is, apples are extremely versatile fruits and make for tantalizing baked goods. Orely, the whiz behind In A Foodie’s Kitchen, has shared her recipe for an apple crumble that uses staple ingredients and comes together fast, which means it’s perfect for when those cool weather cravings hit.  You can find her recipe HERE.

  1. Pumpkin Kibbeh - Blend of Spice

Zakiya, the fusion queen behind Blend of Spice, has created the ultimate collaboration between east and west with her pumpkin kibbeh recipe.  She effortlessly has fused the flavors and textures of roasted pumpkin, with the traditional ingredients and techniques used to make kibbeh, and created a created a culinary masterpiece.  You can find her recipe HERE.

  1. Pumpkin Bread with Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting - Sabreen Said Eat

Fall is the time when we all are living our best lives,  guzzling one pumpkin spice latte after another.  Sabreen, the genius behind Sabreen Said Eat, is on a mission to make sure that our PSLs don’t go down lonely, by pairing it with her pumpkin bread with pecan cream cheese frosting.  Her perfectly spiced loaf cake comes together quick, and is filled to the brim with those amazing fall flavors we love.  You can find her recipe HERE.

  1. Autumn Pearl Couscous Salad- Fufu’s Kitchen

The flavors of fall are incredibly versatile, and they go great with both sweet and savory dishes. Heifa, the incredible cook and Saveur award winner behind Fufu’s Kitchen, has created the ultimate autumn inspired salad.  It’s bursting with flavors and textures and boasts a captivating appearance.  You can find her recipe HERE.

Bonus: Apple Twist Bread - Chai and Churros

Okay, okay, I know I said that this would be a roundup of five bloggers, but I couldn’t help throwing my hat into the ring. Fall is admittedly my favorite time of the year, and I love creating recipes with the season’s harvest.  This apple twist bread is one of my favorite recipes, and despite it’s impressive appearance, is a cinch to throw together. While it’s baking, it fills the air with the spellbinding scent of apples and cinnamon, and goes down well as a dessert and even with coffee for breakfast. You can find my recipe HERE.



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Hi! I'm Henna, and I'm the face behind Chai And ChurrosI began blogging in 2012 as a means to document my cooking and baking adventures, and over the course of the years, the blog has taken on a life of its own.  My philosophy to food is moderation. I don’t believe in fad diets and deprivation, and I don’t believe in excessive indulgence. Neither extreme is healthy, and I strive to walk the middle path. Over on my blog, you will find a mix of sweet and savory, various styles of cooking, and a vast selection of regional and international flavor profiles. In the mix, you’ll also find a large selection of traditional and modern Pakistani recipes, many of which I have had the fortune of learning from family and friends.

So go ahead and take a look around (if you’re looking for something specific, be sure to check out the recipe index)!

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