This post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.
Carving pumpkins, picking apples and digging out your favorite knit sweaters are all things you probably associate with fall, but today we’re focusing on more paramount matters: FALL FOOD. I’m talking snacks, pasta, cookie mixes and even soap (stay with me) that highlight our favorite flavors of the season.Whole Foods was kind enough to send over a box of their must-have, limited-edition line of fall goodies, and they’re also giving you a chance to try the trends. *Giveaway info below!
So what’s inside?
- 365 Cardamom Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix
- Cardamom is an intensely aromatic warm spice that gives extra lift to cinnamon in these fall-centric snickerdoodles. The only extra love they need comes from butter and an egg—that’s what I call a baking win.
- 365 Pumpkin Spice Latte Pecans
- The pecans act like little rafts onto which the brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice can huddle, forming a sweet and spicy and highly addictive snack. Try mixing them into a fall-themed trail mix, folding them into your next batch of cookie dough, or just enjoying them by the handful.
- 365 Apple Cider Cookie Thins
- Your next mug of coffee or tea 100% needs these for dunking. A hint of nutmeg balances the sweet cider flavor and makes for the ultimate breakfast or dessert cookie.
- 365 Apple Cider Foaming Hand Soap
- A sure-fire way to have your whole sink smelling like a simmering pot of mulled cider. Bonus: The aloe and shea butter leave your hands feeling soft as your favorite flannel.
- 365 Pumpkin Spice Latte Popcorn
- The only thing better than watching “Hocus Pocus” this October is watching “Hocus Pocus” with a big bowl of this crispy, light-as-air, pumpkin-y popcorn in your lap. The addition of coffee powder lends complexity to this snack version of your favorite latte.
- Whole Foods Market Organic Pumpkin Cardamom Pasta Sauce
- Pumpkin puree teams up with diced tomatoes, carrots and garlic in a slightly sweet and deeply savory sauce bolstered with warm spices like cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. I’ve been experimenting more with savory pumpkin applications and this sauce hugs the line of sweet and savory just right.
Not to choose favorites, but I loved this sauce so much I wanted to give you an easy recipe to use it in. This weeknight pasta dish features crispy bits of pancetta, ribbons of kale and a toasty garlic breadcrumb topping.
Not only does pancetta add extra richness to the dish, but the crisped pork bits also lend a texture boost. Lacinato kale adds virtuous streaks of green throughout the pasta, plus a fiber and vitamin C boost.
And now you can try the trend and fall just as hard for these seasonal trends by entering a giveaway for the chance to win your own Whole Foods Market Fall Harvest box (open to U.S. residents only aged 18 and over). Click HERE to enter.
The giveaway will be live through October 20, 2018!
Wishing you lovelies a happy fall and even happier falling in love with these seasonal treats. Click here for more fall trends from Whole Foods Market.
- 4 oz. diced uncured pancetta
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ¾ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
- 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 (1-lb.) box dry spaghetti
- 1 bunch lacinato kale, stemmed and roughly chopped
- 1 (1 lb. 9 oz.) jar Whole Foods Market Organic Pumpkin Cardamom Pasta Sauce
- Cook pancetta in a large nonstick skillet over medium until crisp, about 8 minutes. Remove pancetta from pan with a slotted spoon. Add garlic to drippings in pan; cook until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add breadcrumbs; cook until golden brown and crisp, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Stir in cheese and remove to a small bowl.
- Cook pasta according to package directions in a large pot of salted water. Reserve ½ cup cooking liquid before draining into a colander. Return cooked pasta to pot and place back on burner over low heat. Add reserved ½ cup cooking liquid and kale; toss continuously until kale begins to wilt, about 2 minutes. Add pancetta and pasta sauce; toss well to coat.
- Divide pasta evenly into each of 6 bowls. Scatter garlic breadcrumbs evenly over top.