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Fall Vegetable Recipes

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The upside of colder autumn days is that there's plenty of fall produce that can be used in warming soups and stews or quick and easy stir-fries for busy weeknights. Some are available all year, but really come into their own in the fall. Here are fall vegetable recipes to help you take advantage of local produce:

1. Glazed Carrots

Glazed Carrots With Five Spice Powder
Rhonda Parkinson

In this recipe carrots are simmered in a flavorful combination with soy sauce, five-spice powder, butter and brown sugar.

2. Stir-fry Beef With Onions

Beef With Onions
Rhonda Parkinson

Root vegetables really come into their own in the fall. Here onions are stir-fried with marinated meat in a gravy with dark soy sauce and sugar. Green onions add the final touch.

3. Hawaiian Beef Stew

This simple but tasty recipe pairs stewing beef with potatoes, onions, and carrots and fresh garlic.

4. Zesty Zucchini Stir-fry

There's an ongoing debate over whether zucchini is a summer or a fall vegetable. What can't be argued is that zucchini is an excellent vegetable to use in stir-fires – high in moisture and not too tough.

5. Stir-fried Broccoli Hong Kong Style

Broccoli is stir-fried with oyster-flavored sauce.

6. Spicy Szechuan Eggplant

Spicy Szechuan Eggplant
Rhonda Parkinson

Eggplant and ground pork are stir-fried with chile paste and other seasonings in this spicy Szechuan recipe. For a vegetarian version, leave out the ground pork and increase the eggplant.

7. Scallion Pancakes (Spring Onion Pancakes)

Also known as green onions, scallions are almost as indispensable to Chinese cooking as fresh garlic and ginger. A popular street snack, scallion pancakes are incredibly easy to make and taste delicious!

8. Vegetable Stir-fry

With bell peppers, broccoli and baby corn.

9. Shredded Stir Fry Potatoes

Potatoes are cut into thin strips, boiled and then stir-fried with seasonings - the recipe calls for Szechuan peppercorns but you can substitute a bit of chile paste (available in Asian markets and the ethnic section of many grocery stores) if needed.

10. Stir-fry Spinach With Garlic

Spinach is more than able to hold its own against strong garlic in this simple quick and easy stir-fry that goes nicely with beef or pork.

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