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Best recipes and foods for the fall season

Mmmmm vegetables.
Mmmmm vegetables. PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images

The temperature is dropping across Canada, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to eschew fruits and vegetables for mac n’ cheese or an all-comfort food diet (not that there’s anything wrong with that). There is still plenty of locally-grown, in-season produce to plan your meals around.

Here’s our list for the best foods, and recipes, to cook with this fall. Have a favourite recipe featuring fall ingredients? Add it in the comments below.

Apples

Apples
Apples wait to be picked in an orchard at Stocks Farm in Suckley, near Worcester, on October 8, 2013 in Worcestershire, England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Try these recipes featuring apples:

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Cranberries

cranberries
A worker with a rake stands amid 2,000 pounds of fresh, floating cranberries at Ocean Sprays ‘Bogs Across America’ display at Rockefeller Center October 15, 2013. TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Try these recipes featuring cranberries:

Pears

Pears
Bartlett Pears for sale are seen on February 25, 2014. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Try these recipes featuring pears:

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Beets

Green apples, beets, lemon and ginger are on display.
Green apples, beets, lemon and ginger are on display. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Try these recipes featuring beets:

Bok choy

Native to central Asia, vegetables like nappa cabbage and bok choy are now grown locally to meet consumer demand.
Bok choy is on display. China Photos/Getty Images

Try these recipes featuring bok choy:

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Broccoli

Trays of broccoli await collection.
Trays of broccoli await collection. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Try these recipes featuring broccoli:

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts for sale are seen on February 25, 2014. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Brussels sprouts don’t have to be boring, try these recipes:

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Cabbage

cabbage
Cabbage is on display on May 20, 2013. Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

Try these recipes featuring cabbage:

Carrots

Organic carrots lie on display
Organic carrots lie on display on September 5, 2014. Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Try these recipes featuring carrots:

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Cauliflower

cauliflower
A picture taken on September 23, 2014 shows cauliflowers in a field. DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images

Cucumber (greenhouse)

A gardener picks the first slicing cucumbers in a greenhouse on March 21, 2014.
A gardener picks the first slicing cucumbers in a greenhouse on March 21, 2014. PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images
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Garlic

Cloves of pink garlic are pictured on August 23, 2013.
Cloves of pink garlic are pictured on August 23, 2013. REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images

Leeks

Leeks are pictured on Oct. 9, 2013.
Leeks are pictured on Oct. 9, 2013. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
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Mushrooms

Button mushrooms are pictured on Feb. 27, 2013.
Button mushrooms are pictured on Feb. 27, 2013. FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

Onions

Organic onions lie on display on Sept. 5, 2014.
Organic onions lie on display on Sept. 5, 2014. Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Try these recipes featuring onions:

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Parsnips

parsnips
Parsnips are pictured on April 5, 2014. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Culinary Experience

Potatoes

potatoes
This picture taken on May 9, 2014 shows potatoes on a supermarket display. JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images

Try these recipes featuring potatoes:

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Radishes

radishes
Radishes for sale are seen on February 25, 2014. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Squash

Egg-topped roasted squash
This March 31, 2014 photo shows middle eastern roasted butternut squash with soft boiled eggs in Concord, N.H. AP Photo/Matthew Mead
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Sweet potatoes

No need for tons of fat in this sweet potato salad
This May 5, 2014, photo shows sweet potato, grilled corn and black bean salad with spicy cilantro dressing in Concord, N.H. This recipe swaps sweet potatoes for the more traditional white potatoes and loses the standard recipe’s abundant mayonnaise in favor of a dressing high in flavor and low in fat. AP Photo/Matthew Mead

Try these recipes featuring sweet potatoes:

Tomatoes (greenhouse)

Recipe for cheese stuffed tomatoes
This June 30, 2014 photo shows cheese stuffed tomatoes in Concord, N.H AP Photo/Matthew Mead

Try these recipes featuring tomatoes:

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