Reader’s choice! Five for Fall!

This is what you all have been waiting for and it’s finally here! You all have spoken!
It’s the much awaited Reader’s choice post!

Your “Five for Fall”!!

Now, first of all thank you so much for responding to the post ! I have to say, it was overwhelming to receive so many responses… After weeding through them, there is a lot I found about you my dear readers.. You all love food.. Surprise AND.. You all love fashion! Ha! Who would have thunk?!! Well.. My dear readers.. I think that’s why you and I will get along just fine!

So… The top Five for Fall came down to… Drumroll …..

1. Pumpkins!
2. Leather Moto Jackets
3. Brown boots!
4. Apples!

And last but not the least…

5. Family!!

So lets’ start, shall we ?!

#1 Pumpkins


Pumpkin saffron risotto

1 cup Arborio rice
1 cup chopped pumpkin
1 tsp Saffron strands
3-4 cups of your favorite broth
1/2 cup of white wine (or broth if not using wine)
1 medium shallot chopped fine
2 Tbsp Olive oil
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup of good quality parmesan grated
Salt and black pepper to taste

4-5 Sage leaves

Cook the pumpkin in 1/2 cup of water for 8-10 minutes till cooked yet firm.

Heat the oil and half of the butter on medium heat for a couple of minutes. Sautee the onions till they turn pink. Do not caramelize them. Add the rice and mix well. Toast the rice for 2-3 minuted on medium heat.

 Add the wine and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes and Add 2 cups of broth and bring to boil.

Lower the heat and cook while stirring occasionally. Add more broth and continue stirring. When the rice seems al-dente, add rest of the butter, pumpkin and saffron.

Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Add more broth and cook till the rice is cooked and not mushy.

Add the cheese and mix well.

In 1/2 Tsp of butter,  toast the sage leaves till crispy.

Garnish the risotto with the sage leaves and serve warm.

#2 Leather moto jackets

Leather moto jackets
Oxblood is trending right now!
You’ll see peplums, jackets and boots in this color all over the place!
Leather moto jackets

Mushroom Moto – Courtesy “Bevello” Boutique!
Paired with a gorgeous LBD, booties and some chunky gold jewellery!
Add a clutch and it’s a great look for a night out!
Styled by Riddhi Gupta

Check Bevello out here!
And our gorgeous model is Ali– the store manager and a dear friend!

Call her for your next fashion needs!! She is kinda AWESOME!
9830 Rea Rd
(704) 542-0504

#3 Brown boots

Brown boots
and a gorgeous elbow patched sweater… with a pair of Paige denim !!Whole ensemble Courtesy- Bevello!

Styled by Riddhi Gupta

Bevello: 9830 Rea RdCharlotte(704) 542-0504
Brown boots
Another flavor! With gold hardware..
(Personal closet)

#4 Apples


Slow Cooker “Baked” Apples!

Apples (your choice except granny smith)

For the filling: (For each apple)

 1Tbsp of brown sugar
1 Tbsp cranberries
1 Tbsp pecans/walnuts
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

2 Tbsp red wine

Cut the top and ends of the apples. Core and de-seed. Using the peeler end or a sharp paring knife, make a cavity in the apples.

Stuff the apples with the mixture.

Place a Tbsp of butter on each apple and place in the slow cooker. Pour the liquor evenly on the apples.

Cook for 4 hrs on low or 2 hrs on high.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or as is!

#5 Family

Now let’s talk about Family.. Why do you think a lot of you consider family a “Fall” thing? You would think it should be year around thing, right? Well.. This is my thought.. Let me know if you agree..

With the seasons changing, the leaves falling, and the gentle nip in the air, we crave a certain warmth around us. Maybe it’s something we can get using a jacket or a pair of boots but ultimately, the warmth and cozy feeling that family gives you can’t be beat. And with holidays like Thanksgiving, Diwali, Christmas etc following the Autumn season, it’s a no brainer that Family is on your mind when it’s Fall. 
So my dear friends, whatever it is that you love Fall/Autumn for, I hope this new season brings you health and lot of good eats! And Thank you for your continued love for this blog. 
Special Thanks to Ali from Bevello letting me style her and Thanks to Bevello for letting me check out their beautiful collection at their Rea Rd location in Charlotte, NC. (Bevello: 9830 Rea Rd,Charlotte (704) 542-0504)
Author’s notes: Some more fun looks this Fall you may want to try out!
Tuxedo style tights, oversize wrap sweater, booties and a handbag with metal hardware. 
Fun leather sleeved jacket!
BTW this jacket can be “converted” into a full size one which hits at mid thigh level!
Gotta love printed tights, chunky sweater, Toms booties and a bright scarf for a pop of color!

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