If you go by the number of pumpkin spice products I saw during a recent trip to my local specialty grocery store (rhymes with Hater Moe’s), you’d think that pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg were the only flavors that herald fall’s arrival.
But as much as you might be craving some pumpkin-flavored cookie butter, fall has other tantalizing tastes to explore. Consider apples, mushrooms, and butternut squash, for example. Here are five easy recipes to add a midday blast of autumn to your lunchbox.
(Recipes by Miriam Wolf except where noted.)