Fall and Fun: Halloween is Here by Maria Khaled RD, LD

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Halloween is almost here! The fall has arrived and aside from being my birthday month and Halloween- one of my favorite holidays of the year, it’s the beginning of the Fall season and time to include some fun Fall things to do.

I must say that I did enjoy my birthday and loved going out to eat, having a lot of fun at Howl O Scream at Seaworld in Orlando and spending time with those closest to me is a beautiful reminder of no matter how much strife that may come against you, love is the highest vibration of all. We must take time to appreciate the small things, laugh and have fun just being present in the moment.

It’s time for pumpkin picking, fall festivals, Halloween dress up/ Halloween movies, apple picking and seeing the beautiful colors of the fall leaves and foliage. With a brisk change in the air, divine timing is now here for those who understand spirituality and the journey of spiritual warfare at it’s greatest.

Some fall recipes that I would like to make I found on Justataste.com and look forward to trying them. 

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes


2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon all spice
1/2  teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cup 2% Milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons vinegar


1) In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, milk, egg, vegetable oil and vinegar. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.

2) Heat a large nonstick saute pan over medium low heat and add just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan, allowing it to heat for 2 to 3 minutes . In batches, scoop 3 to 4 tablespoons of batter into the pan to form pancakes. Cook the pancakes on one side until bubbles appear in the center, then flip them once and continue cooking until no longer doughy in the center. Serve the pancakes with your choice of toppings, including maple syrup, fresh fruit, nuts or whipped cream.

Sauteed Chicken with Curried Apples


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons curry/powder
salt/freshly ground pepper
3 tbsp. butter
2 apples, peeled or sliced
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tbsp. chopped mint


1) Trim breasts of fat

2) Season chicken with 1 tsp. curry powder, salt & pepper

3) Heat 2 tbsp butter in a skillet on medium

4) Add sugar & apples

5) Saute until apples soften- about 8 minutes.

6) Remove apples and add remaining 1 tbsp. butter to pan.

7) Add chicken breasts and remaining curry powder.

8) Saute for 5 minut4s on each side until golden.

9) Pour in wine and bring to a boil.

10 ) Reduce liquid to only about 2 tbsp.

11) Reduce heat.

12)  Add yogurt. 

Simmer for 2 minutes. 

So whether you enjoy the fall foliage, cook some delicious recipes, dress up for Halloween and get spooked, remember to take the time and enjoy the present moment. Be thankful for your blessings, live, laugh and love and keep transforming into that greatest version of yourself!

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