Is there any better time to explore than fall? The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing color, and pumpkin spice is to be found just about everywhere. Whether you’re looking to indulge in some good ol’ fashioned apple picking or want to explore the French Quarter of New Orleans, there’s a food tour in store for you.
- Take a Taste of New Orleans Food Tour (like this one). Sample some of the local fare that New Orleans is so famous for, hear about the culture and history, and indulge in some jambalaya and pralines.
- Want to skip the lines at the best taco shops in LA? Then why not sign up for a Downtown Sidewalk Tour like this one? From artisanal cheeses to slow-cooked braised meat tacos, you can experience the downtown LA food scene and eat like a local.
- Like apples? Then Washington might be calling your name. The Green Bluff Apple Festival is a six weekend event in the Spokane area. It’s essentially an “everything apple” event, so if you’re a fan of this little fruit (and the medley of pies, cider, and more you can make from it) then we suggest you head to Washington!
MAKE YOUR OWN PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE (the clean version)
Love a pumpkin spice latte but less keen on the oodles of added sugar and I-don’t-know-how-to-pronounce-this ingredients? Then why not make your own? Here’s a recipe we love because not only is it simple and delicious, but it also has real pumpkin puree for an added boost of vitamins and antioxidants.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
- 1 cup milk (dairy or your fave non-dairy milk alternative)
- 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar or monk fruit sweetener
- ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice and more for sprinkling on after (you can make your own by combining ¼ tsp ground cinnamon/1/8 tsp ground ginger/ pinch of nutmeg/ pinch of ground cloves)
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup hot, strong coffee
- Coconut milk cream to top (optional)
Combine all ingredients (except whipped cream) in a saucepan and heat on low, whisking to combine the pumpkin fully.
As soon as it starts to simmer, pour into a mug and top with whipped cream and extra pumpkin spice.