Maple Fig Streusel Crumble

Caramelized fresh figs topped with a buttery crumble topping. This maple fig streusel crumble for one is the perfect single serving sized dessert for early autumn.

Maple Fig Streusel Crumble | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

I hope you had a great weekend. It’s been a chaotic few days and I’m kind of ready for a low key day filled with absolutely no plans. Most of the time, that’s a lot harder to do than it sounds. I feel like I’m always running around doing something on my day off.

But I’m excited that we’re really diving into fall. We’re quickly approaching the end of October, and it’s starting to feel like fall in San Francisco. The sunlight is starting to have a golden glow. The crisp air. The dry leaves on the ground. The sun setting earlier and earlier each day. <– Don’t love that. lol. But every day brings us closer to the holidays, which I honestly can’t wait for.

Maple Fig Streusel Crumble | Cooking with a Wallflower

Anyways, I thought today would be the perfect time to share with you a brand new dessert.

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It’s not often that I have time to wander around Golden Gate Park in the early mornings. But when I get the chance, I love to see the morning light filtering through the trees. It gives this little spot an ethereal feel.

Fall Mornings

In this week’s finds…

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Garlic Shrimp and Crispy Brussels Sprouts Grain Bowl

Mixed grains topped with garlic shrimp, crispy brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, pomegranate arils, and crunchy chickpeas then drizzled with maple balsamic vinaigrette. This garlic shrimp and crispy brussels sprouts grain bowl is delicious, simple to make, and perfect for a fall weeknight dinner.

Garlic Shrimp and Crispy Brussels Sprouts Grain Bowl | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Wednesday!

I feel like I’ve been on a roll these past few days with all the fall inspired dishes. There’s so many options to pick from: brussels sprouts, butternut squash, pomegranate, cranberries, maple everything. What are your favorite fall ingredients?

Garlic Shrimp and Crispy Brussels Sprouts Grain Bowl | Cooking with a Wallflower

I honestly think I can have bowl foods all day everyday and I wouldn’t get tired of it. Maybe it’s because the ingredients can be customized to your taste. So many ways to mix it up.

Garlic Shrimp and Crispy Brussels Sprouts Grain Bowl | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza

A homemade or store bought pizza crust topped with melted mozzarella cheese, roasted maple butternut squash, garlic mushrooms, and garnished with a handful of microgreens or frisee. This fall inspired roasted maple butternut squash and garlic mushroom pizza is delicious and simple to make.

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

I hope it’s been a relaxing weekend for you. I haven’t had a weekend where I had no work or events planned for weeks now so it was nice to have a low key one. Went to the farmer’s market Saturday morning, stopped at the mall for a (or half a dozen) black honey matcha cheese tart(s), and then caught up on some of my favorite fall shows. At the moment, I highly recommend 9-1-1. Has anyone seen it?

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Garlic Mushroom Pizza | Cooking with a Wallflower

Let’s talk about this fall inspired pizza.

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If you ever get up early enough to see the sun rise over San Francisco on a clear day, the colors are just gorgeous. I took this photo in the middle of the street on an early Saturday morning. I kind of love that the streets are pretty empty since not many people are up and about yet. It’s the side of SF that you don’t really get to see during the day.

Sunrise

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Flower Pressed Jasmine Tea Shortbread Cookies

Jasmine tea infused short bread cookies pressed with fresh flowers and dusted with powdered sugar. These flower pressed jasmine tea shortbread cookies are delicious and perfect for entertaining.

Flower Pressed Jasmine Tea Shortbread Cookies | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Wednesday!

I’ve had a rough week, and it’s only Wednesday. That means I’m going to need a little treat to get me through the rest of the week. What could be better than tea infused shortbread cookies?

Flower Pressed Jasmine Tea Shortbread Cookies | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Cacio e Pepe with Burst Tomatoes

Buttery parmesan and black pepper pasta tossed with burst tomatoes. This classic cacio e pepe with burst tomatoes is delicious, simple to make, and perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Cacio e Pepe wih Burst Tomatoes | Cooking with a Wallflower

The first few days of October have gone by so fast. And as the days get shorter and the sun sets sooner, I’ve been looking forward to simple meals at night. Ones that don’t require much prepping. Ones that need just a few simple ingredients. Ones that don’t require me to run to the grocery store. This cacio e pepe with burst tomatoes is as simple as it gets.

Cacio e Pepe wih Burst Tomatoes | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Happy Friday!

It’s almost the weekend again. It’s been a long work week so I’m kind of excited for a low key weekend. Last weekend though, I was at the NorCal Night Market in Pleasanton, and I may have overindulged in so many different foods. You may remember that I went to the first one back in July, and it was underwhelming. But! The second time around with all the improvements, it was so much fun. One of my favorites was the Watermelon Bomb. A carved out watermelon filled with watermelon shaved snow, popping boba, red beans, lychee, and fresh cut watermelon. It’s so refreshing on a hot late summer, early fall day.

Night Market

And I loved that they sold LED balloons. It’s so perfect for a night out.

Night Market

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Smoky Chipotle Zucchini Noodle Chili

Spicy and smoky chili filled with fresh tomatoes, corn, black beans, and served with zucchini noodles. This smoky chipotle zucchini noodle chili is so delicious and the perfect fall comfort food.

Smoky Chipotle Zucchini Noodle Chili | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy October!

Now that it’s October, it finally feels like fall. We’ve had our first rain in almost half a year. And I am so ready to layer my clothes, wear knee high boots, and wrap myself in cozy plaid blanket scarves. I’m just not so sure I’m ready for shorter days and longer nights.

Of course, as it’s getting cooler with each passing day, I want something warm and comforting to indulge in, especially on gloomy, rainy days. Honestly, what could be cozier and more comforting than a bowl of hearty chili?

Smoky Chipotle Zucchini Noodle Chili | Cooking with a Wallflower

Made with tomatoes, onions, garlic, black beans, and smoky chipotle peppers and served with zucchini noodles, this chili is sooo perfect for fall meals.

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Earl Grey Pots de Creme

Rich creamy pot de creme with a hint of earl grey. These earl grey pots de creme are delicious and the perfect dessert for all occasions.

Earl Grey Pots de Creme | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Sunday!

I know fall officially started a little over a week ago, but…. I don’t think it feels like fall until it hits October. That’s when I’m finally ready for pumpkin everything. In other words, just one more day.

Earl Grey Pots de Creme | Cooking with a Wallflower

Honestly, I’m not sure where all the time has gone. And the moment October arrives, all the holidays follow pretty quickly as well as the rest of the year. But! As if you didn’t already know, my favorite season is fall. And I’m super excited for all things fall to come.

So let’s celebrate the start of fall with these earl grey pots de creme.

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