So what are the best things about Autumn? Breathing in fresh, crisp air, walking through leaves falling on rusty-golden woodland, hot, steaming mulled wine… and eating the stodgiest, heartiest, carbiest and most comforting food you can lay your hands on! And what's even better? A more care-free attitude to eating that comes with a new Autumn wardrobe of chunky, cosy jumpers and long, winter coats.
With pumpkins now available in abundance, juicy blackberries, crunchy apples, earthy pears, sweet butternut squash, fresh cauliflower, leeks, spinach and turnips all in season, Autumn dishes are as every bit as healthy as they are hearty.
It's time to swap summer salad bowls for nourishing and satisfying comfort food so here's a round-up of the most delicious and wholesome Autumn recipes the internet has to offer, plus they're cheap and easy to make… time get your nom on!
Roasted Squash and Creamy Pesto Lasagne by The Veg Space
Warm Roasted Winter Salad Bowl by Oh She Glows
Pumpkin, Spinach and Walnut Spaghetti by Lazy Cat Kitchen
Vegan Welsh Cawl by Rosie's Vegan Kitchen
Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew by The Awesome Green
Whole Roasted Cauliflower by Jamie Oliver
Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille by My New Roots
Salted Caramel Pecan Pie by Rebel Recipes
Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola by Minimalist Baker
Apple, Pear and Gin Cocktail by Naturally Ella
Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Whiskey Maple Frosting by This Rawsome Vegan Life
Don't forget to tweet, Instagram or Snapchat @thevegankind using the hashtag #thevegankind - with photos of your hearty autumn dishes, we'd love to see them!