Hues Of The Harvest: A Chic Outdoor Feast

It wouldn't be a proper celebration if I didn't include my sister, jewelry & fashion designer Rachel Burklund in this photo shoot.

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Michele Burklund
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Michele Burklund
Michele Burklund

Get my look: Vintage white lace dress (similar here and here), Frye riding boots, Rachel Burklund jewelry

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Having a stylish feast means preparing meals with in-season fruits and vegetables.  Here are some of my favorite:

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Pomegranate: a potent antioxidant and high in fiber

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Eggplant: rich in iron, calcium, and vitamin K

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Fennel: great for digestive health along with respiratory infections

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Carrots: rich in carotenoids which are strong antioxidants

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Squash: rich source of vitamin A and C, magnesium, fiber, folate, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium and vitamin B6. In addition, it is high in manganese, a mineral which helps the body process fats, carbohydrates, and glucose.

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Pumpkin: contains vitamin A, flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as leutin, xanthin, and carotenes in abundance.

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Grapes: the fleshy part of grapes as well as the extract of its seeds contains proanthocyanidins and resveratrol which are powerful antioxidants

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Brussel Sprouts: A host of antioxidant ingredients  including vitamins C, E, and A, as well as the mineral manganese. Also, flavonoid antioxidants like isorhamnetin, quercitin, and kaempferol also serve well to protect against oxidative stress on the body's cells.

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Broccoli: rich in vitamin A, iron, vitamin K, B-complex vitamins, zinc, phosphorus and phyto-nutrients

Check out some of the gorgeous pieces used in this photo shoot from the Rachel Burklund!


Photography by Jared Duhon of J. Duhon Photography