Best of the Web: Summer Sendoff

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Best of the Web: Summer Sendoff

As summer fades into fall, now is the time to savor the last of the season’s best flavors! Here are recipes from some of our favorite blogs that we’ll be cooking before the leaves change and temperatures cool down for good.


Curry Red Pepper & Tomato SoupCurry Red Pepper & Tomato Soup by Will Frolic for Food
Vegan, gluten-free — and full of sweet, rich flavors and warm spices. This is the exact kind of soup we crave between summer and autumn.
Blueberry Crepes with Vanilla Ice CreamBlueberry Crepes with Vanilla Ice Cream by Flourishing Foodie
Crepes are delicious for breakfast or dessert (and this recipe is a good excuse to eat ice cream first thing in the morning). A simple blueberry compote is the perfect way to use up freshly picked blueberries — make a big batch to enjoy for weeks.
Harvest TacosHarvest Tacos by The Year in Food
Combining corn, cauliflower and tomatoes, these tacos highlight the best of September. We’ll be using them as a template throughout fall, substituting winter squash and brussels sprouts.
Roasted Tomato Basil Grilled CheeseRoasted Tomato Basil Grilled Cheese by A Couple Cooks
Often the simplest things are the ones that make us smile. Here, roasted tomatoes and fresh herbs take a classic grilled cheese to next-level bliss.
Spiced Plum BarsSpiced Plum Bars by 5 Second Rule
Keep this recipe on hand for your next potluck or tailgate party; it feeds a crowd easily. And soft, sweet roasted plums with a tender cookie crust are guaranteed to please them all.
Zucchini-Basil Chickpea Waffles with Tomato & Shaved Fennel SaladZucchini-Basil Chickpea Waffles with Tomato & Shaved Fennel Salad by Dolly and Oatmeal
These savory waffles get an extra kick of protein and vegetables from chickpea flour zucchini. Topped with a tomato and shaved fennel salad, they’d be beautiful for a brunch or casual dinner.
Balsamic Eggs with Peaches and ProsciuttoBalsamic Eggs with Peaches and Prosciutto by Turntable Kitchen
This is a summer meal at its finest, relying on the freshest ingredients and a just a light hand. With almost no cooking required, it’s just as satisfying at lunch and dinner as it is for breakfast.
Curried Roasted Eggplant with Smoked Cardamom and Coconut MilkCurried Roasted Eggplant with Smoked Cardamom and Coconut Milk by The Bojon Gourmet
This hearty, spiced stew stars slender eggplants, pungent spices and creamy coconut milk. Serve over rice with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt to make it a meal. (Bonus: it’s best made a day or two ahead.)
Fig & Mascarpone BruschettaFig & Mascarpone Bruschetta by My Little Expat Kitchen
It doesn’t get any simpler than these sweet-savory bites: just ripe figs, creamy mascarpone, salty ham and some crusty bread. Nibble on these while you sip of glass of crisp wine in the evening.
Vanilla Bean Brown Butter Nectarine Blackberry CrispVanilla Bean Brown Butter Nectarine Blackberry Crisp by The Amateur Gourmet
Brown butter and vanilla bean make everything better — especially late-summer fruits. We can practically smell it from here!
Quinoa & Zucchini Stuffed PeppersQuinoa & Zucchini Stuffed Peppers by Naturally Ella
This has all the makings of an weeknight meal: quick, easy and delicious (and vegetarian). Stuff peppers with tomato sauces and whatever grains you have on hand, add a layer of melty cheese, bake, and savor.


Top images courtesy of Will Frolic for Food, The Year in Food, The Amateur Gourmet, Turntable Kitchen, A Couple Cooks, My Little Expat Kitchen, Dolly and Oatmeal, Naturally Ella and Flourishing Foodie.

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