I’ve been eating tomatoes and peaches and plums like they’re going out of style… Because they are! Autumn used to be my favorite season, but that was when I lived somewhere that had seasons. In San Francisco, Autumn means we’ll finally get some sunny days (yay!) but we don’t get the changing colors and crisp weather I love and remember from the East Coast.
I’m not complaining, I just really, really love summer produce so I always get a little weepy this time of year thinking about it going away. But Sunday marks the official start of Fall, and I will start embracing the produce that comes with it. And get some much needed sunshine 🙂
What To Cook Next Week:
Some love for late summer produce, and a hi how are ya to Fall.
Green Bean Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette – The farmers market is still bursting with tomatoes, and I’m eating them every way I can. This simple green bean salad is a great way to use that late summer produce.
Crispy Chicken Thighs with Spicy Peaches – Did you know that you can get shatter-crisp chicken without deep frying? You only need a teaspoon of oil and a skillet. The peaches are lovely with it, but you can serve the thighs plain or with any fruit!
Thai Pumpkin Soup – I might not subscribe to pumpkin mania, but I can definitely get behind this soup! I love how the Thai flavors play against the earthy-sweet pumpkin. Make it on the stove top, in your slow cooker, or your Instant Pot!
This soup is from my third cookbook, Paleo Soups & Stews, which has over 100 recipes including broths, pureed soups like this one, hearty soups, breads, noodles, dumplings, garnishes, and basically everything you could want from a soup book, minus the gluten. Lots of slow cooker and pressure cooker instructions, too! But it here or from your favorite local book store.
Lemon Mint Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki – With a few simple additions, you can take your burger from meh to wowie. And they’re still super simple to make on a busy weeknight.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins – These are simple to make, and nut-free, so perfect to pack in school lunches! Great for busy mornings too, when making breakfast just isn’t happening.
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