Dark, sweet cherries and black plums make a delicious, rich jam, and the addition of bourbon or brandy makes it luxurious.
These yummy, sweet, tangy pickles take a little bit of work over the course of a week to prepare. They do not need to be processed in boiling water, but are shelf stable and will keep for 1 year.
Earl Grey tea gives this easy jam a subtle floral note.
If you are not a ketchup person now, this spicy and sweet spread is likely to convert you! A little jar would also make a great gift in the summer.
Here's a perfect recipe to preserve some of this summer's crop of tomatoes.
This is a great summertime dish that's great for a weeknight, but definitely fancy enough for a dinner party.
Stone fruits are transformed when cooked. The fruit sugars are intensified, and they hardly need any sugar to make an indulgent, but still fairly healthful dessert. They're delicious on their own, but try with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a spoonful of creme fraîche on top.
Grilling or broiling the vegetables in this salsa makes it extra special. It will keep in the fridge for about a week, so double the recipe if you'd like!
This light, cold soup makes a great meal on a hot summer night, and turning on the stove isn't even a requirement!
These stewed plums are lovely to eat at any time of day. Have them with hot cereal or spoon them on toast with some cream cheese or butter.
This is a fun summery fruit salad to play around with. Make it as written, or substitute the peaches for mangoes or another stone fruit.
Serve this chutney with roasted meats or alongside a charcuterie or cheese platter.
This fruit salad is great immediately after assembling, but if you have a day to let the flavors develop in the refrigerator, it's even better!
This peach salsa is nice with tacos and tortill chips, but try it alongside anything grilled, too!
This salad is perfect durning that short window when corn is fresh and tender to need barely any cooking, or none at all, and green beans and radishes are also at their peak.
Use a non-stick pan or well-seasoned cast iron skillet for perfectly crispy, golden-brown tofu.
Refreshing, tart, and fruity, this delicious summer drink is great on a hot night. And I don't need to tell you how yummy it would be with a boozy addition!
Eggplant, tomatoes, and basil are made for each other!
These zingy pickled Brussels sprouts feature garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, and mustard seeds, and would be a great accompaniment to a Bloody Mary!
Bring these along to your next picnic: they are quick to make and yummy to eat!
Celebrated BabyCakes NYC serves up gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, and vegan treats in their bakeries, and this is their chocolate chip cookie recipe.
You heard that right! Parsley delivers a hefty dose of vitamin C and gives smoothies a bright green hue.
This is a quick but oh so delicious soba dish, perfect for a warm night when you don't want to spend a lot of time heating up the kitchen.
This amazing salad couldn't be easier!
A more sophisticated, but still just as yummy, french fry.
Serve with crusty bread for sopping up the flavorful pan juices.
This super easy fruit leather is fun to make and eat!
Pair this with some sautéed vegetables for a delicious meal.
This is a customer favorite from the Willy Street Co-op's kitchen. Make a hearty sandwich with it, or eat it by the spoonful.
This delicious salad is a dead ringer for tuna salad, but has no tuna (or other animal products) in sight! Spread on hearty, toasted bread with crisp romaine leaves for a yummy sandwich, or place a dollop on a green salad. This is also a nice dip for crackers or vegetable spears. I hope you like it as much as I do!
So much more than the sum of their parts! The shredded coconut in these cookies makes them slightly reminiscent of macaroons, the oats make them hearty, and the chocolate bits deliver dark, intense richness. And they're made without eggs, butter or flour.
You can get creative with the vegetables here: use what's in the fridge or what looks good at the store.
This satisfying stew is really quick to prepare.
Use packaged pita chips for an easy Indian-inspired appetizer.
These wraps are fresh and filling.
This is an interesting variation on the (almost!) ubiquitous kale chip that has been popping up everywhere. Savoy cabbage, being the showiest of all cabbage with its crinkly leaves, makes a very elegant snack.
This soup will make you realize that sweet potatoes, apples, and potatoes are made for each other! The hint of lime juice and chili powder that garnish each serving is key.
Who doesn't love slow cooker recipes?
Adjust the level of spices in this dish with more or less cayenne. Serve with greens and cornbread.
Mushrooms' texture and flavor hold up well to the warm spices of Mexican-inspired dishes.
Muhammara is a delicious spread made from toasted walnuts are roasted red peppers. It's popular throughout Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. This recipe calls for lemon juice, but many versions call for pomegranate molasses instead. If you have some on hand, you may want to try it instead of lemon juice.
This is a fresh, flavorful salad to brighten up a winter day.
This is a unique take on salsa, incorporating vibrant blood oranges and creamy avocado.
If you have one, use a mandoline or V-slicer to slice the fennel as thinly as possible.
This excellent salad features juicy grapefruit, creamy avocado, and peppery arugula.
Perfect served as a hearty side dish, but also delicious over ricotta-filled ravioli.
Whoever said icy treats should only be savored in the peak of summer? Satsumas shine in mid-winter. Here's a special way to enjoy them.
Roasting sweet potatoes in coconut oil enhances their delicate caramelized flavor.
These little truffle-like gems are deceptively rich, but contain only wholesome, healthy ingredients.
When prepared this way, eggplant takes on an incredible smoky flavor. You can do this in the oven, as described in the recipe, on a grill, or even over the open flame of your stovetop. You just want the eggplant to turn sunken and blackened.
Slowly braised, zucchini turns rich, silky, and absolutely delicious. Just as nice at room temperature if you want a cool dinner.