Fall is here, and you know the drill: The leaves start to change colors, the weather gets a little colder, and our appetites change from grilled burgers and ice cream to foods that warm and comfort us. Feed that urge with seven fall recipes from your favorite food bloggers:
Jenny from the Nourished Kitchen focuses on sustainable agriculture and nutrient-dense whole foods, so her chicken turnovers are stuffed with leeks, carrots, celery, and kale, with a crust made from einkorn, an ancient grain that is richer in vitamins and minerals than modern wheat.
Deb from Smitten Kitchen cooks and bakes unfussy comfort food in her tiny NYC apartment, churning out some seriously solid recipes. Check out her smoky pancetta, white bean, and Swiss chard pot pies with a flaky crust, perfect for crisp autumn nights.
Veggie-loving Sara from Sprouted Kitchen focuses on seasonal eating and whole foods. Her grape salsa on goat cheese crostini highlights the here-today-gone-tomorrow Concord grapes beautifully, and the grapes's sweetness complements the tangy goat cheese.
Started during food blogging’s early years (2003), Heidi’s blog 101 Cookbooks focuses on natural, whole foods while utilizing the author's massive cookbook collection. Her broccoli crunch salad combines crisp fall apples and crunchy candied walnuts with a creamy almond dressing, the ingredients playing off of each other nicely. Add baked tofu for a complete meal!
Tim from Lottie + Doof is a Chicago-based food writer who likes to focus on recipes and sourcing good food in his favorite cities. His cranberry torte is the perfect way to celebrate cranberry season and—bonus—it stays fresh for up to four days.
Matt from Matt Bites is a food photographer who posts some gorgeous food porn on his site. His honeyed apple–peanut butter tart takes your favorite childhood snack and turns it into a dessert with flaky, buttery puff pastry.
Lindsay from My Baking Addiction makes the most of the fall pumpkin harvest and warms you up with her pumpkin pie cocktail. That’s right: pie that gets you tipsy. Get excited.
Photo Credits: Chicken & Vegetable Turnovers / Nourished Kitchen (first two photos), Pot Pies / Smitten Kitchen, Grape Salsa Crostini / Sprouted Kitchen, Broccoli Crunch / 101 Cookbooks, Cranberry Torte / Lottie + Doof, Honeyed Apple–Peanut Butter Tart / Matt Bites, Pumpkin Pie Cocktail / My Baking Addiction
Leena Trivedi-Grenier is a Bay Area food writer and cooking teacher with an undying love for pot stickers. She earned her master's in gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu. Her writing appears on her blog Leena Eats and in various food-based encyclopedias.