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All About Heirloom Tomatoes: A Delicious Legacy & Recipes

Heirloom tomatoes are spilling out of baskets at farmer’s markets and grocery stores around the country. Once considered poisonous by Europeans, tomatoes are now a year-round staple of international cuisines. If you’ve got a pot and a…
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Potato-Leek Soup: Classic (and Lighter) Vichyssoise

This cold creamy potato-leek soup brings back so many memories of hot summers in New York City.  Somehow, it was a classic favorite to have every summer to beat the hot, humid days in the city. For those like me avoiding dairy, here is…
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Chilled Mango & Avocado Soup with Chipotle & Coconut

CHILLED MANGO & AVOCADO SOUP Serves: 6 Ingredients: 4-6 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted and chopped, or 4 cups frozen mango, thawed 4 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted 1 cup pineapple 2 TBSP fresh lime juice 1 cup milk or (½ cup milk…
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Red Raspberry & Rhubarb Soup

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This dessert soup is absolutely one of my favorite soups. I have had it as a starter too. RED RASPBERRY & RHUBARB SOUP Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 pint raspberries, rinsed (you can also add some strawberries if you like) 1 lb…
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Peruvian Egg Drop Soup (Sopa Fuchifu)

A mainstay at Chinese-American restaurants, this delightful chicken soup is quick to make and delicious any time. This Peruvian version is chock-full of ingredients like nappa cabbage, potatoes, vermicelli noodles, and tender chunks of chicken.…
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Avocado, Orange & Hearts of Palm Salad

This simple salad is loaded with flavor and color. The presentation of the orange in the avocado “bowls” makes this a perfect accompaniment or first course to any celebration. Read Related: Fast & Fabulous! Beautiful Beet Salad AVOCADO,…
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Mar Jennings' Black Bean Salad

TV host and lifestyle expert Mar Jennings sure knows his way around Latino-flavored food. Here is his summer salad that combines a staple of Latino cuisine—black beans—with cilantro, lime juice, and an array of other warm weather favorites.…
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Portuguese White Gazpacho with Crab

Crab is a favorite shellfish of the Portuguese, and one of the most famous dishes is santola no carro–a creamy crab salad served in its shell. This gazpacho recipe, from my friend and chef Fausto Airoldi, takes all those flavors and plunks…
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Nopales Salad with Jalapeños & Cotija Cheese

Some of my friends smile at me indulgently with the kind of a look that they usually reserve for little children or people who are loco en la cabeza whenever I mention nopales. Why eat anything as prickly and as slimy and just plain dangerous,…