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Cheese Stuffed Pupusas with Avocado Crema

Here is Southwestern comfort food par excellance. A masa dough is stuffed with cheese and then served with salsa, or better, avocado creama. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, appetizer or just a snack du jour. Here are both recipes for your pleasure. The crema is universal. Use it in place of salsa, with chicken, in tacos or…

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Grilled Vegetable and Arugula Salad with Crostini

  It’s strictly your choice. This salad can be just that: salad. Or, it can be the entire meal. There is asparagus and zucchini here, which provide bulk and substance as well as flavor. Tomatoes provide their usual accents while avocadoes donate their rich, cream texture, here in a grilled format. There is so much…

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A Tray of Tartines

    Le Pain Quotidien is a chain of lovely restaurants, European inspired and bread-centric. The new cookbook, thrillingly titled Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook, has favorites from the restaurant but also an abundance of the emblematic tartines that are the Le Pain specialty. In short, a tartine is a good piece of sourdough bread topped…

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Crab and Avocado with Creamy Salsa

  Certain marriages are just perfect. Like mine [no, I am not saying that under great duress]. And equally crab and avocado. There are an infinite number of ways to match up crab and avocado. They do seem an unlikely pair, but in your mouth, well, there is nothing more satisfying. Here’s my latest way…

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