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Avocado Soup with Lime Cream and Seared Chipotle Shrimp

Today’s cookbook review, on a separate post, is for Mr. & Mrs. Sunday’s Suppers by Lorraine Wallace. It’s a book filled with dinner ideas for any day of the week, although personally I think these are Saturday and Sunday night meals. The recipes have a little complexity in many cases and very often a surprise.…

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Horseradish and Avocado Quenelles from Bitter by Jennifer McLagan

In her latest book Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor, Jennifer McLagan entices us to put away our instinctive fear of the flavor bitter. Yes, instinctive. Many of the plants and berries that our earlier hunter-gatherer ancestors were foraging were things that would make us sick. Or dead. Through evolution, we just…

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Brian’s Salsa Verde with Canned Tomatillos and Perhaps Some Avocado

The days are longer and warmer. If it is not quite summer yet, we can pretend. The fresh, bright flavor of tomatillo salsa is always a pleasure.  Whether with chips or atop chicken or fish, this condiment can rule the table. It’s best made fresh and enjoyed within the hour. If you do have leftovers,…

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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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