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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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Creamy Pimento Soup with Grilled Pimento Cheese Croutons from Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook

No, it’s not tomato soup. It’s pimento soup. Creamy pimento soup. In her book Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook author Perre Coleman Magness serves up a tribute to the sparkling pimento pepper. Often the pimentos appear in recipes for pimento cheese — as they do in this one for the croutons — but there also recipes where the pimento…

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Smoky Black Bean Bisque from My Perfect Pantry by Geoffrey Zakarian

In My Perfect Pantry, Geoffrey Zakarian uses simple pantry elements to forge wonderful, full flavored dishes. He has a list of 50 pantry ingredients that he employs in appetizers, side dishes, main courses and desserts. Here the simple ingredient is black beans. Beans can have a bit of punch on their own, not heat but…

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Cucumber Gazpacho

Light, quick, refreshing. No, not just refreshing, penetrating. Here is gazpacho without a hint of red. It’s all green: cucumber, jalapeno, avocado. And it’s delicious. From start to eating, it’s 30 minutes for this because you do need some time for this soup to chill. While it is chilling, you can turn to the garnishes…

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