Fresh Corn Salad

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We have the most wonderful neighbors on Shelter Island and this recipe came from one of them. Our neighbor Jessie is famous for her corn salad, which highlights the best of summer’s produce in a very simple but incredibly delicious recipe. This is a perfect recipe for fresh corn season, which is August if you […]

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Sautéed Edamame Salad

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I love summer vegetable salads like this one where very little cooking is involved, and it’s mostly chopping and assembly. I make lots of these in the summer. They’re SO good when tomatoes and corn are in season. The weather has started to get warm here in NYC and despite the fact that fresh corn […]

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Andean Potato and Cheese Soup (Locro de Papa)

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I have never cooked with queso fresco before. I saw some in Costco the other day, so I picked up a package. I bought 2 eight-ounce blocks, so you’ll probably see another cheese recipe or two before I use it up. Queso fresco (or “fresh cheese”), is mild, mellow and a bit salty and a […]

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Yotam Ottolenghi's Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce

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This is my favorite dish of the summer. I made it many times once corn season started. Yesterday I found some beautiful corn at the farmer’s market so last night I made the just sweet corn polenta as a side dish. My Aunt Sylvia loved it so much she had three servings! I’m sorry that […]

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Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad

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I love a good chopped salad that you can eat as a main course. I adore all of the fresh ingredients and  that the recipes tend to be very forgiving. You can toss in a little more of this or a little less than that without jeopardizing anything. You can even swap ingredients. For example, […]

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Garbanzo Bean and Zucchini Salad

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But for a little chopping, this is a very simple salad to make. It’s light and fresh and a perfect addition to a summer meal. The dressing is very light, but tasty. I made the mistake of serving this with a shrimp orzo dish that had a lot of feta in it, so this salad […]

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Grilled Corn and Orzo Salad with Basil

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I’ve mentioned this before – I LOVE quick and easy side dishes made with fresh ingredients. It’s corn season here in the Northeast. It’s so sweet right now that sometimes I add it to recipes raw. This time, I grilled the corn, without the husks, so it got slightly charred. It added some nice flavor […]

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Creamy Spinach Enchiladas with Red Cabbage Slaw

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This meal was surprisingly delicious.   There’s something about the creamy sauce on the vegetarian enchiladas paired with the savory cabbage slaw that makes this meal comforting and delightful.   I was skeptical when I made it because it doesn’t call for any spices or strong flavors like garlic, onion, cumin, etc.  I thought it might be […]

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Spicy Grilled Corn Salad with Black Beans and Feta

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This is one of those delicious summer salads that don’t photograph well.  Don’t be deceived – this tastes incredible.  This is one of my favorite salads this summer.   If you’re a chipotle/adobo fan and you have a barbecue, give this a shot.   It’s easy to throw together, and you can make it in advance.   The […]

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Creamed Corn with Shallots

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If you are a creamed corn fan, this is the recipe for you. It’s quick and easy to make and it’s hands-down the best creamed corn I have ever eaten.

When I moved into my first apartment after college, I hadn’t developed my love of cooking yet, so I ate a lot of prepared food. A […]

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