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roasted squash chili ginger garlic soup

It's dark out, you're feeling cold, perhaps a little under the weather, and rather fatigued. Cue the perfect pick-me-up: a nourishing bowl of warmth in the form of a restorative roasted squash soup. Thanks to the pep from garlic, chili and ginger, you'll be back on your feet and ready to tackle the day again in no time. roasted squash chili ginger garlic soup makes 4-6 servings, depending on the...
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beans on toast, two ways

Breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner - whatever the meal, these beans on toast are a winner. They're also a great reminder that canned food, jarred food, dried food and all other foods preserved from earlier seasons can and should be your friends (especially in winter). In this case: simply pairing beans with tomato sauce or with pesto and serving them on toasted bread is bound to bring you both...
cold mint and pea soup by allosimone
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cool pea soup

Back in Quebec, we're used to temperatures reaching the upper 30s in the summer (that's the 90s, for those of you who understand fahrenheit), so air conditioners are pretty common. Here in Norway? Not so much. 26 feels almost unbearable and all I can think of to cool down is to eat a refreshingly cold soup.   let's make a cool soup • Start with a good vegetable stock. You can keep...
A bright and green nectarine salad with tomatoes and almonds, by @allosimone
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bright & green nectarine salad

It's probably not a coincidence that the hottest days of the year coincide with the most produce-abundant times. And thank goodness for that. Because surely the last thing anyone wants to do on a scorching afternoon is get all hot and bothered in the kitchen -- that's where salads like this one come in.   how to make this nectarine salad Slice one or two nectarines into thin crescents and...