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Summer Fest: No-Cook Avocado, Shrimp and Mango Salad

I never seem to plan in advance when I’m shopping for ingredients, and this can be a real issue with avocados. They’re everywhere right now, but they’re not always ripe when you need them on demand. Per usual, I waited until the last minute again and was left with only rock-solid Hass avocados at the market. But next to the Hass variety were larger, lighter avocados from Florida that were just the ripeness I needed. They are a bit less creamy than a Hass avocado, but they taste just as delicious and have less fat. With two giant Florida avocados in hand, I decided to make a quick, no-cook dinner.

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Dinner Rush! Grilled Shrimp and Greek Bread Cheese

So there I am, minding my own business, scanning over the hundred-and-some-odd cheeses that populate my favorite local market’s cold case. The usual suspects are there in force: cheddar varieties for days, countless Camemberts, some funky monkey “pistachio-infused” wedge in coordinating green. And then I spot bread cheese.

What, what? Bread cheese? I mean, I’ve done bread + cheese, but ne’er without the two entering into our engagement as initially separate entities. Rick, the archetypal cheese man in his cute tweed derby cap, likens it to a grilling cheese. “The flavor is pretty mild,” he tells me, “like a halloumi but not as salty. People buy it up like crazy and eat it for breakfast and dessert. I guess you could use it as a savory snack, too. That would be good.” In the basket it goes.

Juustoleipa, as the Finnish call their native creation, translates to “cheese bread.” The idea is that this cheese is made and then baked, giving it a beautiful signature golden-brown surface appearance. To serve it, the Finnish recommend warming it in a microwave or an oven to soften the center. They’re wicked fancy and traditionally make theirs with reindeer milk, but we mostly get cow’s milk varieties in the U.S. Echoing Rick’s comment, it’s usually served as a breakfast or dessert item smothered in preserves or honey and nuts, but I’ve got other plans.

Combining some Greek salad-inspired flavors of tomato, olive, cucumber and oregano, this surprisingly filling meal offers a fun bit of something different from the typical pasta/rice/polenta portion of dinner. It’s got a great chewy (some say “squeaky”) texture that’s just as satisfying as any traditional carbohydrate. Give it a whirl, and leave me a comment below or on Facebook and let me know what you did with it!

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Cooking Channel Fans Call Out Favorite All-Star Recipes

Laura Calder's Shrimp and Zucchini Skewers

Laura Calder's Shrimp and Zucchini Skewers

Since Cooking Channel launched recipe ratings and reviews just over a month ago, fans have been pretty vocal about which recipes are their faves.

From Gabriele and Debi’s Pesto Lasagne to Bal’s sweet and nutty Vesan treat, Food People are chiming in about what they’re cooking and how they’ve made Cooking Channel recipes their own.

Here are a few recipes that caught our eye!

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Camarones al Chipotle, or Shrimp in Chipotle Sauce

Shrimp in Chopotle Sauce

A couple of weeks ago, I arrived in Mexico City to visit family and was immediately put to work helping my aunt make camarones al chipotle for lunch. I practically exited the cab and went straight to the kitchen, my rolling suitcase still trailing behind me, to melt butter and sauté the onions and garlic. I could have excused myself but I was at least partly there to discover new recipes so there was no reason to wait. In an hour or so we were out on the terrace over-looking the northwestern hills of the city having zucchini blossom soup with fresh cheese and avocado, tinga de pollo, black beans, warm corn tortillas and plump shrimp drenched in a creamy chipotle sauce to finish – hot from the chiles but soothing at the same time.

Crowded airports, jet lag and altitude changes forgotten, I felt restored not just by the food but by my time at the stove. Back in New York, I recreated the recipe on my own, happy to be home but missing the easygoing chaos of a crowded kitchen.

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TV Dinner: Vietnamese Shrimp and Glass Noodle Salad

Vietnamese Shrimp and Glass Noodle Salad

Vietnamese Shrimp and Glass Noodle Salad

Need a dinner idea for tonight?  At 4pm ET, Nigella Lawson is whipping up a simple, sexy salad that should cement her title as Kitchen Goddess…

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Sifted: Mulberries, Wine Kegs, Quick Smoking Shrimp

Pakistan Mulberries -- David Karp, LA Times

Pakistan Mulberries -- David Karp, LA Times

Linkage we’re liking:

Any good tips for Pakistan Mulberries or smoking foods on the grill?

Blend: Your Secret Weapons + Ours

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Food People have secrets they can’t help but share. We’ll show (and tell) you ours, if you show us yours…

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