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    Peach salad makes for a satisfying summer supper | Food & Cooking

    A good peach salad can be easy to make yet produce complex flavors, says food columnist Robin Mather. Getty Images Robin Mather Special to the Arizona Daily Star I couldn’t resist those pretty peaches at the farmers market last week. Big and rosy-cheeked, the peaches were a freestone variety. I bought a dozen with no clear idea on how I’d use them. I could make a pie or a cobbler, of course. Many years of living in the Deep South makes peach cobbler top-of-mind for me, but I wasn’t really in the mood for such a sweet, sticky dish. Furthermore,  

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    3 easy meal prep recipes for healthy summer cooking

    Not to brag, but I was really good at meal prepping when my kids were little. Every week, I had a plan for what we were going to eat. I made a list and bought all the groceries I needed, I remembered to defrost the chicken breasts the day before I was going to cook them, and I would rip up and wash a whole head of lettuce so it would be easy to make salads all week. Somewhere along the way, I let this good habit slide. Now most days, I don’t have a plan. I forage in the  

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    All the Summer Recipes Our Food Staff Cooked in June

    Isn’t summer grocery shopping just pure ecstasy? The possibilities are endless: succulent stone fruit and berries as far as the eye can see, all the fresh seafood you could ever want, and vegetables — summer squash, okra, corn — that taste as if they were plucked from the sun-warmed dirt just hours earlier. Last month, the Food staff made the most of summer’s bounty while keeping the recipes short, sweet and, most importantly, low on heat (with a few exceptions). Here are the best recipes we cooked in June. At the first opportunity to gather a crowd, I made Gabrielle  

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    21 Easy Summer Dinners You’ll Cook (or Throw Together) on Repeat

    When temperatures soar above 80 degrees, it’s OK to use the word “cook” loosely. This time of year, dinners are often made on the fly anyway, tossed together after a day at a park or by a pool. The New York Times Cooking recipes below stick to those unwritten rules of summer cooking: They must be bright and quick, with absolutely no oven required. This Seville-style gazpacho from Julia Moskin makes the perfect lunch or dinner on days when turning on the stove sounds sacrilegious. This chilled, creamy (but creamless!) soup takes a cool 20 minutes to blend, season and  

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    Midwestern strawberry season kicks off summer for eager cooks | Food and Cooking

    Allison Teas of Hallsberry Farm displays strawberries picked at the Lick Creek farm. Teas said the berries are plentiful and flavorful this year. NAT WILLIAMS, ILLINOIS FARMER TODAY LICK CREEK — Some consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of summer. Berry lovers, however, look to the strawberry harvest instead. The bright red delights are either available or will soon be ready in many patches throughout the Midwest. Growers here boast that fruit grown in home gardens or in small commercial patches are superior in many ways to that trucked in from California. “These are really good this year,”  

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    Greek salad, shredded chicken tacos and other easy oven-free recipes for summer | Food and Cooking

    Get thin-skinned cucumbers (like Persian cucumbers), and you won’t have to peel them. If you have thick-skinned cucumbers, remove some of the bitter skin by running your vegetable peeler down the side. BestReviews Recipes without an oven Even if you adore cooking, the highest temperatures of the day hit in the late afternoon just when you start thinking, “What’s for dinner?” In summer, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven and heat up your house, especially if you don’t have air conditioning. Or you may want to take advantage of the longer days to swim  

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    Biden administration to launch largest summer food program in U.S. history

    The Biden administration on Monday will announce the launch of a summer food program to feed more than 30 million low-income children, the Agriculture Department told NBC News. It is the latest push by the White House to address widespread hunger and food insecurity in the U.S., one the agency said it believes is the largest summer food program in the country’s history. “Congress, through the American Rescue Plan, expanded this program to operate during the summer, which I think was just highly responsive to what we need right now,” said Stacy Dean, the deputy under secretary of agriculture for  

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    There’s an easy way to find food trucks in Portland this summer

    PORTLAND, Maine — As Portland diners have sought safer ways to gobble up local cuisine than sitting inside restaurants, they’ve increasingly turned to food trucks and other mobile kitchens. Now there’s an easier way to find them. Justin Velgos, a Portland-based app designer, has tracked food trucks at 30 different locations in his mobile app Food Truckalico, which he launched last month to help Mainers navigate the growing scene. “Because of COVID, my wife and I went to way more food trucks last summer,” Velgos said. “It just feels way more safe to go to the Eastern Prom or wherever,  

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    From Summer Vegetable Sauté to Coconut Curry Ramen with Crispy Tofu: Our Top Eight Vegan Recipes of the Day!

    Ready, set, recipes! Here are our just published, fresh-out-the-mill recipes in one convenient place! These are the top vegan recipes of the day, and are now a part of the thousands of recipes on our Food Monster App! Our newest recipes include veggie saute, curry ramen, and BLATs, so if you’re looking for something new and delicious, these recipes are it! We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our  

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    Recipes: Three fresh plum desserts for summer

    Austrian Plum Cake (Zwetschgenkuchen) makes 8 servings Both red and black plums work beautifully in this cake. Choose ripe, medium plums that still have a little firmness; soft, ultra-juicy fruit will make the center of the cake wet and soggy. Italian prune plums are great, too; use the same weight, but since they are small, cut them into halves instead of quarters. Ripe but firm pluots, a plum-apricot hybrid, are another excellent alternative. The flavor and texture of this cake are best the day of baking, but leftovers can be stored overnight in an airtight container at room temperature. Take  

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