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pan-charred corn, orzo and arugula salad

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 28, 2024  |  6 Comments
When I start seeing fresh local corn at the farmers market, this pan-charred corn, orzo and arugula salad is the very first thing I make! It’s refreshing, satisfying, and has that sweet-savory craveability. The sweet is from the corn, which becomes sweeter from sautéing it until caramelized (browned). The savory is from everything else. The pepperiness from the greens and the citrus zing from the combination of lemon and lime juices make this extra mmm…emorable.
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summer vegetable coconut curry

by Jackie Newgent  |  July 22, 2015  |  13 Comments
July is one of the happiest months when it comes to the plentiful array of produce available. So this seasonally-inspired recipe takes advantage of what you’ll typically find at the farmers’ market right now, including zucchini, organic corn-on-the-cob, grape tomatoes, shallots, and baby spinach. If you like, make swaps for what’s “hyperlocal” in your area, such as heirloom cherry tomatoes, purple scallions, or dark leafy greens grown at a nearby farm (or your own backyard garden!) rather than grape tomatoes, shallots, or baby spinach, respectively. Ladle the saucy vegetable-centric curry over steamed whole grains of choice, like brown rice or quinoa or a blend, to round out the meal. Serve it as a vegan dinner that’ll please everyone–on Meatless Monday...
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chilled grilled corn soup

by Jackie Newgent  |  August 19, 2014  |  0 Comments
We’re smack dab in the middle of corn* season in much of the country, including where I live in New York. So I thought I’d take advantage of it. Even though I love a good bowl of corn chowder, I really don’t want a steamy serving of it when it’s still so summery hot outside. That’s where this chilled corn soup comes in. It’s rich in flavor from the “naked” grilling of the corn, a hint of “heat” from jalapeño, and a generous pinch of earthy cumin. It provides sweet, smoky, and refreshing goodness in every spoonful! Calories saved: 270 Why it’s better for you? The extra creaminess is from beans, not half-n-half or cream
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