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Thumb_8796_Parsnip And Orange Puree

Thumb_8796_Parsnip And Orange Puree

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_13976_White Peach Puree

Thumb_13976_White Peach Puree

The key to a perfect Bellini is this white peach purée. One may find frozen white peach purée in specialty markets. But when white peaches are abundant during the summer, make the purée using fresh fruit. Read more about this recipe at Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great drinks, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.

Thumb_13979_Bellini

Thumb_13979_Bellini

A rich blend of white peach purée and Prosecco, this elegant queen of cocktails was created in Venice and traditionally served only during the summer months when white peaches were available. Read more about this recipe at Rob Chirico's Hair of the Dog. For more of Rob's great cocktails, buy his Field Guide to Cocktails.

Thumb_10098_Sliced Mozzarella With Black Olive Tapenade

Thumb_10098_Sliced Mozzarella With Black Olive Tapenade

This intensely flavored tapenade contributes umami taste, saltiness and complexity alongside slices of fresh, lactic mozzarella. Use the leftover tapenade to top toast or pan-roasted fish or meats, or as a dip for raw or blanched vegetables.

Thumb_9259_Pureed Potatoes, Parsnips And Celeriac

Thumb_9259_Pureed Potatoes, Parsnips And Celeriac

A nice alternative to straight-up mashed potatoes, this puree has the same heartiness but a spicier flavor from the parsnips and celeriac.

Thumb_17492_Indian Red Lentil Soup

Thumb_17492_Indian Red Lentil Soup

Dal Shorba is a spicy Indian soup that draws its flavor from a combination of spices, herbs and vegetables. The result is creamy and rich. Madras curry powder plays a key role and therefore must be fresh. Read more about this recipe at the Washington Post.

Thumb_19060_Creamy Carrot Soup With Caramelized Carrots

Thumb_19060_Creamy Carrot Soup With Caramelized Carrots

This soup has a lovely smooth texture, thanks to the addition of a potato. In fact, you would swear it has cream, but it contains not a drop.

Thumb_20227_Cauliflower And Turnip Mash

Thumb_20227_Cauliflower And Turnip Mash

Replacing mashed potatoes with this combination of cauliflower and turnips is a great way to lighten a favorite side dish. Greek yogurt adds creaminess, thyme adds an herbal note and goat's cheese adds a lively tang.

Thumb_18226_Bryanna's Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie

Thumb_18226_Bryanna's Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie

No one will suspect that this rich pie isn't full of dairy. It was created by cookbook author Bryanna Clark Grogan. Read more about this recipe in Julie Hasson's The Complete Book of Pies.

Thumb_16513_Pan-Smoked Tomato Bisque With Saffron Aioli

Thumb_16513_Pan-Smoked Tomato Bisque With Saffron Aioli

With the saffron aioli and tapenade on a thin slice of baguette, the presentation is good enough to serve to guests as a main course. Read more about this recipe at The Washington Post.