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Food & Drink

Ro Howe’s Recipes: Chilled Pear Soup with Raspberries

By Ro Howe
By Ro Howe

Though we can find pears all year, they are at their best and a glorious blessing of midsummer. When you bite, their solid structure defies viscosity. Their soft, slightly gritty cell structure holds intensely flavored juice with a distinct floral-pear aroma. Bite into a ripe pear and you will be forgiven the drool of nectar smearing your lips.

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General Medical

Summer Recipes: Tropical Smoothies

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson
By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

Fleshy, summer tropical and semi-tropical fruits are perfect for smoothies, whether for breakfast, as a snack, or as a light meal. As with fruit salads, you can pick from a large variety of fruits, liquids, and veggies.

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General Medical

Summer Recipes: Crunchy Quinoa Tabouli

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson
By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

Tabouli is traditionally made with bulghur, which is a form of wheat that has been toasted. However, almost any grain can be made tabouli-like. Quinoa lends itself nicely to the task because it is actually a seed that roasts well.

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General Medical

Summer Recipes: Chilled & Dilled Cucumber Soup

By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson
By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

The cucumber is low in calories with no saturated fats or cholesterol; a good source of potassium and low in sodium; contains the anti-oxidants carotene, vitamin C, vitamin A; has a surprisingly high amount of vitamin K (playing a potential role in bone strength).

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Fashion & Beauty

Ro’s Recipes: The Magic of Unlikely Companions, Part III

By Ro Howe
By Ro Howe

Our favorite chef, Ro Howe—owner of Barraud Caterers in New York City and a veteran contributor to Women’s Voices for Change—offers the third in her series of recipes that make odd (but happy) marriages. Part I was a pleasing blend of tomatoes and watermelon. Part 2 was a bold combination—grapefruit juice with avocado sorbet. And now . . . a pairing of the bright crispness of apple with the peppery back taste of celery!

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