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Since Mark Bittman’s “101 20-Minute Dishes for Inspired Picnics” ran in The New York Times a couple weeks ago, we’ve put a handful of those easy recipes to the test. In the process, we’ve discovered some new favorites–of note, the citrusy beet salad (#1), cold peanut noodles (#8), and tabbouleh (#41). For more local ideas, or simply to find out what Denver chefs pack for their picnics, check out our June story entitled “Basket Bites.”