Winter Vegetable Soup with Pumpkin Sage Pesto

Any soup is super warming on a very cold winter day. This one is particularly good because it took no time at all. I used half of a big butternut squash plus everything else that was in the refrigerator. We topped the soup with a dollop of leftover pumpkin sage pesto from the other day because butternut […]

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Saffron Polenta over Cauliflower Mash Topped with Pumpkin Sage Pesto & Sautéed Shallots

If you read this bog you know I am a huge fan of Isa Moskowitz. I recently got to see her do a live show down at the City Winery. Funny, entertaining and great food! I follow Isa’s restaurant, Modern Love on FB, and they recently posted a picture of this new dish: Saffron Polenta With […]

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Pesto Roundup

Pesto can be any combination of herbs and nuts. I am sure that is heresy to some people, but I like to be creative. Spread pesto on toast, mix it into a tofu scramble, toss it with pasta or spread it on pizza. Freeze whatever you have leftover for pesto all year round! 1. Basic Pesto. Nothing […]

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What to Make with Summer Basil (Pesto & Roasted Tomato Basil Sauce)

This is my little baby crop of basil that I grew in a Greenbo planter on my railing. Today I turned it into two of my favorite sauces: pesto and roasted tomato sauce. Here are the recipes. Pesto 1 cup fresh basil 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons pine nuts 1 garlic clove Pinch of salt […]

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