Zucchini Sandwich with Pistachio-Mint Pesto

I just made myself an early lunch inspired by a recipe on my friend Anja’s blog, A Suitcase Full of Mangoes. She grilled zucchini and made a terrific sounding tomato pistachio pesto with sundried tomatoes which I will be making in the near future. But, today, with the last of the zucchini from the CSA and leftover pistachio mint […]

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Asparagus with Pistachio-Mint Pesto over Penne

On a day after I teach and then practice yoga, I like to come home midday and make myself a big, elaborate pasta lunch. This is one of them: a delicious pesto tossed with fresh asparagus! This makes more pesto than I need for this dish so I will be using the leftover for tofu scramble tomorrow. makes […]

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Pesto Tofu Scramble (or What To Do With Leftover Pesto)

I don’t think this post needs too much explanation. I started making tofu scrambles with leftover pesto because there is always leftover pesto. Sometimes I freeze it in ice cube trays and, once frozen, pop them into a freezer bag making for an easy pesto pasta lunch. Or, I just scramble up the tofu and […]

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Creamy White Bean Soup with Basil Mint Pesto

I am up in Woodstock at my friend Joey’s house. While we were eating lunch, we planned dinner. Inspired by a new soup terrine, we decided to make this bean soup out of fresh ingredients and items in the pantry. Creamy from the cauliflower and potatoes and topped with pesto, this soup was a home […]

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A Valentine’s Day Menu: Warm Asparagus Salad with Toasted Almonds & Avocado Dressing, Spaghetti with Garlicky Almond Basil Pesto & Chocolate Chip Fig Banana Cake with Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

Last night VegNews Magazine posted an article called “8 Delicious Vegan Aphrodisiacs.” These 8 foods are: almonds, asparagus, avocados, banana, basil, chocolate, figs and garlic. Since we are going out to Candle Cafe West for an official Valentine’s Day dinner tomorrow night, I decided it would be fun to make a full on aphrodisiac menu […]

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