A recipe... FINALLY

So many of you have been asking me to start posting recipes again... although I'm not cooking right now I have a few I can share.

I have to give all credit for this wonderful meal to my friend Shelly... she made it for our family and it's a HUGE hit! Defiantly going to be in our rotation once I'm cooking again.

Gazpacho Salad:Chop: three large organic tomatoes, 1 organic cucumber, 1 organic green bell pepper, 1/2 med. onion, 1 handful cilantro. Place in bowl and add 3 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and the juice of 1 lime. Toss to combine. This is not too great leftover because of the tomatoes, so serve the same day.

Classic Basil Pesto:In food processor combine: 3 oz. toasted pine nuts, 2 cloves raw garlic, 1/4 lb. Parmesan cheese broken in chunks, 1 bunch fresh basil (40 or 50 leaves). Pulse to chop, when the consistency of coarse bread crumbs, stream in 1/2 C extra virgin olive oil Serve at room temperature over warm Rice pasta or whole wheat pasta.
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  1. Yum...I am going to try this one tonight! Thanks for the inspiration. Take care. :)

  2. Yummy! We recently started making our own pesto (from How to Eat Supper) and it's basically the same--DELICIOUS! Even fold into risotto...mmmmm. =) We're going to have to try is on pasta soon.

    Loving the blog, as always. For a couch-bound double-momma, you still keep things pretty darn interseting. ;)

  3. The Gazpacho salad sounds yummy! I have several food allergies and this sounds so good and I can eat it! YAY! Hang in there!!

  4. Mmmm....looks so yummy! I love your blog. I have five boys...no girls and found yours very easy to relate too!!!Drop by sometime.

  5. I could live on pesto... sigh.

    Again... that Shelly! She's a keeper :)

    Thanks for the yummy recipes!


  6. Mmmm... that looks really good. Especially the basil pesto. I've been wondering how to make it. I got a recipe idea from my favorite italian restaurant that is warm brown rice penne tossed with grilled shrimp, artichoke hearts, sauteed spinach and basil pesto. Can't wait to try it!

  7. Yum, I am definitely making this tonight!!!

  8. sounds yummy! especially the gazpacho salad...that is right up my alley in the warm months.

  9. These recipes look so good!! I'll definitely have to add them to my menu for next week! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. I make the basil pesto whole wheat pasta, too, and it is one of our family favs. I also butterfly chicken breasts and put a spoonful of pesto inside, reseal, then grill the chicken and it is oh so yummy! :-)

    Hope you're feeling great today!

  11. yum... i may be trying this soon. thanks for sharing!


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