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Crowd-Pleasing Summer Couscous Pesto Salad

Crowd-Pleasing Summer Couscous Pesto Salad

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

This crowd-pleasing couscous pasta salad will win you smiles from both the adults and kids. It’s quick, easy, and versatile and perfect for barbecues, picnics, or any outdoor gathering.

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An Elegant Starter: Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunchoke) Soup with Chestnut Pesto

An Elegant Starter: Jerusalem Artichoke (Sunchoke) Soup with Chestnut Pesto

| December 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

This silky, creamy vegetable soup gets a burst of flavor from extra lemony pesto. It’s special enough to kick off a holiday dinner, and easy enough to serve it for a cozy winter weeknight supper.

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Don’t Let the Price of Pine Nuts Keep You from Pesto

Don’t Let the Price of Pine Nuts Keep You from Pesto

| August 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Hungry bugs and warmer temperatures mean pine trees aren’t producing as many seeds as they once did, driving up the cost of Italian pine nuts to $120 per pound in some cases. Cookbook author Julia della Croce found a colorful — and delicious — alternative in pistachios.

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Scape Velocity: Green Garlic Takes Flight

Scape Velocity: Green Garlic Takes Flight

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Scapes are the gardener’s dividend. The taste of that green garlic is haunting — biting, fresh, vegetal and verdant. It is to mature garlic what a string quartet is to an orchestra; what a sonnet is to a novel.

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Nettles Bring Spring To The Kitchen

Nettles Bring Spring To The Kitchen

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Stinging nettles are an overlooked bit of nature’s bounty, their prickly leaves hiding a secret: They’re good-tasting and good for you. (Consider them a stand-in for spinach.) To find them, just pull on some gloves and head out into the wild — or to a farmers market.

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Sweet Potato & Kale Pesto Pizza

Sweet Potato & Kale Pesto Pizza

| January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

I never really considered sweet potatoes on pizza until I had a bunch laying around along with some homemade pesto. I tried it on a whim and it was fantastic; it’s earthy, hearty and kinda sweet. I think you are going to like it!

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Creamy Avocado Pesto Recipe

Creamy Avocado Pesto Recipe

| September 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

If you are anything like me, you can never eat too much avocado. Sliced, diced or mashed, I put the fruit in or on practically everything. That said, this was my first time putting it on pasta. I was a bit nervous at first. I didn’t want it to resemble guacamole on pasta. Luckily, it didn’t. It was creamy and full of flavor.

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Purple Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” with Pesto

Purple Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” with Pesto

| May 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

I’m a huge fan of any recipe that uses the entire fruit or vegetable. Especially when it’s this pretty! You know, regular cauliflower just doesn’t photograph as well. The purple pops! It’s also quite tasty and the perfect alternative if you love mashed potatoes but want to eat more vegetables.

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Kale Pesto Quinoa and 10 Irish Beers for St. Patrick’s Day

Kale Pesto Quinoa and 10 Irish Beers for St. Patrick’s Day

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

A healthy way to go green this St. Patty’s Day and 10 Irish Beers to try.

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How’s about a Nice Kale Sandwich?

How’s about a Nice Kale Sandwich?

Bored of the same old hummus sandwiches and PB&Js? Liven up a vegetarian lunchbox with this excellent kale, squash, chutney and cheese concoction.

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The Perennial Plate: Spring Pizza Party with Foraged Pesto

The Perennial Plate: Spring Pizza Party with Foraged Pesto

| April 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Daniel Klein forages for wild edibles in Minnesota and makes Ramp Pesto for a pizza party to celebrate Spring.

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It’s Green Garlic Season: Celebrate with Pesto!

It’s Green Garlic Season: Celebrate with Pesto!

| February 15, 2011 | 1 Comment

Early spring in the Bay Area means that green garlic is about to start popping up in farmers markets. Here are some tips on how to cook with this amazing vegetable.

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