Roasted Tomato and Almond Pesto (Pesto Trapanese)

While I was listening to a cooking podcast, a chef was asked how to use canned tomatoes and almonds that were sitting in the caller’s pantry. His answer, make Pesto Trapanese. I was unfamiliar with this Sicilian pesto made from tomatoes and almonds so I did a quick google search and found many different ways…

It’s Pesto Time!

If I had to pick a scent that screams summer, it would be the aroma of fresh basil. I use this fragrant summer herb, straight from the garden, as an unexpected pop of flavor in sandwiches and salads, sprinkled on pizza and eggs and of course as the star ingredient in fresh tomato sauce. Needless…

20 Minutes to Get Dinner on the Table Veggie Pasta Bowl

It’s been a long day at work and even though you have food in the refrigerator, you don’t feel like cooking.  Plus, you have to run to a baseball game after dinner so there’s not much time to put dinner on the table. Do you pick something up on your way home or order out?…

Light and Creamy Pesto Chicken Salad

Whenever you have leftover chicken, make chicken salad.  I had some leftover chicken after making chicken souvlaki (see Chicken Souvlaki post) so I combined it with mayo, plain yogurt, a tablespoon of jarred pesto and a sprinkle of scallions. You can make chicken salad in a multitude of ways, mixing and matching most vegetables and…

Pesto Egg and Veggie Pockets

Using some end of the week vegetables; an onion, a yellow pepper and some mushrooms, leftover whole wheat pita pockets from the chicken souvlaki recipe and eggs, I put together an easy, portable breakfast pocket. First, saute the veggies in a little olive oil. In a separate pan, scramble the eggs (low heat and slow…

A Change in Dinner Plans

Another example of why prepping on the weekend helps you to eat better throughout the week.  A last minute schedule change has me eating in instead of out so I opened the refrigerator to see what I could find. Since I still had leftover salad bar fix-ins (see There’s a Salad Bar in the Fridge post)…