Pesto Genovese – Classic Basil Pesto

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Yet another recipe born out of our veggie garden. This is the first year, that I planted basil in our garden. Every year, I’ve tried growing basil from seeds, and for some reason I never had success with it. This year, I got a small basil plant and put it next to our tomato plants … [Read more…]

Tofu Cacciatore

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Blogging Marathon #31: Week 1/ Day 2 Theme: Meatless Dishes Dish: Tofu Cacciatore For the first week of the ‘Blogging Marathon’ I have chosen the theme as ‘Meatless Dishes’. I really am enjoying this challenge of converting meat dishes into meatless versions. Do check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing … [Read more…]

Almond Crusted Tofu Parmesan(Low Carb/Gluten free)

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Whenever we have to go out for dinner as a family, we have some obvious choices: Olive Garden or PF Changs. And from that you can deduce that Italian is one of our favorite cuisines. It is actually DH’s preference, he says there is something magical about how Italian food is enhanced by the wine … [Read more…]

Greek Chicken Pasta

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I think an addiction to cookbooks is something all foodies share…Not just cookbooks, but any book that has recipes in it…I was at the doctor’s office and was reading a magazine there, saw the recipe for ‘Greek chicken pasta’ in it – that used some of my favorite ingredients: artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives … [Read more…]

Cappelletti with Sundried Tomato n Almond Pesto

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‘Cappelletti’ are small hat shaped pasta, that is very similar to its stuffed cousin toretlloni. I found it as an interesting shape and picked it up from Costco last week. Thinking of what sauce to toss it in, I remembered I had bookmarked a Sundried Tomato Pesto recipe by Giada. I absolutely love the tartness … [Read more…]

Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Calzone

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I first had a ‘calzone’ when we went on a trip to Long Islad, NY and had it in one of the little pizza shops in Montauk. I fell in love with this very portable wrapped pizza – into a sandwich style. It has always been on my list of things to recreate at home, … [Read more…]