Posts tagged ‘pasta’

August 26th, 2013

Broccoli & Spinach Pesto {Vegan option}

by Chrissy


Broccoli Spinach Pesto_LYK2

This is kind of pesto. But there isn’t any basil in it. Or nuts. And not nearly enough olive oil, for a normal pesto.

But it’s just as tasty, loads healthier, and goes great on pasta and a variety of other things.

Broccoli Spinach Pesto_LYK1

You know the large stalk of broccoli that you would normally chuck in the trash after harvesting the florets? Yea, well, don’t do that anymore. You’ll be wasting a perfectly good ingredient!

Broccoli Spinach Pesto_LYK9

When the fibrous outer skin …

September 17th, 2012

San Diego Restaurant Week at Mister A’s

by Chrissy

Mister A’s is somewhat of a San Diego legend. Best view in town, or so they say, and now we can officially vouch for it. San Diego Restaurant Week is upon us and we can personally attest to the excellence of the $40 prix fixe menu that is currently being served at Bertrand at Mister A’s.

Our server was particularly impressed with how much food we were able to eat. He offered that we shouldn’t feel obligated to finish … Read more...

June 4th, 2012

Orange Zest Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

by Chrissy

I think it is probably the understatement of the year, but we’ve been busy. Between the big move to a slightly bigger Little Yellow Kitchen, and catering desserts for the first time, our LYK posting has taken the back seat.

First things first. Say hello to our little friend, LYK #2.

We were amazed that we can comfortably make two dishes at the same time. We were also shocked that we could fit more than 3 people in the kitchen … Read more...

May 29th, 2012

Lemon-Thyme Basil Pesto

by Chrissy

I’d like to think that we have a “no basil left behind” motto in our kitchen.

You see, one time last year, we went to TJ’s to grab a few key ingredients for a dinner that we were preparing later that night; there was none to be found. Organic and non-organic basil were both MIA. Obviously, they just had not been restocked, yet.

Obviously not. Let the panic begin. There is simply no suitable substitute for fresh basil. It’s … Read more...

October 13th, 2011

Greek-Style Shrimp Scampi

by Lauren

It’s not often I use cookbooks for my dinner inspiration. I’ve grown up in the internet generation and really can’t help Googling, well, just about everything.

There is one cookbook that I always find myself browsing through whenever I am at home though. My mom’s Cooking Light Cookbook has an amazing array of simple, healthy and gratifying recipes.

Mom and I almost always adapt the recipes though.

The initial ingredients always get the wheels turning but as you’ll see here, … Read more...