Posts tagged ‘pesto’

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 …

May 20th, 2013

Kale Pesto Braided Bread

by Chrissy

This past weekend, we had a green-themed party in honor of our friend’s long-awaited green card. Hey, any excuse for a party, right?

When we gather for celebrations, we don’t mess around when it comes to the food spread. We know how to potluck. We go gourmet, homemade, unique, delicious, and…bacon. Often times we find a reason for bacon to be present and accounted for.

Kale Pesto Braided Bread_LYK5

This braided loaf of pesto love, has easily become my favorite gourmet type of bread. … Read more...

October 10th, 2012

Sunflower Seed & Kale Pesto

by Lauren


I ate a lot this weekend. Way too much actually…in a good way.

For my Dad’s birthday dinner, my mom and I made Ina Garten’s God-sent Truffled Macaroni & Cheese. Despite the loan she had to take out to buy the truffle butter and exotic mushrooms, it was by far the best mac n’ cheese ever.

Let’s just say, it’s going to be rough getting used to plain ‘ol mac n’ cheese after that eye opening experience.

Now, I’m …

July 22nd, 2012

Pesto & Tomato Frittata

by Lauren


As much as I’d like to think Home Depot and I get along, I’ve decided we don’t.

I’m by no means a girly girl but something about all the manly men in this testosterone filled warehouse, the excessive power tools, the couples arguing over paint colors and the orange aprons really overwhelms me.

And why in the world are there so many different kinds of screws, nails and the like? An entire aisle dedicated to tiny metal instruments really complicates … 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...