Ingredients fresh basil olive oil lemon garlic salt Directions Harvest your basil. I cleared out my mother’s crop that was starting to flower today. It yielded a sink full – this is probably 6 fully grown plants, trimmed above the base so they will keep producing. Pick the leaves off, discarding the stems, and washContinue reading “Pesto”

Pesto Pasta Salad

Ingredients 2 boxes rotini pasta (I used Barilla Gluten Free Rotini – it’s the only GF pasta I’ve found that serves well cold.) 1 orange bell pepper 2-3 stalks of kale 1 bunch of green onions 2 cups green peas 5-6 large radishes 1-2 cup bacon bits 2 cups fresh basil 1 lemon 1 1/2Continue reading “Pesto Pasta Salad”

Vegetable Bean Salad

Ingredients 1 can cannellini beans 1 can sweet yellow corn 1 can roasted tomatoes 1 can chickpeas 1 can white hominy 1 1/2 cup chopped cucumber 1 orange bell pepper 1 purple onion 6 green onions 1 cup olive oil 1 lemon 1 tsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. black pepper Directions Drain and rinse beansContinue reading “Vegetable Bean Salad”

Steamed Artichoke

Ingredients 1 large artichoke (This recipe is easily doubled, tripled, etc. depending on how many people you’re feeding. The ingredients below are for one large artichoke.) 1 lemon 1 Tbsp. grated parmesan 2 cloves garlic 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 /2 Tbsp. dried parsley 1/2 tsp. black pepper 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise water Directions Give theContinue reading “Steamed Artichoke”

Chicken Sausage Fettucine

Ingredients 1 box fettucine noodles 1 package chicken sausage (I used Trader Joe’s Garlic Herb Chicken Sausage) 1 can great white northern beans 1 can artichoke hearts 1 bag arugula 1 Tbsp. lemon pepper seasoning drizzle of vegetable oil salt for pasta water Directions Slice the sausage into bite sized pieces. In a large pot,Continue reading “Chicken Sausage Fettucine”

Watermelon Salad

Ingredients 1 medium watermelon 1 English cucumber 12-15 fresh mint leaves 1 cup feta Directions Choose a ripe watermelon. I always go for wide stripes, a big yellow spot on the bottom, and a good hollow sound when knocked on. Everyone has their own method though. Slice the watermelon into bite sized pieces and placeContinue reading “Watermelon Salad”

Whipped Cottage Cheese

Ingredients 1 cup cottage cheese 2 Tbsp. mascarpone cheese 2 Tbsp. olive oil, plus some for drizzling drizzle of hot honey (spicey, not heated) 3-4 springs of fresh thyme 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 1/3 tsp. salt cracker or bread of choice cured ham of choice (prosciutto would be perfect!) Directions In a blender orContinue reading “Whipped Cottage Cheese”


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