Posts tagged "Basil"

Meatless Monday: Vegan Pesto

Meatless Monday: Vegan Pesto
My sister-in-law taught me to make pesto a few summers back as a way to use up my overgrowing basil.  When using the freshest parmesan cheese, the pesto was by far, my favorite summer dish. This summer I was worried how I would use my basil and make my favorite dish dairy free.  I had... Read more »

Vegetables and herbs you can grow in your yard or your porch

I use Jalapeños a lot when cooking.  If you take out the seeds they are a lot less spicy. <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/ups-and-downs-of-a-yoga-mom/2013/04/crazy-good-fish-tacos-from-gwyneth-paltrows-new-cookbook/"">Try these fish tacos</a>
I live in the city of Chicago and do not have a ton of space to garden.  Each year I experiment with different vegetables and herbs to discover what grows with the little sun my urban yard receives.  This year I stayed away from tomatoes as they require a lot of sun that I do... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Thai Cantaloupe Salad

Meatless Monday: Thai Cantaloupe Salad
After last week’s juicy Watermelon Tomato Feta Salad, I’ve been fascinated by the savory and sweet combination of fruits and vegetables. I had some leftover cantaloupe that needed to be eaten.  By the time I cut it up, it tasted like sugar and sticky orange juice flooded my countertop. As a side note: ripe cantaloupe is a falsely underrated... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Baked Eggplant Parmesan

My second cousin’s wife mentioned Eggplant Parmesan on my Facebook page as her Meatless Monday meal.  When I asked her to share her recipe, she wrote she was laughing as she doesn’t cook.  The dinner was store bought at Trader Joes.  I adore Trader Joes and purchase some of my best meals (and snacks) from them, but I was... Read more »
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