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Friday, August 27, 2010

Recipe Spin Off Pesto Pasta

Something to do with the leftovers assuming their are any?

Roast a spaghetti squash whole that you've washed a pricked with a knife @ 375 for 1 hour. Allow to cool and scoop out the flesh.

Place the squash in the bottom of the bowl pour over some marinara sauce I like Barilla roasted garlic. Top with leftover pesto pasta and sprinkle with cheese. Reheat and enjoy!

Organic Pasta Sauce Set, Dave's Gourmet. Red Heirloom Tomato, Roasted Garlic & Basil, Wild Mushroom, and Organic Spicy Marinara. 26-Ounces Each Jar (Set of Four)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pasta with Pesto and Homemade Breadsticks

Basil is coming to an end so it's a great time to make up a batch of pesto if you don't have any feel free to purchase the pesto at the store.San Remo Pesto with Olive Oil, 3-Ounce Jar (Pack of 6)

2 Cups Basil
1/4 C walnuts or pine nuts
1/4 C hard cheese (asiago or parm)
1/4 C olive oil
Pepper & Salt to taste
1/2 box whole wheat pasta
1/4 C pasta water

For the pesto process in a food processor basil, nuts, cheese, salt and pepper until it forms a paste. While running drizzle in oil til a smooth paste forms.

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Place 1/4- 1/2C of pesto in the bottom of a bowl add 1/4 C reserved pasta water toss with noodles. Garnish with cheese and serve.

NOTE: Pesto freezes well so you can freeze the leftovers or make a larger serving of pasta

Homemade Breadsticks

The breadsticks are from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a day I can't rave enough about the book see the post here:
Artisian Bread In Five
I modified the recipe slightly by sprinkling dried herbs in a few tablespoons of olive oil to brush the tops of breadsticks with prior to baking.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


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