Chickpea, cheese and pesto sandwich spread

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For a family that has always defined a sandwich as something that has meat between bread slices, one of the biggest challenges I faced when Sam turned vegetarian was coming up with meatless sandwich fillings. Since Sam loves chickpeas and cheese, I … [Read more...]

Italian-style vegetable stew

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Vegetables, pesto and tomato sauce. What can be simpler? But a vegetable stew, when properly cooked, is anything but simple. With just the right amount of aromatics, and slow and careful cooking, a vegetable stew is a carnival of colors and aromas and … [Read more...]

Whole wheat crust pizza with pesto

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While tomato sauce may be the most popular base for a pizza, it isn't absolutely essential. In fact, if some stories are to be believed, in ancient Greece, pizza (before it was called pizza) were made with oils, herbs and cheese.This pizza with no … [Read more...]

Pan-grilled chicken and vegetables with pesto

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So, now I can confidently post another recipe. The blog went offline for a few hours yesterday afternoon (an issue about incompatible plugins that made the server crash repeatedly), I was aware that people were seeing "forbidden" when they tried to access … [Read more...]

Grilled lamb and pesto rice

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Cooked a month ago, I postponed posting the recipe thinking I should wait for a special occasion to do so. It's Valentine's Day on Sunday, if you're thinking of cooking something really memorable for someone special, here's something to rock his or her … [Read more...]