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homemade pesto

There’s nothing like fresh, homemade pesto that is ready to eat.  You could include it in sandwiches, drizzle it on fish, dip veggies in it, and of course, mix it with pasta!  This is a great pesto recipe and you can add more of anything you like, depending on your taste buds.   I like to add a little bit more cheese.   It only takes a few minutes to blend everything and then I mixed it with a big bowl of linguine..  so fresh & delicious and I had leftovers to pack for lunch! 🙂 Recipe for pesto courtesy of: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/basil-pesto-recipe2.html Ingredients: 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves 2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup pine nuts 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese Directions: Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add 1/2 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper. If using immediately, …

simple pasta: capellini with tomatoes & basil

I was craving pasta and looked inside my fridge to see what I had and decided to throw it all in a pan.. and that is how I made this very simple and yummy pasta dish: capellini with tomatoes and basil. It was a great way to get rid of extra ingredients and even though there weren’t a lot of ingredients, it ended up being very flavorful. It’s one of those dishes that you can make based on what you like. You can revise and add anything more.. if you want it more garlicy, chop up some more garlic or if you like spiciness, add more red pepper flakes. You can also add other veggies you might have (ie: bell peppers, onions, spinach) but I like the simplicity of the dish. A Delish Thoughts recipe: Serves 2 (or 1 if you eat a lot like me) Ingredients: – capellini pasta – 1/3 cup olive oil – 2 cloves of garlic, minced – 1 cup, heirloom tomatoes, halved – 1/2 cup, basil leaves, chopped – 1/2 …