Treating noodles like a slab of bread, topped with pesto and served with a garden fresh salad for a delicious lunch. Some pesto’s are thin; some are oily and others like a sauce. My pesto is thick, more like a spread, a dip and of course yummy on pasta. Today, I made a Vegan Pesto from organic garden fresh kale and wild fresh nettles that was plentiful in my garden. I also added some fresh organic basil, hemp seeds, walnuts, garlic scapes, virgin olive oil and ume vinegar. I love nuts and seeds, and have made pesto with almonds, sunflower seeds and even hazelnuts. Hemp seeds and walnuts pack a wallop of omega 3’s healthy fats. Hemp seeds are a complete protein, high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, a super food. The garden fresh salad with nasturtiums and some local goat feta creates a delicious gluten free, vegetarian rainbow lunch.Continue reading
MMM, Thinking that on the first night of Spice It Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices this weekend of showing how to make our own marinated sun-dried tomatoes with garlic scapes and fresh garden herbs.
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This week, I snapped off 80 curly garlic scapes., the mildly flavored flowering tops of the bulbs of garlic growing in my organic garden. This encourages the garlic bulbs to grow bigger. As I wait a few weeks to harvest the garlic bulbs, happily, I can eat and cook the tender, garlic scapes to make vegetarian and vegan pesto, hummus, vegetable stir fries, dressings, garlic infused oils, and Continue reading
“Have you ever thought of cooking as a spiritual experience? A zen state of mind? Leslie Cerier has, and when she talks about cooking or picking and smelling herbs from her vegetable garden, I was transported.
Leslie has a wonderful approach to cooking that I am so excited to share with you. She talks about focusing our minds and slowing down before diving in to a recipe, then using that focus to express yourself through your cooking and your presentation.” says Lisa King.
Cilantro Pesto is great on pasta and super inside vegetarian sushi. Today, I ventured beyond just adding hemp seeds and black sesame seeds to my exotic organic Jade Pearl Rice and salad greens. In fact, the whole combo was new: fresh lettuce, thai basil and mustard greens from my organic garden and cilantro pesto made yesterday with garlic scapes. I made a quick and easy variation of the recipe I created for Nutiva using garlic scapes instead of garlic cloves. Continue reading