Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

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Pasta is a lifesaver on busy weeknights, and when I want to make it just a little more special without any extra effort, I mix up a pesto sauce. I like playing around with pesto, a lot. I make it with all kinds of herbs and leafies, including spinach, cilantro, and mint, and sometimes even with … [Read more...]

Pasta with Edamame Pesto

Edamame Pesto

Two foods I long ago fell in love with - irrevocably- are pesto and hummus. I play around a lot with each, and usually just a slight tweak of ingredients throws up new and delightful flavors. And then there is edamame. The crunchy soybean is so delicious, so versatile and so pretty, I am always … [Read more...]

Mushroom Barley Risotto

Mushroom Barley Risotto

Risotto is a labor of love. Cooking rice, in my kitchen, usually means bunging it into a pressure cooker or a saucepan with liquid and letting it steam away all by itself for a few minutes until it emerges all cooked and ready to eat.But a risotto, while not really difficult, can take an hour to … [Read more...]