Winner, winner… chicken for dinner!

Winner, winner… chicken for dinner! Story and photos by Angie Sutton, mothersapronstrings.com Chicken is a sort of universal meat that is loved by people of all ages. Make it a spicy drumstick and it’s a perfect fit for a tailgate. Shape it into a nugget and you’ve got happy kiddos. Stuff it, tenderize it, baste it, braise it, roast it, grill it or pile it into a slow cooker to create a delicious family meal!...more

Baked Rice with Pesto Sauce (& Spinach & Cheese & Basil & Herbs & Hot Dogs)

I finally know why baked dishes have such extensive names in recipe books. It is simply impossible to decide which ingredient is king.Here, it is an intent on my part to create a Christmas-like dish, by using as many greens as I can, so that cheese aficionados like me can savour every bite without guilt....more

Time for a little food therapy

I expect that there will be frost on the greens patch in the morning.  It is definitely chilly out right now....more

Pesto Fries

I remember the first time I had Garlic Fries. I trudged all the way around Qualcomm Stadium asking everyone I saw with them where to find them. Then all the way back to my seat. But, oh my! was it worth it. It almost made up for the Chargers beating my Niners that day. Almost.But, do you know what is even better than Garlic Fries?...more

Pesto Zucchini Pasta

This Veggetti thing is freaking genious.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxvEwsELkiA If you haven't been on Pinterest or in Bed Bath and Beyond recently, the Veggetti (the name needs work…) is a little gadget used to make zucchini pasta in about 30 seconds. Zucchini is rich in vitamin C, phytonutrients, antioxidants and magnesium. Oh and one raw zucchini only has around 35 calories! ...more

3 Ways to Transform Traditional Pesto

One of the most simple, delicious sauces is a classic pesto. Traditionally, pesto genovese, which is named after its originating home in Genoa, Italy, is a simple sauce made from nuts, cheese, garlic, basil, olive oil, and salt. While pine nuts are usually the culprit of choice, many other nuts can be used to give a different flavor profile to this Italian staple. In this post, I will show you how we transform the traditional pesto into three different options, each with their very own independent flavor, but same simple technique or preparation. ...more

"Pesto, Geese, Books: Friday Wrap-Up"

I harvested the largest crop of basil, so far, earlier this week. So of course I had to make pesto. It was delicious!...more

Raw Sweet Almond Spread

Among all the food we enjoyed at Yasodhara ashram, the almond spread was everyone’s favorite and quickly became a popular topic of conversation during my stay....more

Green Eggs No Ham

homemade zucchini pesto

Raw zucchini pesto, more delicate and light compared to the traditional 100% basil pesto. 5 ingredients, ready in 5 minutes, perfect timing to get your pasta/noodles ready and prepare a tasty meal.Check out the recipe on my blog:http://www.buonapappa.net/5-minutes-homemade-zucchini-pesto/...more