Tag Archive: Pesto

Nov 26

Turkey, Pesto, and Avocado Sandwich

Pesto Avocado Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving (yesterday)! I hope you all had a great one. In honor of Turkey Day, I’m giving you a little sandwich recipe that I am thankful for: the Turkey, Pesto, and Avocado sandwich. Yum! You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit preoccupied with pesto of late. For me, pesto is the new …

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Nov 08

Portabella Pesto Mini Pizzas

Portabella Pesto Mini Pizzas

Baby pizzas with a grown-up taste! They are yummy. Try them. Ingredients: 4 Tb. prepared pesto (try my Spinach Pesto) 3/4 cup raw sliced portabella mushrooms 2 whole wheat English muffins 3 oz. low-fat Mozzarella cheese 1 egg white Turn oven broiler to High. Grate Mozzarella, and combine in a bowl with one egg white. …

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Nov 05

Italian Polenta

Italian Polenta

Today’s recipe is less of a recipe, and more of a serving suggestion! I recently learned that polenta (aka corn grits) can be served Italian-style in the place of pasta. So you basically cook the polenta, and then serve it with some tasty sauce on top. I served it with my Meat Spaghetti Sauce over …

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Oct 26

Creamy Tofu Pesto with Artichokes and Mushrooms

OK, guys. I’ve made a super exciting discovery! (Well, exciting as food discoveries go. I have to take my thrills where I can get them!) Remember how in the Creamy Pesto and Kielbasa recipe I was a little concerned about adding yogurt to my Spinach Pesto in order to add creaminess, because it adds that …

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Jun 18

Creamy Pesto with Kielbasa

Imagine my exceeding great joy today when I discovered that kielbasa, one of my favorite meat ingredients of all time, comes in a lean turkey variety, 95% fat free! Woot! I’m really starting to love how turkey has been turned into a parody of all of my favorite pork products… I’ve checked the stats, and …

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May 20

Pesto Feta Scramble

Pesto Feta Scramble

Welcome to our first use of the leftover pesto from the Spinach Pesto recipe! Pesto adds great interest to morning scrambled eggs. Ingredients: 1 Tb. Spinach Pesto 6 eggs 1 oz. feta cheese 1 (loosely packed) cup spinach, torn into small pieces Heat skillet over medium heat, spray with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl, …

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May 17

Spinach Pesto

One of the hardest parts of the first phase of P90x (or any low-carb diet, for that matter) is that you end up missing complex flavors. Sauces tend to be the first thing to go. This pesto is the antidote to that!! Ingredients for Pesto Sauce: 1 cup spinach 1 cup fresh basil 1 clove …

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