Tag Archives: Basil

Antipasto Pasta Salad

So, yeh, fergettabout the mayonnaise for this salad; and, while we’re at it, let’s fergettabout the gluten, too, because we’re making this salad with chickpea pasta! Penne chickpea pasta, blanched asparagus, grape tomatoes, chopped marinated artichoke hearts, onion, Feta cheese, … Continue reading

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Pasta Pie

We were having family over for a feast and, while I had the basics covered – Pickled Avocado, Snoop Dogg’s Most Excellent Ham, Deviled Eggs and the like; I was in need of some options. One nephew was vegetarian, and … Continue reading

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Blue Cheese Basil Vinaigrette

I’ve had issues, in the past, making a vinaigrette I really liked. I watch friends and family toss a few things into a bowl or container and, voilà! Tasty vinaigrette. Me? Not so much. But this vinaigrette? With zingy gorgonzola … Continue reading

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Broiled Caprese

Who doesn’t like a Caprese salad? Sliced tomatoes layered with basil and Mozzarella, then drizzled with olive oil, salt, pepper, and mebbe a splash of good balsamic. Kinda like summer on a plate. Yum. Of course, where I live, it … Continue reading

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Parfait! Caprese Za!

It’s late August in North America and, even if you don’t have a big pot o’ basil on your front porch and a local family farm practically begging you to take their tomatoes off their hands; you more than likely … Continue reading

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Shaved Sprouts With Bacon and Grilled Halloumi

Yeh, I know what you’re thinking. “Sprouts!?! It’s August, man! We should be grillin’ and eatin’ meat and stuff!” And you know what? You can grill, but, while you’re doing the chicken (might I suggest Nigella’s chicken?) you can toss … Continue reading

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Let’s Make (Another) Pizza Sauce!

I have several posts offering rather good (if I do say so myself) recipes for za! dough, here, and then there’s this one, which uses beer in place of yeast, but I really haven’t ever done much about the sauce … Continue reading

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Here’s a zippy tomato sauce made from scratch (well, made from a good can of whole tomatoes) in under an hour. Don’t care for shrimp? No worries! Use clams, or replace seafood entirely with cooked and crumbled Italian sausage, or, … Continue reading

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Tuna and Pineapple Curry

This is one of those dishes that could be really good, or really terrible… As it turned out, it was really good, but, surprisingly, needed a bit more curry. See, I came across the basis for this recipe on a … Continue reading

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Artichoke Relish With Kalamatas and Basil

Rich brought home a couple of flank steaks and, since I haven’t ever really worked with them before, I did a little research on the web before deciding what, exactly, we’d do with them. In my search, I came across … Continue reading

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