Tag Archives: Basil

Asian Style Noodle Soup

I stole – ermmm, borrowed – the basic idea for this soup from the very nice folk at delish.com, but needed to make a few changes based on my pantry and the current leftovers in the fridge. See, I only … Continue reading

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Amatriciana Sauce

One of my favorite places to go for breakfast is The Florentine in Chicago – mostly because of their over easy eggs served on top of a spicy pancetta and tomato sauce with grilled sourdough bread slices on the side. … Continue reading

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Coconut Chicken Soup

Summer has finally arrived in these parts – meaning that it is hot. It is sticky. The air feels as though it is weighing down on you when you step outside. So, it is the perfect time to make a … Continue reading

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Baked Mac and Cheese With Tomatoes and Basil

True confession: growing up, mac and cheese in our house was Kraft Dinner, y’know, in the blue box. Nothing against my mom, who was a pretty awesome cook, but, well, it was Kraft Dinner, it was cheap, easy, and it … Continue reading

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Chicken with Artichokes

I had a taste for chicken. And there was that jar of marinated artichoke hearts in the pantry… Surely there was something I could do with chicken and artichokes and… Hmmm. That basil on the front porch is getting a … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Pizzas

On our last trip to Trader Joe’s, we noticed a new product featured just inside the entrance; flatbread-like pizza crust, made, baked, and ready to be topped, popped into an oven or on the grill, and served. So… as one … Continue reading

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Gazpacho!

What could be better on a hot, steamy August day than a refreshingly cold bowl of veggies? By which I mean, of course, gazpacho! Cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic, onion, sweet peppers, and basil; all tossed together and puréed just enough, then … Continue reading

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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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