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Pesto Ideas

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Pesto beyond the normal basil and pine nuts (which I do love, but it can get quite boring over and over). Wall Street Journal has great article and recipes on different versions of pesto, including: Walnuts + Grapeseed Oil Pistachio + Breadcrumbs + Mint Rapini + Parmesan + Porcini Pumpkin Seeds + Basil + Parmesan Pecans + Parsley + Dates …

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Butter Poached Lobster with Fresh Tomatoes

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  I enjoy lobster cooked any which way, though I do think that my least favorite way (other than overcooked) is steamed or boiled lobster, as the high heat that it’s usually cooked on ruins the texture of the delicate meat. If I’m going to pay $16.99 per pound for a whole lobster, it better darn well melt in my …

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Pork Tenderloin with Warm Grilled Tomato Salsa

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Some people say that its hard pressed to find a meat leaner than chicken breast, and thankfully they are wrong. Dinners at our house would be as boring as the fourth hour of a chess game if this was true. The meat that might surpass you as being just as lean as chicken breast is pork tenderloin. No, silly, i …

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No-Bake Summertime Lasagne

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What makes me happy: Pasta. Loads of it.What makes me and my electricity bill not-so-happy: Turning on the oven in the summertime. My electricity bill last month was so high, I wept. So, for the rest of the summer, we’re going to conserve as much as possible, limiting oven use, turning on the television less (goodbye Mythbusters!), spend more time …

Photo: Pork Tenderloin with Warm Grilled Tomato Salsa

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Easy roasted pork tenderloin (salt, pepper, smeared mustard on surface) and a warm grilled tomato salsa (mint, basil, green onion, olive oil, white wine vinegar). The salsa was recipe adapted from Marcus Samuelsson’s New American Table cookbook. Recipe for Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Warm Grilled Tomato Salsa.

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Sundried Tomato Omelet with Creamy Basil Tomato Sauce

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This vegetarian omelet (or omelette to be fancy) is savory, rich with a creamy tomato basil sauce. And there’s not one ounce of cream. In fact, this breakfast is certified healthy, i.e. it’s a recipe directly from the chefs at the famous Rancho La Puerta, where they know how to make healthy taste goooooood. recipe for Rancho La Puerta’s vegetarian …

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Salad with Warm Goat Cheese on Toasted Baguette

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Happy New Year! I thought I’d start the new year right with a light salad (just don’t eat too many of those warm goat cheese rounds on toasted baguette, ok?!) Wishing you and your family a fun-filled, healthy and prosperous New Year! It’s a brand new year and I’ve just now started my winter garden, which includes celery, salad greens …

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Scarpetta’s Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Garlic Basil Oil

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Scarpetta in New York City is most famous for its Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil. People pay $24 for a serving. Yes, that’s right: twenty-four dollars. And we’re not talking about the family-style mound you’d find in a sticky-floored Italian joint. This is one of those fancy-restaurant, daintily plated serving sizes. If you twirl your fork three times, you’d get …

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Pasta, Bacon and Peas

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I feel like that commercial for Beggin’ Strips… baconbaconbaconbacon…BACON! It’s a recipe I’ve adapted from Marcus Samuelsson’s brand new book, New American Table….recipe for Pasta, Bacon and Peas.