Thanksgiving Appetizer: Artichoke, Mushroom and Leek Crostini with Pesto

I’m sure you all were just wondering what I would make for Thanksgiving. Well, I’ll be honest: I didn’t get assigned to make the Turkey… or any of the sides… or even dessert. So, I whipped up my favorite appetizer… and who knows? Maybe next year I’ll get to make the tofurky… maybe. Artichoke, Mushroom … Continue reading Thanksgiving Appetizer: Artichoke, Mushroom and Leek Crostini with Pesto

Steamed artichoke with spicy ginger dipping sauce

  Ingredients 1 artichoke 1/3 cup Veganaise 1 tablespoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon Saracha sauce ½ teaspoon ground pepper Directions Steam artichoke. Combine Vegenaise, ginger, Sriracha sauce and pepper. Dip artichoke leaves into sauce and enjoy. Wine Pairing: Since the dip is spicy and creamy, I would pair it with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. My … Continue reading Steamed artichoke with spicy ginger dipping sauce

Pesto Pasta Salad

  Pesto Pasta Salad Makes: 6 servings Ingredients 1 box of quinoa pasta shells 1 cup artichoke hearts, chopped ½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped ½ cup a olives, pitted and chopped ½ cup roasted and salted pistachios Pesto 2 cups basil 3 cloves of garlic ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup pine nuts Preparation 1. Prepare … Continue reading Pesto Pasta Salad