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

Birthday celebrations with the Nancies and Magnums! (and Sundried Tomato Pesto recipe)

Well, Sunday officially kicked off my birthday week and I did it with the help of my friends! This week (well, actually… today), I turn thirty… something. Okay, fine, two. Thirty two. The best part about aging and living well is that you realize that a plant-based diet (paired with my favorite combo of pilates … Continue reading Birthday celebrations with the Nancies and Magnums! (and Sundried Tomato Pesto recipe)

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