All posts tagged: gluten free

Walnut arugula pesto 

Pesto is one of the easiest things to make, and one of the tastiest!  It literally only has a handful of ingredients, you can make a large batch of it and freeze it for another date.  You can put it on pasta, pizza, chicken, seafood… cheese.. anything can be a shuttle for pesto. My brother had a large container of arugula that was on it’s last day.  He was going to throw it away, but I had better plans for it!  I had a BBQ later that day that I wanted to make a pasta salad for, and a walnut arugula pesto pasta salad was calling my name.    Walnut Arugula Pesto makes 1 cup Ingredients: 2 cups of packed arugula leaves, stems removed 1/2 cup of shelled walnuts 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup avocado oil, or extra virgin olive oil 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste Method: 1. Brown 6 garlic cloves with their peels on in a skillet over medium high heat …

Stuffed Acorn Squash

This year we started new Christmas traditions!  My brother & sister-in-law just built a new house that is large enough to accommodate the whole family, so my parents & younger brother came up to join us this year for the holidays.  What a relief to not have to drive to both sets of parents, like I usually do.  Mom asked me to make a hearty veggie side dish to complement the traditional turkey, since she knew that I would probably not be having any turkey. I decided to try to recreate a wild rice stuffed acorn squash recipe that I had invented last Thanksgiving, but had not written down the recipe.  I encountered some issues at the grocery store because I wasn’t able to go shopping until the last minute and had slim pickings, so I had to get some green acorn squash which are much larger in addition to my smaller acorn squash.