Chase has decided he loves pesto. I’ve made pesto maybe twice in the past year. So when I saw Celine’s recipe for Broccoli Pesto, I mean, how perfect is that for me and my family! This pesto so good and just beautiful. We had it as a snack with crackers, and then made it the base for our pizzas. I recommend all broccoli lovers make this pesto ASAP. (Celine, I also made some of your delicious cookies I’ll get to in the dessert portion.) Here’s the pesto.
We made two pizzas, one on a pizza stone and one on a baking sheet. They both were made with homemade whole wheat crust and topped with pesto, then spinach, then sauce, then veggies – zucchini, mushrooms, onions, red peppers, tomatoes – then lots of tofu and some cheez for Chase, and finally topped with fresh parsley and basil. It was so tasty you get 4 shots.
I also made two salads – a green salad, and a white bean salad with red pepper, tomatoes, purple onion, and a light dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and parsley.
I think this next picture is a little blurry, but doesn't my table look unusually sparse?
I made Peach Muffin Cake for our dessert. I used this recipe, which I love because it has no sugar in it. I had run out of spelt flour as the recipe called for, so I used 1 cup oats and 1 cup GF baking mix for my flours. I also didn’t need to add any apple juice to my batter, and I diced all the peaches. I did add a bit of sucanat, because I had a mix of farmers market and store bought peaches and of course the store boughts weren’t sweet enough. My family likes sweets, but like many of you, what we really like is flavor and this cake really lets the peaches shine through.
It was especially good slightly warmed with Good Karma Very Vanilla ice creme. This is hard to say, but Good Karma is right up there with my hometown NadaMoo!
Earlier in the week I made Celine’s Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies. Please make these awesome cookies using brown rice and spelt flour. Two sugar free, wheat free treats for me in one week!