Tag Archives: pesto

Zero-Calorie Pasta? Yes, Please!

Zero-Calorie Pasta? Yes, Please!

I have a wedding dress to fit into—I want to be happy with my weight. But wedding stress, on the other hand, makes me want to eat noodles. Oodles of them, in fact. You’d think I’d be out of luck (or looking for a larger dress size), but I recently di ...
Spinach Pesto Black Bean Spaghetti

Spinach Pesto Black Bean Spaghetti

You’ve probably seen vegetable-based noodles making the rounds – zucchini ribbons, spaghetti squash spaghetti and so on. These are certainly diet-friendly alternatives to what your mom used to make. But when it comes to sports fuel, nothing beats bla ...
Raw Kelp Noodles with Porcini-Kale Pesto

Raw Kelp Noodles with Porcini-Kale Pesto

Pesto, from the Italian word pestare—meaning to pound or to crush—is a dish traditionally made by pressing basil leaves, garlic and pine nuts (with a mortar and pestle, if done the old-school way) to form a paste-like sauce for pasta or potatoes. Bri ...
Gluten-Free Zucchini-Crust Pizza

Gluten-Free Zucchini-Crust Pizza

I love making pizza almost as much as I love eating it. I’m always excited to try a new recipe, so when I spotted a surprisingly appetizing picture of zucchini-crust pizza on Pinterest, I was immediately intrigued. Good news: it was delicious! ...
Open-Faced Tuna Pesto Melt

Open-Faced Tuna Pesto Melt

Give your old-fashioned tuna melt a gourmet makeover by mixing in pre-made pesto sauce and fiery roasted red peppers. Topped with mild Provolone cheese, these sandwiches are served open faced””making a tasty light lunch or the perfect companion ...