Accepting the challenges in creating a gluten free household

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Pesto and other things

I have been super busy with facebook, pinterest and reading blogs – ok… maybe I don’t have a good excuse for not blogging. I had in mind that this blog was for gluten free recipes that I was making, but if I have time to bake, I don’t seem to have time to blog. So this entry will be a mishmash of recipes that I have found and plan to make again…

The first one I want to share is pesto. I made a basil & pine nuts pesto a year ago, froze it in ice cube trays, and when I remembered I had it, and took one out for pasta, pizza, sandwiches, etc, I was always reminded how much I love pesto.

Today I had some kale in the fridge. I haven’t bought it before, but have seen how much everyone loves it on Pinterest. When I got it home, I realized the recipe I had planned on making was far too complicated for someone who might not even like kale. (Though I must say, I can’t think of a vegetable I don’t like…)

So I looked for something simpler. I came across a recipe for pesto made with kale. How intriguing! I had to try it. It was a winner. I did add all the basil I could find in my sad little garden. It wasn’t much – but I did get a bit of the basil flavor into the pesto.

http://pamelasalzman.com/kale-pesto-recipe/

We had another birthday celebration this week, and I was flip-flopping between chocolate and lemon for the dessert. Both are things I crave!! So I made both. We had these individual cheesecakes for the family party this week, and the chocolate bar is being saved for Sunday with my family. I will admit to sneaking a piece into my lunch each day as well. Both were very yummy, and very little work.

The lemon: http://www.easyeats.com/recipes/1203-lemon-cheesecake-cupcakes

The chocolate: http://amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.ca/2010/05/best-recipe-ive-ever-messed-up.html