Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Menu ideas and recipes for herb pesto (lemon basil, Thai basil, mint and cilantro), tilefish, tuna, roast beef, eggplant, potatoes and beets

Menu ideas and recipes for herb pesto (lemon basil, Thai basil, mint and cilantro), tilefish, tuna, roast beef, eggplant, potatoes and beets Lemon basil pesto and southeast Asian-inspired pesto Between my deck garden and CSA share, I can’t keep up with all the herbs coming into my kitchen. I made a pesto with lemon basil …

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Menu ideas and recipes for catfish, pasta, summer squash, short ribs, basil pesto and kohlrabi

Menu ideas and recipes for catfish, pasta, summer squash, short ribs, basil pesto and kohlrabi Spicy southwestern pasta Thinking I didn’t have enough prepared fish for a second night of fish tacos, I baked catfish fillets with a rub of ancho chile powder, chipotle powder, cumin, coriander, dried oregano and salt. But I was wrong …

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Menu ideas and recipes for stuffed flounder, striped bass, basil pesto, sage-walnut pesto, winter squash, chicken, spring risotto and quick bread

Menu ideas and recipes for stuffed flounder, striped bass, basil pesto, sage-walnut pesto, winter squash, chicken drumsticks, spring risotto and quick bread Stuffed flounder I’m constantly jotting down and pinning recipe ideas, including one recently for stuffed flounder. But when it came time to make the dish, I found myself ignoring the recipe and winging …

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Recipes and menu ideas for dogfish taco night with peach salsa, salsa verde, squash calabacitas

Recipes and menu ideas for basil pesto, dogfish taco night with peach salsa, salsa verde, squash calabacitas, butter beans and southern pie. ~~~ Tis the season for basil pesto Every spring I buy at least six baby basil plants so I can make pesto every few weeks throughout the summer and into the fall. Last …

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Basil pesto, parsley, garlic and two kinds of cheese make this easy Basil Pesto and Garlic Breadstick Knots recipe absolutely irresistible. ~~~ I’m going “semi-homemade” on y’all today. Even though I recently rediscovered my long lost love of bread baking, let’s be serious, you have to plan and make time for that type of thing. …

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This meatloaf recipe made with ground turkey and basil pesto topped with a balsamic tomato sauce was a surprising hit in our house since ground turkey isn’t usually something to rave about, but, in this case, it is! ~~~ I tried two meatloaf recipes recently. One was a traditional meatloaf made with ground beef and …

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