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Utterly Simple (and Utterly Authentic) Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe

If you surf around on the web, chances are you’ll come across about a million different version of Mexican fresh tomato salsa. And there’s a good chance that most of the recipes you find will have more than 8-10 ingredients and lots of steps involved. And while those salsa recipes might taste great, I find [...]

No Comments »Filed under: Mexican, Sauces Etc., VegetarianPosted on August 26th, 2009

My Perfect Puttanesca Sauce Recipe

If I’m going to talking about classic Italian sauces this week, I can’t ignore one of my very favorites: puttanesca sauce. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE puttanesca. It’s spicy. It’s tangy. It’s fresh-tasting. And it cooks up in about 20 minutes. It’s uncomplicated heaven. If you haven’t made puttanesca sauce before, please just follow the recipe– [...]

No Comments »Filed under: Main Dish Recipes, Sauces Etc., VegetarianPosted on August 5th, 2009

Classic Italian Basil Pesto for the Food Processor

If you’re looking to make REAL Italian pesto, get your knife ready: Genovese pesto is generally made (at least, in Italy) by very finely chopping all of the ingredients by hand. Which is delicious, wonderful, perfect, great… and very time consuming. Want a quicker version? This classic pesto recipe tastes almost as good as the [...]

No Comments »Filed under: Sauces Etc., VegetarianPosted on August 4th, 2009

My Famous Tomato Marinara Recipe

Since I was thinking about doing a bit of a series about classic Italian sauces this week, I thought, well… marinara is the best place to start, right? It’s THE classic Italian sauce. It’s rich, it’s tomato-y, and it’s full of flavor. And it’s very individual. Everybody has their preference about how to make a [...]

No Comments »Filed under: Main Dish Recipes, Sauces Etc., VegetarianPosted on August 3rd, 2009

Easy Mexican Guacamole Recipe

I’m from Arizona, so I know my guacamole– in fact, it’s one of my favorite things in the entire world. Creamy and flavorful, I could eat it on just about anything. But… not everybody makes a good guacamole. Many guacamole recipes are full of weird ingredients like sour cream or mayonnaise… things which a good [...]

No Comments »Filed under: Mexican, Sauces Etc., VegetarianPosted on October 12th, 2008

Chimichurri Sauce and Marinade Recipe

There’s something very special about chimichurri. Most of us are used to Italian-style sauces with a similar consistency, but full of basil or parmesan or other traditional Italian ingredients. Well, chimichurri may look similar, but the flavor is completely different– sharp and tangy and wonderfully fresh. The recipe below came from a friend of mine [...]

No Comments »Filed under: Misc. Recipes, Sauces Etc., VegetarianPosted on September 9th, 2008