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Salmon with Pesto Zucchini Noodles & Warm Tomatoes

The Recipe: Simple, simple, simple summer food, just salmon cooked on a bed of pesto-tossed zucchini noodles.The Story: How a doe feeding in a traffic circle near Whole Foods helped me re-think summer food. This recipe is so quick and easy
that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes
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True Story.When I stopped at Whole Foods the other day for salmon (on sale for $9.99, total win), a single deer was knee-deep in landscaping in the island inside the traffic circle nearby.Deer are common in our neighborhood. Still, this pretty little doe was surprisingly unconcerned about the cars circling around her. A few drivers, me included, stopped to watch.But this girl, she was intent! Why?She was gorging on day lilies!One by one, she chomped on the yellow blossoms. Day lily flowers were a real find for a young do…

Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto Without Cheese

The Recipe: How to make basil pesto at home. My simple pesto recipe calls for just five ingredients and two easy-to-remember techniques to prevent the problems that we some times encounter with homemade pesto, bitterness and muddiness.My pesto recipe is made without cheese, that means that sweet, fresh basil flavor really lets loose. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. This recipe is so quick and easy
that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes
published every summer since 2009.
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So these are my two simple tips for making basil pesto at home. AVOID BITTERNESS To avoid the bitterness that can ruin pesto, I start off the pesto in the food processor but then finish it by hand, just a quick stir, really. Why finish the pesto by hand? Because there's a chemical reaction between good olive oil and the "heat" of the food processor…