Hello, my name is Megan (Pip) of http://www.pipanebby.com. I have been a graphic designer by profession for 13 years. I love design, fonts, photography, photo editing, cooking, reading and blogging. My recent new passion is food photography.
Grilled, buttered, salted and peppered cabbage! Delicious.
@cycorider You hit on what I was looking for. Using different nuts, maybe not necessarily the "standard" ones. I prefer sweet, so I love the suggestions to add honey/chocolate.
What about mixing a bunch of different nuts together? Along with sesame seeds, maybe?
I have never in my life roasted a nut. Put them on a baking sheet, and...? I do own a little toaster oven, too.
I love artichokes and this recipes looks delicious! Made my tummy rumble a bit. Will definitely give it a try!
Again, thanks, everyone. This is amazing! Can I please just stay at home for a month straight and prepare food involving pesto? We could have a giant pesto party.
@seriousb: I used half basil half spinach in my recent pesto attempt and loved it. I also read somewhere that using a small amount of fresh rosemary leaves and fresh thyme can be another good substitution.
Oddly coincidental indeed. I had someone send me the link to this article shortly after I posted my question. I have a friend coming into town in a few weeks who has never had pad thai before, so I've been asking around for a good authentic place to take her. I really appreciate the responses! I totally agree how strange it is that there are such great authentic Thai places to go in smaller cities (Omaha, in my experience), and nothing to rival those places in Minneapolis. Minnesotans as a general rule are afraid of anything that makes their mouths burn a little bit!
Look, you can remove any website info of mine. That's not what I'm here for. I came here for genuine reasons and had a legitimate question. Thank you to those who have helped out by giving me some recommendations. This site was like a dream come true when I found it. Now I'm feeling like I should take my pesto/food-related questions elsewhere. Sorry for the commotion, everyone.
Wow! Amazing suggestions. Thank you so much, everybody. Now I have a great Pesto List for the upcoming weekend!
Thanks a million!
Sorry, thought I had found a way but wasn't in edit mode after all. I can't figure it out either.
Pesto on a spoon is fantastic, as well!
Ok, can I edit? Someone please tell me how.
What my post said that I will just write out here..
I added pesto to rice, chopped red bell peppers, chopped tomatoes and jalapenos. DELICIOUS!!
Also added it to spaghetti with chopped tomatoes and pepper.
Also created a delicious grilled cheese sandwich containing crab meat, pesto, cream cheese. SO good.
We used it as a dip for venison steaks, pita bread and a bunch of different veggies. All delicious!
See? These descriptions don't do them justice! Would love to share my photos. Anyhow, please add to the pesto list! I am eager to try more.
I was not at all trying to self-promote! I deleted my post info above and edited. Not my intent!