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Category: Sauces

Easy Homemade Pesto Recipe

easy homemade pesto recipe

Tonight I proudly made my first batch of Pesto! I was so surprised at how easy AND delicious it turned out to be. I was eager to make a batch of pesto because one of my favourite lunch spots in Toronto, XO Bisous  makes an amazing Harvest Salad and the pesto dressing is what makes it SO good! I figured if pesto works so well with this salad, it should totally work with other combinations. BUT when I went to the grocery store to pick out a pesto I noticed the sodium levels were SO high. I thought what the heck I can do this myself. A couple hours later I had a beautiful easy homemade pesto recipe that I will absolutely be making again.

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How to make the perfect tomato sauce?

how to make tomato sauce

Italian food has always been a huge part of my life and not because I’m Italian! I’ve had Italian friends in my life since I was young and was always in love with the cuisine whenever I joined friends for a family dinner. It is definitely the cuisine that set off my passion for cooking. Nailing the perfect pasta dish, which is nothing without the perfect tomato sauce, was a life long goal. I am proud to say I have finally mastered the perfect tomato sauce! Which, lucky for me (and you) goes with much more than just pasta. The best part is that it only uses 5 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS. Check it out below!

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