basil recipes

Lentils folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil
Lentils folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil - April 29, 2014

Have you seen the little book, Lunch at the Shop: The Art and Practice of the Midday Meal? It's great on many fronts, and I made these Lentils folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil from it.

Five Herb Pesto
Five Herb Pesto - June 17, 2013

A summer pesto made from a mix of coriander, basil, arugula, oregano, and chives, and links to a few other new recipes we've sprinkled around the QUITOKEETO shop site.

Millet Croquettes
Millet Croquettes - October 17, 2012

Millet croquettes - crunchy crusted, basil and kale flecked for the flight to Delhi, along with a snapshot of how I packed.

Roasted Lemon Chutney
Roasted Lemon Chutney - October 27, 2011

A beautiful roasted lemon chutney from Molly Steven's new book & some Mendocino coast photos.

Soup au Pistou
Soup au Pistou - June 12, 2010

A soup I made for a camping trip to the Sonoma coast - lots of beans, vegetables, and stellette pasta. Tiny stars under the stars, with a good dollop of pistou for each bowl.

Ginger-Poached Noodles
Ginger-Poached Noodles - April 19, 2009

Poached spinach noodles, tofu, and baby broccoli in ginger broth. Finished with a splash of soy sauce, mint, basil, lime juice and red pepper flakes. Quick, simple, and invigorating.

Asparagus Stir-Fry
Asparagus Stir-Fry - April 15, 2009

A favorite stir-fry recipe. Asparagus and tofu form the base, but it has quite a lot going on beyond that. You get a bite of tang from the lime, heat from the red chiles and fresh ginger, mint and basil cool things down, and a touch hoisin sauce gives you just enough sweetness to balance it all out.

Slurp-tastic Herb Noodles
Slurp-tastic Herb Noodles - September 30, 2008

A big, slurpy bowl of whisper-thin spinach noodles draped in a spicy curry and herb broth - inspired by a beautiful box of noodles I picked up in Mill Valley, Ca.

Heather's Quinoa
Heather's Quinoa - September 27, 2008

A one-skillet quinoa recipe - quinoa, corn, chopped kale and pan-toasted tofu tossed with a big dollop of pesto and finished off with a few roasted cherry tomatoes.

Herb Salad
Herb Salad - July 27, 2008

A lovely herb salad recipe made from lots of summertime herbs, green beans, and corn.

Spring Panzanella
Spring Panzanella - June 12, 2008

A spring twist on a panzanella recipe. This panzanella features asparagus, spinach, and peas with hearty, garlic and time toasted bread cubes.

In a Hurry Green Curry
In a Hurry Green Curry - May 15, 2008

A quick and delicious green curry recipe - peas, asparagus, and tofu swimming in a fragrant, not-overly-rich Thai green chile broth.

Cottage Cheese Muffins
Cottage Cheese Muffins - September 29, 2007

Golden, puffy, sun-dried tomato, and cottage cheese muffins. High in protein, low in carbs, they are a great, satisfying way to start the day.

Red Rice Salad
Red Rice Salad - September 19, 2007

Indonesian red rice salad with boiled eggs and macadamias. Riveting to look at, with a wonderfully complex array of flavors and textures to enjoy.

Thousand Layer Lasagna
Thousand Layer Lasagna - May 10, 2007

My favorite lasagna recipe. Dozens and dozens of whisper-thin sheets of fresh pasta brushed with the most vibrant red tomato sauce imaginable all intersecting layer after layer of warm, oozy, fresh mozzarella.

How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother
How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother - March 25, 2007

This favorite, stunning, vibrant pesto recipe was taught to me by my friend Francesca's mother who came to visit recently - handchopped basil, garlic, Parmesan, olive oil and pinenuts.

Cheesy, Heirloom, Panini Batons
Cheesy, Heirloom, Panini Batons - July 29, 2006

One-inch wide slabs of toasted, cheesy, heirloom tomato filled deliciousness slathered with a basil-chive ricotta spread.

Thousand Layer Lasagna
Thousand Layer Lasagna - April 5, 2006

I'll never make lasagna any other way. Impossibly thin layers of feathery-light pasta with just enough sauce and cheese between each layer to keep it moist and flavorful.

Heirloom Tomato Tart in a Parmesan Crust
Heirloom Tomato Tart in a Parmesan Crust - August 5, 2005

A knock-out tomato tart recipe - it highlights the flavor and vibrancy of the tomatoes while remaining mush-free.

Spinach-Mushroom Quiche
Spinach-Mushroom Quiche - March 3, 2005

This is a spinach mushroom quiche recipe that features no dairy, no eggs, and no butter. Sounds like it would lack something in the taste department, right? Wrong. It was delicious.