weeknight suppers

when it rolls around to dinner time at our house, we like to make quick, light, meals that are tasty and fun. i have to admit it, sometimes the kids don't eat the same things that we do, but we're working that out! here are two of my go to recipes for a simple supper! pesto, which i love to pair with linguini from losta pasta, and diced heirloom tomatoes! then, grilled vegetable kabobs over seasoned rice, it's simple, light and super tasty!

fresh basil


2 cups fresh basil leaves

6 cloves of garlic chopped

½ cup shaved parmesan

½ cup crumbled feta

½ cup walnut pieces

¼ cup pine nuts

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

pesto ingredients

i like blending two cheeses and two kinds of nuts because it gives the pesto more flavor and the feta adds a little salt and zest, which other recipes lack.

i roughly chop the basil and add all the ingredients to the food processor and top with the olive oil.

olive oil

i then add some salt and pepper to taste.

grinding the ingredients

grind all ingredients in the food processor until you get a creamy texture.

fresh pesto

i love to freeze the leftovers in an ice cube tray. this makes individual portions and quick meals a breeze. in our house, we are all about cooking double batches and freezing a dinner for later in the week!


vegetable kabobs over seasoned rice

veggie kabobs

2 portobello caps

1 red onion

1 red pepper

1 yellow squash

1 zucchini

½ cup allegro marinade

2 boxes near east east rice mix, cooked by directions

4 bamboo skewers

soak your bamboo skewers in water for 20 minutes so that they don’t catch fire on the grill. then wash and cut your vegetables, and assemble kabobs. marinade them in allegro and refrigerate them for an hour. grill kabobs over low heat, basting as you go. serve over rice!. simple and fresh!

Cheers! - lh

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