Vegophobia-is a word to describe a group of the public at large who are misinformed or undereducated about what it means to be a vegetarian or vegan. Not to be confused with 'Lachanophobia' -scared of vegetables. You might hear questions from someone who suffers from the phobia like "...But what do you eat then?" or the ever popular "so...you don't even eat ...BACON?"
YES you can cook delicious and easy vegetarian food!
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Sunday, July 10, 2011
Pass the Pesto!
2 cups of fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese (VO: leave off/use vegan cheese/nutritional yeast flakes)
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup of pine nuts
3 garlic cloves (minced)
salt and pepper to taste
Add pine nuts and basil in food processor & grind
Add garlic to food processor & grind
While processing... slowly add olive oil...
Finally add parmesan cheese salt and pepper
Serve in any pasta, as a dip for bread, or with cooked veggies Tip:add basil pesto to mayonnaise for a nice pesto mayo in your sandwich!(half and half)
Tip: Add a squeeze of lemon to give it a bit of zing