Kale Pesto

This Post is written by Samuel, Bonnie’s husband

Today I wanted to give a quick share of a great recipe for kale pesto pizza and help you overcome its one flaw: it isn’t clear how much kale to use. the recipe is found at:  https://cookieandkate.com/2016/kale-pesto-pizza-recipe/

As shown below, I made the pesto last night.

Unfortunately, the recipe says “3 cups packed kale.” I could lightly pack it, and not get enough, or I could really pack it and get 3 times as much. The correct level of packing is probably somewhere in the middle, but I decided that you needed a picture of how much greens I used.

As you can see I also used Spinach. This turned out to be about the right amount of greens, but maybe a little bit excessive.

I’ve made this pesto a few times. The pizza is phenomenal. The pesto was not bad with pasta, but I was disappointed remembering how good the pizza was.

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Recipe Review-Vegan Tahini Mushroom Sauce

This post is written by Samuel, Bonnie’s husband

LovingItVegan.com has a recipe for Tahini Mushroom Sauce that we highly recommend with 2 caveats. The link is https://lovingitvegan.com/tahini-mushroom-sauce-over-penne/.

Rich and Creamy Tahini Mushroom Sauce over Penne #vegan #lovingitvegan

First, we found it too salty. It calls for soy sauce, and we plan to try it with less next time. We may do a follow up post if we figure out how to get the goodness of the recipe without so much salt, but we only tried it twice, and the first time we only loosely followed the recipe and hoped that the saltiness was because of poor measurement. We discovered the second time that the recipe is just too salty for us.

Second, it needs some lemon. This is very easy to fix. We put it on individual servings, but I estimate 1-1½ Tablespoons would be perfect.

All in all, we really enjoyed it over noodles even with our complaint about the saltiness.

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Goo Gone (or, what to do with homemade deodorant)

I made some baking soda deodorant for myself the other day. (Ok, it was a longer while ago than that…)

And it just didn’t work for me.  It was nice-smelling, and I really, really wanted it to work. But I guess my skin is a bit sensitive, and the format was just a bit messy, and I just wasn’t feeling it.

Vanilla-scented Goop in a tin. Sigh.


So it sat on the shelf. I didn’t want to throw it out.

Fast forward to sometime last week, when I discovered that making a paste of oil and baking soda is a recommended way to remove goo from glass. I had some glass jars and bottles I was hoping to re-purpose, so I had to try it!


Put the gunk on the goo that you want gone.

It worked perfectly!

Squeaky clean!

Keep in mind that removing the actual sticker goo takes some scrubbing, and that you should wash it with dish soap to remove the oil. But I sure love being able to repurpose those lovely glass jars and bottles that accumulate in our house.

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