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Trapanese Pesto

Trapanese Pesto is quick and easy to make in your food processor. It requires no cooking, making it the perfect summer sauce or topping. It is vegetarian; if you omit the cheese, it can be vegan. I use this pesto three ways. It can be a sauce on pasta, a bruschetta topping, or a dip with crackers, pita, or bagel chips. Trapanese Pesto (Tomato & Almond Pesto) * Prep time 15 minutes  Ingredients 1/2 cup roasted Marcona Almonds, unsalted 2 Garlic cloves, puréed or finely minced 1 (14 ounces) can Whole San Marzano Plum Tomatoes*, roughly chopped 1/2 cup Sun-Dried…

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Sartù di Riso or {Sartu of Rice}

What is a Sartù?  Sartù is a rice meal cooked in a dome-shaped bowl with a medley of ingredients as a filling. *Worth Every Minute* When my friend Karen suggested I make this dish, I thought sure, no problem, I got this.  She said it was like Arancini (Italian Rice Balls) on steroids. Then I read the recipe, and on the outside, I was cool, calm and collected. On the inside, I was sweating bullets. It took me a couple of weeks to commit and finally head to the market to get the remaining ingredients that are not always in my pantry. And…