Saturday, October 11, 2008

finally! a decent food porn pic.

i've figured how to take a decent food porn pic. i took this pic in natural light outdoors. looks much better, huh? not super nice, but better. anyway--this was the best batch o' pesto i ever made and seriously doubt that it can be replicated. try it if you can and serve with these adorable yellow pear tomatoes.

jewbacca's you-got-lucky pesto
1 1/2 c loosely packed basil leaves
1/4 c olive oil
1/2 c unsalted cashews
2 T tofutti better than cream cheese
1/4 nooch
2-3 cloves of garlic crushed
few splashes of bragg's liquid aminos
1/4-1/2 c water
dashes o' black pepper

chop your basil leaves up a bit and blend all ingredients in a blender until beautifully smooth. add additional braggs if you think you need it. i feel the cashews bring a different kind of creamy to the pesto that you can't get with pine nuts. mix with your favorite pasta. don't be mad if it doesn't come out as awesome as i say it does, because it was probably just luck.

4 comments:

Chelsea said...

Wow, what a great shot! I really like the plate, too :) We made some super basic pesto with the kids at work last week, just basil, olive oil, and garlic... but oh man, yours sounds so much better!!!

alaina said...

lovely photo. those tomatoes are so cute i wouldn't want to eat them! actually, nevermind, that was a lie.

Nicole said...

That looks awesome! I'll have to try the pesto recipe. I never thought about cashews...

vegannifer said...

I get so sad when I know I can't replicate a recipe!

The picture looks fantastic, as does the pasta. I love those tiny little tomatoes.