I was going to call this post “Life changing loaf” because that is what this bread is actually called, and it actually is life-changing! Instead, though I’m calling it “Jam and bread” because I couldn’t help myself, I am a huge fan of The Sound of Music!! Who else? There’s no jam recipe, just the bread and you don’t have to top this life-changing bread with just jam, I’ve done nut butters, honey, coconut oil, pesto and I’ve had it warmed up and enjoyed it on its own.
Someone asked me the other day if I thought pesto was a condiment. I say it is! I put pesto on pretty much anything, which to me makes it a condiment, and the Huffington Post seems to agree. I put pesto on sandwiches, eggs, avocado, pasta, pizza, plus you can use it as a dip for veggies or pita bread. The options truly are endless. Because I so enjoy pesto, I have developed my own that uses some traditional pesto flavors like pine nuts and garlic, but I omit the cheese and add the kale. #teamkale
Pesto’s amazing flavor comes from basil. Basil is such a wonderful herb with a subtle sweetness and elements of anise that give it an interesting bite. Basil is packed with vitamins K and A so it’s a terrific thing to add to your diet. We’re just incredibly lucky someone thought of pesto!
I was recently in Tulsa, OK to see one of my beautiful sorority sisters get married. The wedding was gorgeous and the weekend was a blast, partly because I stumbled upon the greatest cafe ever! It was a spot I did not expect to find in Tulsa. I love when the world surprises me! The cafe is called Nourish and it was opened in January by two sisters who seem to have a passion for bringing healthful food and drinks the their beautiful Midwestern city. I bought my new favorite t-shirt there (see below) and later explored Nourish’s website where I found this yummy-sounding recipe for Mexican lasagna. After making it, I know it is not just yummy-sounding but yummy-tasting, too!