Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pesto stuffed Cucumber

In an effort to get more creative with snack time around this house, I've been trying to mesh together some of my favorite foods.  The other day I thought, why not stuff a cucumber with something...and then I found the pesto...and then I was a happy girl when it tasted excellent.  This is my daughter's new favorite snack, and I have to say, it's very filling.  

-1 large cucumber, seeded
-1 batch of Vegan Walnut Pesto
-Top with dried parsley and a dash of smoked paprika

How To:
1.  Stuff cucumber with pesto
2.  Eat and enjoy

In other news...
We had a fabulous time in Napa Valley.  My husband and I enjoyed a little getaway (sponsored by my husband's work).  We stayed in Calistoga at The Solage, a very luxurious, fancy spa resort.  It was much needed time away for a busy mommy and daddy!  I was so inspired by the food we encountered!  I will be preparing some inspired dishes this month from our trip.  Can't wait. 

Shared on:  Friday Foodie Fix,  Raw Foods Thursday, 


  1. The Cyclist's WifeOctober 2, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    You are quick with the Solage photos! I hope one of the inspired recipes is the carrot ginger soup!

  2. Hi There Sara...

    Oh good, I didn't scare you off with my crazy dancing! I had such a blast though and it was a much needed release. I used to go dancing all the time and miss it so much.

    So I am definitely going to make the carrot soup, however change some ingredients and make it a hot soup. Also, I am completely smitten with fresh figs. I've been dreaming about them since our trip. Some ideas include: fig jam, fig ice cream (either coconut or alternative milk based), fig balsamic vinaigrette, and some sort of a fig cookie. And, here's some great news...our neighbor's fig tree is growing figs as we speak and there's a TON on our side of the fence. Woot-Woot!

  3. Heather @Gluten-Free CatOctober 1, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    What a great way to enjoy pesto! I froze some a few weeks ago. Time to thaw a little for snacking tomorrow!



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