Monday, June 2, 2014

Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs

So over the last few months, I've been a part of an awesome little work idea, a lunch club. Once a month, I cook for about 12 people. I love it. I love cooking for people. And it gives me a chance to cook for others. 

This month, I decided to cook a meal that was very simple for everyone. I made my basil pesto, baked tomatoes and potatoes with lavender salt, kale salad with an orange champagne vinaigrette, and tzatziki. And these Mediterranean meatballs.

These meatballs are made from turkey, with plenty of herbs, they're healthy and delicious. As one of my friends said, these are perfect summer meatballs. And I think they're more like delicious little Mediterranean sliders. These would be great with tzatziki, on their own, or with vegetables. I hope that you enjoy these, as they were a recipe that turned out well.  

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Basil Pesto

Ah summer, the time of delicious herbs and lighter fare. And what is one of the best ways to celebrate all of the delicious herbaciousness? Pesto, my friends. Pesto. While there are many different types of pesto to make, this is one of my favorites. Pure basil. This recipe in particular is vegan, and much healthier for you than some of the canned pesto that you will fid (which in my opinion is usually far too oily).

I did get a tip from a good friend (thanks Ari!) that toasted almonds helps step pesto up a notch. And I completely agree, the toasted almonds helps this. You can serve this pesto on pasta, sandwiches, or just eat it straight. Whatever pleases you most. Enjoy!