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Yum Basil…

I get asked this question a lot, “How do you make basil pesto?” I answer with this recipe almost every time. Enjoy this basil pesto recipe and let me know what you think. -Cheers * This is dedicated to my friend Leilani who loves Basil. 🙂 Classic Basil Pesto Recipe Ingredients: 4 cups of fresh basil leaves 5 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup of pine nuts 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil   Directions: Combine basil parmesean cheese, pine nuts, and garlic in… Read more Yum Basil…

Herbed Bread

I made this really easy herbed bread today and thought I would share. Great to use for sandwiches and just eating it by itself is yummy as well.  Herbed Bread Recipe: Ingredients: 2/3 cup of milk 2 eggs 2 tsp of honey 1 tbsp of white sugar 3 cups of bread flour 1 1/2 tsp of salt 1 tsp of fresh rosemary 1 tsp of fresh basil 1 tsp of fresh dill 1 1/2 tbsp of butter 2 tsp of active dry yeast Directions: If using a bread mixer, add… Read more Herbed Bread

Basil Simple Syrup

This syrup is great in many recipes, but my favorite is in lemonade and iced teas. It’s about time I make a basil syrup!! -Enjoy- Basil Simple Syrup Recipe- Ingredients- 1 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of water 1/2 cup of basil leaves- washes Directions- Combine all three ingredients in a pot over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved then remove from heat. Let the syrup cool completely then pour the syrup into a fine sieve into a jar. Great in mojitos… Read more Basil Simple Syrup

Lemon Basil Roasted Chicken

Lemon Basil Roasted Chicken Recipe- ( My favorite ingredients combined, lemon & basil.) Prep Time- 10 minutes Cook Time- 20 minutes Serves- 4 Ingredients- 4 boneless chicken breasts sea salt & ground pepper to taste 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 1 cup of chicken broth 2 tsp of white wine 1 bunch of fresh basil chopped or 2 tbsp of gourmet garden herb blend 2 tsp of garlic minced 1 lemon- zest, save juice * optional- 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese for the top Directions- 1. Season chicken… Read more Lemon Basil Roasted Chicken

Hello Wednesday! :)

It is almost time for featured recipe Thursday. Don’t be shy, submit over your best mediterranean or Greek recipes. Please email me at kouzounaslive@gmail.com Today’s recipe is Marinated Cucumbers. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of Gaea’s thyme balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup of white sugar 1/2 tsp of sea salt 1/2 tsp of ground pepper 2 cucumbers sliced and peeled 1/4 cup of sweet onion-sliced 1 bunch of fresh basil- chopped 1 lemon Directions: Whisk together vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and herbs. Place dressing over cucumbers and onion, and cover in refrigerator over… Read more Hello Wednesday! 🙂

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