Children have a whole lot of growing to do. In order for them to grow up healthy and strong, it is important that each child has a healthy and well-balanced diet including when it comes to their snacks. However, finding the right snack for your kid’s needs can sometimes feel easier said than done. Continue reading
With the holiday season coming up soon, the stores are already filled with the traditional holiday treats from the fun pumpkin shaped lollipops to the refreshing flavor of candy canes. However, if you are looking for something special for your holiday events, we’d recommend grabbing a few of our mouth-watering pecan candy treats this year. Continue reading
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With the holidays coming up, eating healthier can seem like an almost impossible task, especially when you’re visiting with the family. However, the key to achieving a healthy diet is to begin with small steps. We’d recommend making your first step with some of our delicious cracked pecans. Continue reading
The holiday season is coming up soon and it’s time to shop. However, finding the perfect gift for your special someone can be stressful. While some family members aren’t secretive about what they want, others can seem almost impossible to shop for. Continue reading
Having trouble finding a unique gift for a beloved friend or family member? Looking for something healthy to share with the kids this holiday season? Want to impress that special someone who seems to have everything? Continue reading
The holiday season is around the corner. Enjoyable moments are shared either from the excitement of gifts or to getting to spend time with family. In addition, everyone knows the best part of every holiday celebration is the delicious treats to feast on. Therefore, pecan recipes are a must have on hand item for this time of year. Continue reading
Autumn is finally here. The leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp, and you can finally throw on a cozy sweater and enjoy a hot mug of cocoa. Continue reading
Health benefits make investigating all about pecans worthwhile. Pecans get their origins from Mexico and the southcentral and southeastern regions of the US. While not technically a nut, and instead a drupe (a fruit with a single stone or pit surrounded by a husk), the pecan is still everyone’s favorite ‘nut’ – and for good reason. Continue reading
The pecan’s versatility is such that it can be used in pesto. Using pecans as an added ingredient in a pesto recipe adds an interesting flavor. Pecans will also enhance the overall nutritional value of any dish because of all the different vitamins and minerals found in them.
Chipotle Pecan Pesto uses pecans instead of pine nuts. To view recipe go to http://www.delishplan.com/chipotle-pecan-pesto/
What is pesto? A sauce that is made with basil, pine nuts, olive oil, and grated Parmesan cheese blended together and served hot or cold over pasta, fish, or meat. Pesto originated around the 16th century in the northern Italy. The name Pesto comes from the Genoese word pestâ. Pestâ means to pound or to crush.
Here is a list of different ways to use pesto:
- On Bread – spread a generous amount of your favorite pesto on a slice of your favorite type of bread. Sprinkle with some fresh Parmesan cheese and broil until toasted and warm.
- Dip – make vegetables more exciting when you serve them with a delicious pesto dipping sauce. This goes especially well with grilled veggies during the summer.
- As a Sandwich Spread – instead of mayo on your sandwich, try pesto.
- Marinade or Meat Sauce – marinade meat in pesto with some kind of acid (vinegar or citrus juice) and a little extra olive oil added to thin it out.
- Pizza Sauce – rather than a marinara, use pesto as a sauce for your next pizza.
- Green Beans -toss 1 pound steamed green beans with 3 tablespoons pesto and the juice of 1/2 lemon.