Right now, I have plenty of cilantro. It grows like weeds in my garden. I love cilantro. In honor of this prolific herb, I created a fresh pesto recipe. This recipe is dairy-free, and the lime juice keeps it fresh long after other pesto sauces would expire. See some recommendations for gluten-free pasta here . Cilantro Pesto 2 C fresh cilantro leaves from your garden 1/3 C Brazil nuts or walnuts 1 clove garlic 1/3 C extra-virgin olive oil 1 squirt lime juice 1/4-1/2 tsp salt ground white pepper to taste Blend all ingredients in a food processor until evenly minced, scraping down the sides as you go. Taste for balance of flavors and adjust. Serve tossed with hot pasta. It's that easy!
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I went to visit some family in Denver this weekend and was pleased to find many more gluten-free options than I had the last time I visited. I even had a few surprises: some really good gluten-free pizza, and a gluten-free beer I'd never even heard of before! Here I thought I was up on all the cutting-edge news for gluten-free beer, and I found a new one thanks to my mom's iPhone app, which led us to Papou's Pizza . From the outside, it just looks like a run-of-the-mill pizza joint in an average Denver strip mall. However, Papou's serves some really good gluten-free pizza. It's New England-style Pizza with a Greek influence - meaning lots of good roasted vegetable toppings. I got the Mediterranean, which was roasted eggplant, fresh tomatoes, and feta. The normal pizza crust looked good, too, and the place was a real crowd-pleaser. We didn't all get gluten-free, but everyone from my 5-year-old niece to my grandmother liked the place, which is as it shoul