Penne with Sautee Veggies and Pesto

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Are you enjoying pasta as much as I am lately? Pasta is making its comeback thanks to quarantine. Hopefully we all have our pantries well stocked with a variety of pasta, they’re a game changer! We’ve known this all along but still wanted to give zoodles its five minutes of fame.

Anyway, I made this “Penne with Sautee Veggies and Pesto” for dinner the other day, my idea was to make the most out of my left over veggies from the day before. I just love how everything is green and delicious here. Zucchini, broccoli, peas, and fragrant pesto made with fresh basil from my garden.

Pasta is one of those ingredients that make the others shine and brings them together making them look like you worked really hard cooking dinner when the truth is, they’re left overs.

About pesto, this is just one way to make it. These might be the classic ingredients but you can easily modify it for whatever you have in hand. If you don’t have basil you can use spinach, kale or even frozen peas. You can add dry herbs to give it extra flavor. Also, you can sub pine nuts for almonds or walnuts. I’ve made it like that before and it is just as delicious.

I hope I give you some inspiration and ideas!

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Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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