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Thursday, September 6

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, Homemade Chicken Soup and Tomato & White Cheese Salad

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
Mixing the Pesto with Linguine and Olive Oil

Making Homemade Chicken Soup Stock

Homemade Chicken Soup Done!

Diced Fresh Tomato and Crumbled Salty White Cheese Salad sprinkled with Dried Mint
Homemade Chicken Soup
1 whole chicken
1/2 bushel fresh coriander
1/2 pack vermicelli or other small noodle
2 lrg onions sliced
2 Maggi chicken stock cubes
1 Maggi vegetable stock cube
2 small loomis(dried lemons)
1 1/2 tsp cardamom
salt and pepper to taste
about 10 cups water
Boil chicken with all ingredients except cardamom and noodles. When chicken is cooked add noodles and cardamom to pot and simmer on low heat till noodles are cooked,turn off heat and cover till ready to serve.
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
(excerpt from AllRecipes w/out red wine)
Unaltered recipe can be found at:

4 ounces sun-dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped pine nuts
3 tablespoons chopped onion
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/3 cup crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt to taste


Place sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl and cover with warm water for 5 minutes, or until tender.
In a food processor or blender combine sun-dried tomatoes, basil, parsley, garlic, pine nuts and onion; process until well blended. Add vinegar, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes and process. Stir in olive oil and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt to taste.


Chasing Children & Recipes said...

Masha'Allah! I love pesto.

Sultana said...

BarakAllahu Fiki Sis :) I love it too!