Orzo with Parmesan and Basil. A really tasty, and quick, pasta side dish. Verdict: Yummy! We didn't have fresh basil, so it wasn't AS good as it could be, but still a great side dish with Italian seasoned chicken breast. Not sure if you really need 3 tbs of butter, I used a bit less of Smart Balance instead. Will make again, hopefully with fresh basil though.
Incredible Baked Meatballs. Sound Yummy! -1lb hamburger, (grass-fed if possible) 2 eggs, beaten with 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 1 cup panko or bread crumbs 1 small onion, minced or grated 2 cloves garlic, minced (to taste) 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon salt freshly ground pepper to taste 1/4 cup minced fresh basil ~Mix all ingredients with hands. Form into golfball sized meatballs. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Really weird we just made this last night! Best pesto I've ever had! We put it in ice cube trays and froze to add to whatever you're making! "HOMEMADE" Basil Pesto-2 cups basil, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1/3 cup olive oil, 1 tablespoon pine nuts