Chef Brian

Chef Brian

Thursday, 26 June 2014 23:52

Chef Brian's simple pesto recipe




My simple pesto recipe

(I made this pesto recipe for several restaurants and they loved it and still use it to this day)

Recipe difficulty best for ages: d1_sm1.jpg d2 sm1 d3 sm1 d4 sm1

Recipe safety best for ages: d1_sm1.jpg d2 sm1 d3 sm1 d4 sm1


Shopping List:

3 cups packed     Fresh Basil, leaf and stems (8 ounces by weight ) approximately 3 cups packed

15 ounces          Extra virgin olive oil

2.5 cups            Parmesan cheese, fresh grated (not processed)

3 each              Garlic cloves 

1/2 tsp             Kosher salt or Sea salt (Do not use table salt/ Iodzed salt for cooking or for consumption)

Note: Traditional pesto recipes call for pine nuts, I do not use them as some people have nut allergies and for the expense I feel they do not add much flavor. I also use the stems if they are green and soft as they add flavor, nutrients and volume without compromising texture (do not waste them by throwing them out).




Do you want Mexican food for Breakfast?  Well Huevos a la Mexicana is the way to go.  If you ever wondered why the word Mexican is in the name, well the reason is because this recipe calls for Jalapenos (green), tomatoes (red), onions (white) and those my friends are the colors of the Mexican Flag.  Enjoy!  

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 01:44

Chef Brian’s Berry Blend

For the apprentice or chef on the go!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 01:22

Crack of Dawn Smoothie

What a way to start your day! 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

Kiran's Perfect Lemonade

Kiran's favorite refreshing summer drink 

Anyone for a lemonade stand??? 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 20:48

Peanut Butter & Jelly Flatbread Pizza

A new twist on two everyday favorites.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 04:08

Peanut Butter & Jelly Pizza

A new twist on two everyday favorites.


Monday, 17 June 2013 00:37

Black Bean Hummus

Try this high protein and Vegan-friendly dish.  Makes for a great addition to your lunch box.  No refrigeration needed! 

Monday, 03 June 2013 02:33

Black Bean Cakes

 These Black Bean Cakes are a great addition to any entrée.

Monday, 03 June 2013 02:32

Turkey Artichoke Panini

 This turkey artichoke panini is great option for a quick hot lunch or dinner. Enjoy

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