Tomato Almond Pesto (Trapanese) Recipe

Tomato Almond Pesto is a traditional Sicilian recipe that is great to use with pasta, sandwiches or as salad dressing. For the final day of this week’s ‘Italian Sauces’ theme, I made a traditional Sicilian pesto known as Trapanese. It is nothing but a Tomato Almond pesto and a delicious variation to traditional basil pesto.…

Massamun Curry Paste Recipe (Vegan)

Massamun is supposed to be the heartiest of all Thai stew-like curries. The curry paste used to make the curry is complex and elaborate, containing more ingredients, especially dry roasted flavors, than any other curry pastes. Even though it is a long list of ingredients for the curry paste, most of them are readily available in a well stocked kitchen or a grocery store. I’ve never seen fresh galangal or kaffir lime leaves in any of the stores that I go to, but luckily I found some canned/ jarred ones in Whole Foods that I picked up right away. They…