I love using fresh basil. Tried to grow it from seed...had no luck. When I buy it from the store I usually end up throwing out half the package. I hate waste!! When I bought fresh basil this time I noticed that it looked like it was cuttings from a plant. I got out a couple of little vases and put the basil cutting in water. In a few days they sprouted roots!! In to a pot they will go!
I am going to try this with other herb cutting I find at the grocery store. Good luck with your own herbs and happy, healthy cooking!
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Like caprese but don't want the calories of a big hunk of buffo mozzarella? Substitute lowfat cottage cheese for the mozzarella. And if you don't have fresh basil, buy a plant rather than a bunch at the grocery. You can snip enough for caprese from a freshly planted basil plant.
Take a can of crushed tomatoes, chop up some veggies (mushrooms, spinach, green peppers, onions, etc) and some fresh oregano and fresh basil and load it all into a blender or food processor on the pulse setting and you get a veggie loaded home made pasta sauce. The vegtables are hidden!485
If it comes in a box, jar, or can, think long and hard about how many of its ingredients are worthy of your improving body. Look for fresh, organic alternatives.
Choose fresh, organic alternatives. Instead of boxed pasta, bake a nice spaghetti squash. pull the "spaghetti" out with a fork. Cover it with freshly peeled, de-seeded and minced tomatoes, fresh garlic,, and fresh basil! YUMMY! Instead of canned veggies, buy colorful fresh, organic veggies!
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