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Roasted Garlic & Bell Pepper Hummus

Hummus is so versatile! You can serve it as a dip with veggies and pita, use it as a sandwich spread, or make it one of the feature flavors in a spinach wrap or tea sandwiches. I recently received a request for a hummus recipeΒ from a loyal Green Sage reader, …

Pesto-Stuffed Mushrooms

The perfect appetizer to accompany a glass of dry red wine, or a snack to add a little “gourmet” to your afternoon. If you already have the pesto (you have tried the pistachio arugula pesto recipe I posted last week, right?), these come together easily; then it’s just a short …

Pistachio Arugula Pesto

It can be difficult to find pesto sauce at the supermarket that does not contain dairy. In case you’re unfamiliar with pesto, the classic recipe is very simple: basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and salt. Many chefs take liberties with the basics, adding spinach, walnuts or almonds, …

Steamed Buckwheat-Stuffed Kale Leaves

These steamed wraps are based on Mediterranean dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), but in this recipe I do them with an Asian twist and use a Thai-inspired flavor combination for the filling. The slight bitterness of the steamed kale leaves is a nice complement to the sweet and spicy filling. I …