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I harvested some more garden basil the other day, enough to make about four more batches of Isa’s Classic Pesto from VWaV.
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I decided to use this and the rest of the seitan (VWaV) from my previous entry along with some Tofu-Basil Ricotta (VWaV) to make a couple of the most vengeful vegan pizzas ever.

I apologize beforehand for my terrible lighting situation.

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In sliced format.
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And an inside-shot.
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I got my first good harvest of basil from the garden yesterday and made a double recipe of of Isa’s “Classic Pesto” from Vegan With A Vengeance. Good stuff, I highly recommend it!

Here over sourdough and rotini.
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Yeah, yeah I know that’s a lot of carbs or something (I’m no nutritionist). This was just the last stuff I had on hand before a grocery store trip. My meals don’t usually look that one-sided, Anyways, the pesto was good! I’ve already made another batch since then.

Well, things are going pretty well out in the garden.

Here is the salad mix I failed miserably at eating. I probably got about of a dozen salads out of it, I just planted way too much! Here it’s all bolted and turns out to be a bunch of mustard. I thought it was a little spicy.
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There’s the cilantro hiding between the kale and fava beans. It’s kind of a tangle but it still tastes great!
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My tomatoes finally reached the tops of their cages, but the basil and peppers are taking their sweet time. The weather has been weird lately.
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Here are the corn and bush beans I planted.
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Also honeydew, squash, and eggplant (left to right).
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That artichoke is still hanging in there, now with a sunflower and a bunch of random mint.
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So I figured it was time to do something with that cilantro and decided to make some pesto, which I found a recipe for at Simply Recipes.

Here’s my cilantro harvest, it’s about half of what I had growing. I thought I had more than I did! This stuff goes fast.
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The Magic Bullet kind of came through for me on this one, but required a bit of coaxing. It turned out great in the end though!
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Then I blended up (again with a little coaxing) the leftover onions, some garlic, and Italian Seasoning with some Smart Ground sausage. tI turned out kind of a weird texture, but really tasty. Here I am sautéing the sausage with mushrooms to go with some pesto rotini.
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It actually all looked much prettier today as leftovers!
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