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Dressings, Marinades & Sauces

  • Basic Basil Pesto

    July 25, 2016

    This is my basic basil pesto recipe. It is great to use a blender or food processor for this task. Make as much as you can, use what you need, and save the rest. Fill ice cube trays with pesto, freeze, and pop them into freezer bags for future use.

  • Avocado Pesto

    July 25, 2016

    We love this Avocado Pesto recipe because it uses the healthy fats from avocados, nuts and olive oil! Try this instead of guacamole for a change and serve it with sliced jicama, celery or carrots. We adapted this recipe from

  • Chicken or Curry Stock

    January 22, 2016

    This is your basic chicken or turkey stock. Any recipe is just an idea; make it yours by adding your favorite flavors to the stocks. This will not taste like boxed stock! It will be more of a flavored water until you spice it up and create a soup, stew or sauce.

  • Light Mushroom Sauce

    November 15, 2015

    This easy and light mushroom sauce is great alternative to heavy gravies. It is light and works well with turkey, chicken, pork, potatoes and even pasta. It’s a great addition to any Thanksgiving or Christmas recipe!

  • Kale Salad with Blueberries & Goat Cheese

    September 7, 2015

    The Kale trend exists for a reason. Not only is it packed with vitamins and nutrients, but it tastes pretty delicious too! Here’s one of our favorite Branch and Vine recipes featuring a Kale Salad with Blueberries and Goat Cheese.

  • Kale Salad with Hazelnut-Balsamic Vinaigrette

    July 13, 2012

    Kale Salad with Hazelnut-Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Yield: 4 servings

    Serving size: Just over 1 cup salad

    Kale Salad

    4          cups chopped kale
    2          tablespoons chopped, toasted hazelnuts
    2         …