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Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.
38 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York 12572 USA -  845-876-2626
Vegetarian - Vegan - Animal Rights - Health - Nutrition - Environment

The mission of the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc. is to promote the vegetarian ethic in the Mid-Hudson (New York) region, educate the community and aid anyone in the pursuit of a totally vegetarian (vegan) cruelty-free and healthful lifestyle.


Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

This is wonderful to make when there is lots of fresh basil in your (or your neighbors) garden. However, it is good enough to justify buying fresh basil at the store in any season. Use as a spread on crackers or bread. Wonderful for entertaining or why wait? Put it in a lunch box. It also works well as a topping for noodles or rice.

I cup sundried tomatoes (not the ones in oil)
1/2 cup sliced or whole almonds
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Fresh basil about 1/2 cup. loosely packed
Extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil to taste
Possibly salt, but many sundried tomatoes are salty – taste first About 1/2 teaspoon of oregano or Italian seasoning

This is all done in the food processor, do the almonds first, then add the basil then the tomatoes and garlic and seasonings. Add the olive oil last, you may do this in the process or transfer to a bowl and add and mix with a fork until you get the consistency you want. If watching fats, use a small amount of oil and some water to get the desired texture.

I took this to a potluck – the man next to me said "I really wish I had a BIG steak". I restrained my self and said nothing. Then he took a bite of this dish and said; "Now that’s really good!" So offer this to your carnivorous friends as well as to fellow vegetarians.

Roberta Schiff
Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society, Inc.

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