Since having dental surgery last week, my diet has consisted of frozen yogurt and soup. But one can only eat ice cream and Ramen noodles for so long. So, after a few days of recovering, I decided it was time to get back in the kitchen and make soup that I would actually enjoy. This gourmet tomato soup with lemon arugula pesto sure did the trick. I’d never made arugula pesto before, and I’ve got to say, I might even prefer it to basil pesto!
It’s no secret that I’m a huge chicken fan. The meat is versatile, easy to cook and high in protein. Since my freezer is always stocked with chicken, I’m constantly on the hunt for unique recipes to spruce up a plain chicken breast. This roasted red pepper and tomato sauce sure did the trick. It was scrumptious drizzled over chicken and rice, and I can imagine it working wonderfully as a pasta sauce.
Since I won’t post again until next week, I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. I’ll be baking up a storm on Saturday morning for my boss’ Christmas party that night. Pressure’s on. ;)