Lemony Pesto and Kale Tortellini

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could major in something awesome?

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Like, “Hi, my name is Kaylie and I majored in Food with concentrations in Baking, Cooking, and Wine.” Or “I majored in Yoga with minors in Bartending and Island Hopping.” Or “I majored in Crafting with minors in Reading and Piano.”

But no, we have to major in things like Business and Political Science and Chemistry in order to get a job. And then sometimes you still don’t get a job. Tough luck, this world.

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Despite the fact that I majored in Exercise Science and minored in Spanish, I’m going to pretend with my blog alter ego that I majored in Food with concentrations in Baking, Cooking, and Wine. I excelled in Cooking and slid by in Baking and Wine. But that’s okay.

So, with my Bachelor of Science in Food, I am sharing this fabulously delicious recipe with you. Consider yourself lucky and well-fed. My boyfriend has these amazing friends who share food with me sometimes. Homegrown kale to me is like candy to a child.

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did find a worm in the kale, but I got past it and stuck some yummy kale in this perfect marriage of citrus and pesto and pasta.

Lemony Pesto & Kale Tortellini

1 package Biutoni 3-cheese tortellini
2 cups kale, torn
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
2-3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
3-4 tbsp pesto

1. Cook pasta according to directions.
2. In a bowl, combine kale and parsley.
3. Drain pasta and add to bowl.
4. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and pesto.


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