Pure Bar

What does one do on a day off? Watch TV of course. While watching Home & Family in the Hallmark Channel, I discovered Pure Bar. A vegetarian, vegan, organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free snack company.

Created by Veronica Bosgraaf, a mother inspired by her daughter questioned eating animals when she was only six years old. Granted being a vegetarian is not for everyone. I know I tried and I couldn’t do it. However, I am a firm believer that more vegetables in your life will make you a better and healthier human. And we should be continuous what we consume and feed our families.

She shared this incredible recipe of Linguine with Tomatoes and Avocado Pesto that I have to try. And because of that, I had to share with you.

Vegetarian Linguine

Linguine with Tomatoes and Avocado Pesto

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup pine nuts, crushed
  • 1 whole avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tomatoes, cored and chopped
  • 1 (12-ounce) package linguine


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the basil, pine nuts, avocado, and oil. Mash the ingredients together with a potato masher until well blended. Alternatively, pulse the ingredients in a food processor until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add the salt and season to taste with pepper. Makes about 1 1⁄2 cups.
  2. Cook the linguine according to the package instructions. Drain and toss into a serving bowl. Add the pesto and toss well. Top with the tomatoes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

They also shared a recipe for Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies that is 100% worth the try. Visit the Home & Family website for the recipe.

Want to win a free an autographed copy of Veronica’s cookbook? Visit the Home & Family’s Facebook.

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