Treating noodles like a slab of bread, topped with pesto and served with a garden fresh salad for a delicious lunch. Some pesto’s are thin; some are oily and others like a sauce. My pesto is thick, more like a spread, a dip and of course yummy on pasta. Today, I made a Vegan Pesto from organic garden fresh kale and wild fresh nettles that was plentiful in my garden. I also added some fresh organic basil, hemp seeds, walnuts, garlic scapes, virgin olive oil and ume vinegar. I love nuts and seeds, and have made pesto with almonds, sunflower seeds and even hazelnuts. Hemp seeds and walnuts pack a wallop of omega 3’s healthy fats. Hemp seeds are a complete protein, high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, a super food. The garden fresh salad with nasturtiums and some local goat feta creates a delicious gluten free, vegetarian rainbow lunch.Continue reading
Butternut squash, teff and millet create naturally sweet croquettes. Sprinkling ground almonds before frying the croquettes in ghee makes for rich comfort food. Serve as an appetizer or main course with a creamy white sauce. Continue reading
AmoreTerra Magazine, Matteo Lusiani, interviews Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet about ancient grains and how to make an apple pie with spelt flour. Here is the interview in English followed by the Italian translation. AmoreTerre means love and earth. Please enjoy: Continue reading
In this gorgeous golden dish, naturally sweet-flavored millet is paired with carrots, but you could also use delicata or butternut squash to create a similar effect. If you like, you can substitute other vegetables for some of the carrots. Leeks or cauliflower florets would be good choices.