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
Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet picking up her autumn weekly organic share of veggies at her CSA. Here’s what’s in my basket this week: lots of salad greens: arugula, red Russian kale, tat soi, and to eat at the rainbow: daikon radish, watermelon radish, also known as rainbow radish, & red bell pepper. Eat your greens and the rainbow. As the week’s change, we can mix and match the local, organic, seasonal harvest to eat the rainbow all year round for our health and happiness.