Kale Cilantro Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

Kale Cilantro Pesto with Zucchini Noodles

Creamy, flavorful & rich! I can’t ask anymore from this nutrient packed pesto. This pesto sauce is not only easy & quick to make, but versatile as well. Tonight I used it for a zucchini pesto, but try it on toast, make a pizza with it, or even as a dip for raw veggies. Ingredients: 3 – 4 Cloves of Garlic 2 Cups Kale 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice 1/2 Cup Avocado (About 1/4 of a Florida Avocado or 1 Haas Avocado) 3/4 Teaspoon Salt 1 bunch of Cilantro 1/2 Cup Walnuts, toasted 1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast (optional) 3 Zucchini (to make the pasta) Pulse the garlic in a food processor till finely minced. Add the kale and pulse till broken down. Then add the lime juice, avocado & salt and puree. Once this is all mixed, add the remaining ingredients and process till smooth. Toss with the zucchini noodles. Add the sauce a little at a time, you won’t need all the sauce for the pasta. To make Zucchini Noodles, you can either use a mandolin to slice into long strands, julienne the zucchini, use a julienne peeler, or a spiralizer. I like to use the spiralizer. It’s an easy tool to have on hand in the kitchen to make a variety of vegetable...
Coconut Noodle Salad with Curry Ginger Dressing

Coconut Noodle Salad with Curry Ginger Dressing

Coconuts Everywhere! I have had an abundance of coconuts for the past few weeks…As much as I love the simplicity of drinking coconut water right out of the coconut and then scooping out the meat… it was time for me to eat it another way. That’s right… Coconut noodles! This was a light refreshing salad for a hot day, but what I like about it most is that it has all the flavors that I grew up with. For the Salad: Coconut Meat from 2 Coconuts, Julienne 2 Cups Red Cabbage, Shredded 1 Cup Carrots, Shredded 1-2 heads Baby Bok Choy, Sliced Thinly 1/4 Cup Cilantro, Chopped For the Dressing: 2-3 teaspoons Jamaican Curry Powder (If you use a milder curry, you may need more) 1 Garlic Clove, Finely Minced 2-3 teaspoons freshly grated ginger 3 Tablespoons Coconut, Apple Cider or Rice Vinegar 3 Tablespoons Honey Mix dressing ingredients together and toss with salad....
Quick & Easy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Quick & Easy Cilantro Lime Dressing

It’s always great when you can have dinner ready in 20 minutes on a busy day. I threw together this quick dressing to serve over a southwestern style Buddha Bowl.   Cilantro Lime Dressing: 1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup water 2 cloves garlic Juice of 1 lime Good pinch of salt 2 tablespoons hemp oil 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1/4 – 1/2 a jalapeno seeded Blend dressing ingredients in a high speed blender till smooth. This makes about 1 cup. Can’t wait to try it over tacos! For the Salad: Mix together any grains, greens, veggies & protein you may have on hand. For a southwestern style bowl try some of these: a Spring Mix or any other Green Brown Rice or Quinoa Tomatoes Corn Black Beans or Pinto Beans Avocado Oven Baked Plantains Bell Peppers Green Onions Walnut Taco...