Happy St. Patricks Day with Pesto Courgetti
This week has been better! Not that I’ve got much done though! But at least I’ve had a bit of a rest and restored my energy! 🙂 As promised, I’m actually managing to post twice this week! 😀
Today is St. Patricks Day – not that we celebrate it, but it is becoming more popular here in the UK. St. Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland and 17th March is the date of his death. In Ireland this day is a Public Holiday and people celebrate by remembering and enjoying all things Irish! The ‘Shamrock’ a young sprig of the clover plant was said to have been used as a metaphor by St. Patrick in explaining the Holy Trinity of his Christian religion. Today, the green Shamrock is a well recognised and widely used symbol of Ireland – I am sure today especially you will see a few Shamrocks posted around the web – or if you’re out tonight – you might see some St. Patrick day celebrations!
The past week, I’ve been trying to include more raw food in my diet – mainly because I was so exhausted that I just needed an instant boost without taking a load of pills! 😀 It definitely worked – I even managed to get out in the garden and pull up a few weeds in preparation for the growing season… oh what to grow this year!? Lots more greens I think – spinach, kale and rocket maybe? Oops! Sidetracked – back to this recipe!
You must have fresh basil, but the other ingredients can be swapped for whatever you have! For example if you really don’t like courgette, use carrot instead or if you really must – just regular spaghetti! 🙂 The spiralising is important! but if you don’t have a fantastic gadget for this, just slice your veg into long thin strips! 🙂 Then, if you don’t have pine nuts, use sunflower seeds or even almonds. You can exclude the nutritional yeast if you don’t have it – add a finely grated (vegan) cheese instead! This is a delicious pesto which you can stir through noodles, spread in a sandwich or use as a dip… yumyum!
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Pesto Courgetti (Vegan & Free-From)
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