Friday, 19 May 2017

Raw "Pasta" with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto


Ciao!

This pasta isn't really pasta at all but rather a salad disguised as spaghetti with pesto. Spiralized carrots and zucchinis are topped with a hemp seed and sun-dried tomato pesto for an almost raw version of pesto pasta. I have no problems at all with real pasta and carbs in general (in fact I love carbs and don't think that they should be avoided). This recipe is simply a fun way to enjoy more raw veggies :)

This week I'm doing a concious decision to meditate more. I have somehow fallen off the meditation wagon the last few months and miss how good I feel when I meditate regularly. Right now I'm using some different mindfulness apps which are so convenient. I've also taken some micro breaks (like 10 seconds) at work for simply closing my eyes and taking a couple deep breaths. As a former sufferer from GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and insomnia, these little habits are so important!

I wish you the nicest weekend ♥.



Raw "Pasta" with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Serves 4 as a side


Pesto
8 sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 big or 1 small lemon, juice + finely grated zest
4 tbsp shelled hemp seeds
1 tbsp tahini
4 tbsp finely chopped fresh or frozen basil
Herbal salt, paprika powder and black pepper, to taste
2 tbsp nutritional yeast, optional

2 zucchinis, spiralized into noodles
2 carrots, peeled and spiralized into noodles
1 big fistful of cherry or baby plum tomatoes, halved
2 big fistfuls of baby spinach, roughly chopped

1. Soak the sun-dried tomatoes in hot water for about 10 minutes or until soft. Then squeeze out all the liquid. Blend them together with all the other pesto ingredients until smooth. The pesto will be quite thick, almost like a hummus consistency.
2. Assemble the veggie noodles, baby spinach and tomatoes in a big bowl. Add the pesto and stir it into the veggies (this is easiest done with your hands).
3. Serve with an extra sprinkle of basil and hemp seeds. And some perfectly ripe avocado if you're lucky. Enjoy!

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