Good Morning! Just downloaded an app to my phone to make my life easier. It's called Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen. Dr. Greger has written a book called How Not To Die. Sounds a little frightening, right? The book is full of helpful advice about what to eat and what not to eat to avoid some of our many causes of diseases. The first part of the book is about the prevention of diseases.
However, the second part of the book is what I want to direct you to. It is full of suggestions by Dr. Greger (research based) explaining what foods to eat to be healthy. His philosophy is whole-food, plant-based nutrition. Of course, it is your choice to add meats to your food plan if you wish. The foods we should eat on a daily basis, according to Dr. Greger, are beans, berries, other fruits, cruciferous vegetables, greens, other vegetables, flaxseeds, nuts, spices, whole grains, beverages and we should exercise for 90 minutes daily. That list is a l...
So, do you think I'm crazy using parsley instead of basil for my pesto? Actually, it was quite refreshing. I found the recipe in a magazine for children in the library. The magazine is called Chop Chop, the fun cooking magazine for families. The mission of the magazine is to inspire and teach kids to cook and eat real food with their families. The photographs show children making the quick and easy recipes.
I gave the Parsley Pesto a try and here it is.
2 medium-size bunches of fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 cup lightly toasted walnuts, pecans, pine nuts or almonds
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup olive oil ( I didn't need that much)
Pull the leaves off of the parsley stems and throw the stems away or add them to your compost pile. Wash the leaves really well in a sink full of cold water.
Drain in a colander and spin in a salad spinner.
Put the parsley, garlic, nuts, cheese and salt in the...