16 December 2013

Broccoli pesto

Broccoli pesto
I first made pesto when I was living on my own at University. On my kitchen windowsill sat three happy herb plants; parsley, mint and basil.
The basil plant always did a little too well. I would come back from class or work, and it felt like the plant had grown another 5cm. I was constantly adding basil to dishes so none of the herb would go to waste.

Even now I do not like having food go to waste. So when we had a growing collection of left over stalks from broccoli I decided to turn it into broccoli pesto. It is great to toss in with roasted vegetables, a cold pasta dish or on roasted sardines. I opted for some pistachio nuts as we had no pine nuts in the house. Necessity is definitely the mother of invention. This will make 1 1/2 - 2 cups.

Ingredients 
2 cups of raw broccoli stems
1/2 cup of pistachios roasted
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan
1/2 cup of olive oil
1/2 tablespoons grated lemon
Salt and pepper to taste 

How to put it together
Place all the ingredients into your blender or food processor and blend. If you find the consistency is not smooth enough add olive oil until mixture is at a consistency you enjoy. Freeze what you don't use and write on the jars how much is in there. That way you know if you have 1/2 cup or 1 cup frozen. The pesto will be good to freeze for six months

Optional: Add basil leaves. Basil leaves have a sweet peppery taste. If you add basil leaves wait until the end to see if the pesto needs any pepper.
  1. I am very happy to read and look at this website, greetings from me and I am waiting for your visit on my website. thank you

    ReplyDelete
  2. Mineral deficiencies found resep soto ayam in green vegetables, including broccoli, is one of the causes of leg cramps. But most people do not realize they are experiencing cramps induced by micro nutrient deficiencies.

    People who often experience leg cramps also just doing massage around the area muscle cramps or get up and stretch their legs. Usually it is only relieve the symptoms alone because the next day will be back muscle cramps.

    Two different studies concluded that taking supplements resep kuah bakso containing magnesium oxide can cope with cramps in the calves or the small muscles in the legs, especially at night.

    Actually, the mineral is also found in many green vegetables, nuts, whole Cereal, and peanut butter. But required considerable quantities of minerals to meet the needs of the body.

    Low magnesium levels closely associated resep opor ayam with leg cramps at night. Although magnesium is available in various forms and preparations for the body vary, but the magnesium oxide has been shown to be more effective than other types of magnesium," said John Miles, Emma Derbyshire, a nutritionist.

    The content of sulforaphane in broccoli are known to inhibit inflammation and cartilage resep nasi uduk damage associated with leg cramps. Unfortunately we have to eat broccoli in large quantities every day to get the benefits.

    Therefore, experts pharmaceutical synthesis to make resep mie goreng products in the form of a supplement. A single dose is equivalent to 2.5 kilograms of broccoli every day.

    ReplyDelete

Start typing and press Enter to search