zucchini linguine, basil pesto & spinach

I’m sharing a really special secret with you. This salad is my Absolute Fave!

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Because my husband’s motto is ‘it’s not a meal unless there’s meat in it’ I usually make this when I’m alone or as a side dish for dinner.

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Ingredients:
serves one
– 1 zucchini, made into vegetable “linguine” (using a vegetable slicer like a Spirooli aka Chef Avenue 3-in1 Vegetable Slicer)
– 1 tbsp basil pesto
– 1 tbsp pinenuts or sliver almonds, toasted
– handful baby spinach
– 2 tbsp grated pecorino or parmesan

Method:
Mix all ingredients; zucchini “linguine”, basil pesto, toasted nuts & baby spinach together in a large bowl. Top with grated pecorino and serve!

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banana pancakes | paleo style

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Remember when I wrote about becoming a cavewoman [this post]?  Well, it’s been three weeks living the paleo diet and I’m feeling fantastic. I’ve dropped a couple of kilograms as well!!!

I’m not a good baker on the best of days, so I’ve had a few kitchen fails with the paleo baking (burnt muffins, failed bread…) but these pancakes are awesome! I got the recipe from Ultimate Paleo Guide [here] but it’s not just for paleoists; they’re flour-free, gluten-free and tasty, so give them a try!

Paleo Banana Pancakes

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (like peanut butter but made from almonds)
  • butter for frying
  • toppings of your choice*

*if you’re paleo, keep it in the family. I topped mine with goats yoghurt, maple syrup & raspberries (but caramelized banana would have been awesome).

mixed ingredients
mixed ingredients

METHOD

  • mix ingredients together, fry in batches
  • serve with toppings
  • feeds two people
fry it up!
fry it up!

Yummo!!! Enjoy!

sunday

a good book

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a cup of tea

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a scented candle

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catching up on shows

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some fresh air

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time out for my first shellac

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planning for the week ahead

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a nourishing dinner

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and now early to bed….

on another note, no TV show can replace FRINGE but I’m hoping JJ Abrams creates something new & awesome soon to fill the gaping hole in my SciFi.
RIP Olivia, Peter, Walter, Etta, Astrid, Broyles & the rest of the Fringe team. You’ve been awesome.