Quick and easy side dish for your dinner tonight… SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH ZUCCHINI + BASIL AND PARMESAN
I have missed the change of season so much… especially when it comes to inspiration in my cooking. As I shift to summer recipes all I can think about is fresh produce!! It’s finally outdoor weather and I will be creating nutritious recipes to match! #farmersmarket#homegrown#eatlocal
Ingredients: * 1 spaghetti squash, roasted and flesh removed * 3 zucchinis, stems removed and quartered * 1 red bell pepper, diced * 2 ears corn, shucked and cut off the cob (you can use frozen or canned) * 2 tbsp olive oil * 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced * 1 lemon, juice of * ¼ cup fresh basil, leaves only and roughly chopped * ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated (plus more for topping) * Salt and Pepper, to taste ____________________________________________
Instructions: Start by roasting the squash. Step-by-step instructions on how to roast the perfect spaghetti squash #ontheblog#thewelldressedkitchen Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add garlic then add the zucchini and red pepper. Allow to cook for a few minutes until veggies start to soften then add corn. Continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes and finish with the juice of a lemon. Once the veggies are soft remove from heat and immediately stir in prepared spaghetti squash, basil, and parmesan cheese. Top with more basil and cheese before serving #spaghettisquash#basil#parmesan
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Constantly asked to provide recipes so lets try this out. My Basil Pesto. Ready?
1. Get yourself a Mortar and Pestle. They’re $15 at Ikea or on Amazon and will change your kitchen game forever. Your welcome.
2. Take 3-4 cloves of garlic and a pinch of salt and begin to crush the garlic until it forms a paste.
3. Once that has been accomplished toss in a handful of fresh basil and continue to press and crush the garlic and basil. I add maybe 2 handfuls of basil. Taste it yourself to see if you want more or less.
4. Add in pine nuts(if the grocery store is trash get cashews) here I use about a 1/4 of a cup or 3 tablespoons worth of nuts 🥜. 5. Now the most important part. GRATED PARMESAN 😁. And a healthy amount of it too. Im talking about almost 1 full cup. I grate mine and continuously add more so I can decide when I put enough in.
6. Lastly 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil. At first add about a tablespoon at a time and stir to incorporate. You dont want your pesto looking broken and the oil sitting on the top. You worked hard for this. Care for it. •
🌿Basil 🌿 •••Have you ever thought of this Herb as more than a garnish or ingredient for food? Basil acts medicinally for the digestive and nervous system. It eases gas and stomach cramps and prevents/ relieves nausea and vomiting. Chew or Mash a few fresh Basil leaves for a poultice, apply to painful insect bites for quick relief. It is also mildly sedative, treating irritability, fatigue, depression, anxiety and insomnia. #Basil#herbalhealing#herbalhealth#vegan#healwithplants