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Good day fellow stewards of the planet... Wanted to drop in and share a couple of delicious vegan recipies with ya'll... I found these here and there... Modified them them to be vegan and blood type "A" friendly all at the same time! They're also gluten free, provided you use the appropriate ingredients. Try 'em out, yo.. They're easy and fantastic... Here goes:
Spicy Kale-Almond Pesto and White Bean Pasta
1 bunch kale
4 oz. rice penne pasta (dry)
1/2 cup whole almonds, toasted
1 1/2 Tablespoons garlic (about 5 large cloves)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Juice of two lemons, divided
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 19 oz canwhite/cannellini/great northern beans (whatever's clever, eh?), rinsed and drained
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1. Cut lower stems from kale. Steam kale over 2 quarts (64oz) water for 5-7 minutes 'till tender. Transfer to a collander to drain. Do not discard water. Add pasta to water on stove and return to a boil, stirring. When pasta is al dente (sticks to the wall when tossed at it!), drain.
2. Meanwhile place almonds in a food processor (or good blender) and process untill well chopped Add garlic, nutritional yeast, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and juice of one lemon. Carefully squeeze water from steamed kale and remove stems. Discard stems. Pat dry leaves with paper towel and chop roughly. Pat dry again, and add to food processor. Process untill all ingredients are finely minced. While processing/mixing, add 2 Tablespoons olive oil untill a nice thick pesto is formed.
3. In a medium bowl, toss beans with juice of other lemon and 1/8 teaspoon sea salt.
4. In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium heat. Add paprika and fry for about 1 minute. Add kale - almond pesto and cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds. If pesto seems too thick, thin 'er out with a 'lil bit 'o' water. Add pasta and beans, and toss gently untill thouroghly heated. Serve immediatley.
Sounds good, eh!? The original recipei called for parmasean instead of the nutritional yeast, and red pepper flake instead of the paprika. It also calls for a sprinkle of frsh ground black pepper before serving... he he he. Modified it to msake it suitable for you beautiful people.
Here's hoping your ingredients are organic and clean. Here's hoping you bought them at an independant health food store or a co-op. Here's hoping you're using wooden utensils instead of plastic and metal. Here's hoping your pots and pans are stainless steel, glass or ceramic. Here's hoping you're not using aluminum, adonized surfaces, or Teflon. Here's hoping your mixing bowls are also glass, stainless steel, or ceramic. Here's hoping if you are using plastics, the recycle codes are 1, 2, 3, or 7 HDPE. And finally... Here's wishing you a beautful day, and all the abundance this world has to offer... Bless you. Peace out.