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Saturday, August 23, 2008

beachgreens bounty and walnut basil pesto without all the fat

our beachgreens veggie/fruit was delivered on thursday and its always such a nice surprise to find out what goodies we got this week. this crate included: japanese eggplants, chard, corn, onions, giant, juicy heirloom tomatoes, oranges, first of the season apples, avocados!, grapes (so good!!), green beans, teeny purple bell peppers, fennel, cucumbers, zucchini, and basil.
we currently have an overabundance of basil right now, thankfully, the cabbage worms that have devoured most of our garden have somehow spared our basil. that reminds me, anyone have any advice on destroying those cabbage worms? argghh....

thursday was a nice breezy and warm day. we spent most of the day at a wonderful place up in l.a. called The Treehouse Social Club (click above for the direct link). we were pooped and needed a quick and healthy meal. i whipped up a batch of basil walnut pesto, a batch that doesn't bust the gut and added it to some whole wheat couscous tossed with grilled zucchini and tomatoes. i suppose you could add more olive oil or more cheese but it tasted divine the way it was plus, all those walnuts still make it pretty deliciously fatty.


3-4 cups fresh cleaned, organic basil
3 peeled garlic cloves
2-3 tbl parmesan cheese
2-3 extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped, toasted walnuts
salt and pepper to taste

whip it all up in a blender and enjoy!

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