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Friday, November 9, 2012

Eggplant and Spinach Pesto and Last Chance Survey

Lately, I find I've been making pestos and purees out of all kinds of things.  It's my sneaky way of getting the boys to gobble up their veggies.  If you turn anything into a sauce that can be served with whole wheat noodles, my boys will eat it...for now anyways.  I'm embracing the opportunity!

Yesterday, I made a very yummy eggplant pesto.  It was sooo good, I have to share the recipe.  I give you...

Roasted Eggplant and Spinach Pesto

1 medium eggplant
1/8 cup whole almonds
3 cloves garlic
2 cups packed spinach leaves
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
Juice of one lemon
Splash of olive oil
Salt, to taste

Roast your eggplant in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes while your almonds soak, completely submerged in water.  Once the eggplant has cooled, scoop out the flesh and discard the skin.  Drain the almonds.  Combine all of the ingredients in your food processor and process away to puree the ingredients.  Use as a sauce for pasta, a spread for toast, or toss potatoes in it before roasting.  The options are endless.  What a nutritious, yummy sauce!

Try it out and let me know what you think!

I came across this survey on Best Body Fitness and decided to join the ranks of the survey-taking blog folks.  Here goes....  Thanks, Tina, for the inspiration!
Last Chance Survey
Last food you ate…

Breakfast was scrambled tofu, sauteed peppers and onions and half a whole wheat bagel with some eggplant and spinach pesto.
Last beverage you drank…

Water.  I was guzzling it at the gym.  My new favorite way to drink water is with cucumber slices in it.  So refreshing!
Last workout…

Just ran to the gym (pushing the boys) , did a full body ladder weigh lifting workout, then ran home (pushing the boys back home.)  
Last thing you pinned…

Vegan Mac 'N Cheese...I'm intrigued.
Last text message you sent…

Chatting with my husband about the boys' fun morning at the family place.  They loved brushing the dog's teeth.  I hope now they'll be more excited about letting me brush theirs.
Last blog you visited…

Women Living Well.  Love the daily inspiration.  Today's post made my mouth water...

Last time you did ab work…

This morning.  You can't tell by looking at me, but I do ab work daily.  Still working on that diastasis recti.  It's not pretty guys!
Last show you watched…

I don't watch much TV, I seriously turn it on once or twice a week, but I did watch Dolphin Tale from Netflix last night.  What a sweet story.  Not my typical movie, but a good one nonetheless.  I recommend it!

Last thing you baked…

I just made a very healthy carrot cake bundt cake to take to a brunch tomorrow.  Hope it is well received   
Last thing you instagrammed…

Last item on your to-do list today…
Adjust the boys' car seats...thanks for the tip Jenny!

Have a great weekend!  

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