I thought about starting this entry as a 14 year old writing an essay, as in giving you the definition of whatever I’d be writing about. And you know what, it’s not that bad of an idea considering today’s topic.
I’m not going to do the whole Wesbters defines as…but today’s theme is “pesto”, which means to pound or to crush. The most traditional pesto that we all know is usually a mixture of basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, garlic and olive oil. However, I did not have those ingredients when I felt the urge, so what do you do? You improvise!
Replacing basil – spinach
Replacing pine nuts – almonds
Replacing parmesan cheese – blue cheese and mizrathi cheese
Replacing olive oil – well, you’re not going to replace olive oil!
Replacing the food processor – The Magic Bullet
There was no recipe, just throwing stuff into the Bullet until I thought the consistency and taste was where it should be and I was pretty surprised and happy! The pesto was used as a topping for baked chicken and a sauce for pasta, both turned out really nice, but I did miss the basil scent, next time!
Whatever you have in your kitchen, throw it together, you never know what you’ll end up with.