3-minute walnut pesto

This pesto is so tasty but easy to make you will wonder why you ever bought a ready made version.

Mix in a blender to a nice pesto paste:

  • 100g walnuts
  • 1 tbs ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • juice of half a lemon
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 60g rucola

Serve with your favourite pasta on a bed of rucola.  Here I have combined with wholemeal ravioli, alfalfa sprouts and sautéed mushrooms.

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Easy baked potato

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For a great tasty version of a baked potato, try this.

Mix together the following:

  • 6 tbs olive oil
  • 3 heaped tbs grated cheese
  • 2 large minced cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbs chives
  • fresh pepper
  • chopped bacon (optional)

Slice thinly 5 medium sized unpeeled potatoes making sure not to slice to the very bottom.

Gently insert the above mixture in between most of the slices.

Bake at 230oC for 45 minutes.

Serve with a simple fresh green salad.