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Spinach Pesto

This sauce is bright and tangy, colorful and simply delicious. It is divine on flatbread pizzas, toast, eggs, chicken, rice and more. Whip up a batch and try it for yourself!

Check out my recipe for Veggie Flatbread Pizzas using this delicious pesto sauce.

Enjoy,

Crystal

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 100 grams raw spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • basil leaves, approx 40
  • salt and pepper

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Combine all ingredients in the blender or food processor, and blend until smooth and creamy. You may want to add up to 1/4 cup water as you are blending until you achieve the desired consistency.

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Recipe makes 16 servings. One serving is a tablespoon.

Per 2 tablespoons:

Calories
85
Total Fat
6.8g
Sat. Fat
0.8g
Cholest.
0mg
Sodium
9.1mg
Carb.
3.9g
Fiber
2.6g
Sugars
0.8g
Protein
5.1g

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Plantain Biscuits & Cashew Gravy

There is nothing more satisfying and down home to me than deliciously creamy, rich biscuits and gravy with a nice runny egg on top! Hands down one of my favorite breakfasts of all time…but sadly most of the time, a calorie rich, fattening, basically nutritionally void meal. Until now, that is. 🙂 I have managed to re-create this breakfast classic, with tons of flavor, nutrition, and no guilt!!!

I am so please with the way this came out that I had to share with the world. I hope you will try my take on Biscuits and Gravy, and enjoy every last bite.

Cheers!

Crystal

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For the Biscuits:

  • 2 raw plantains, peeled and sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Wabash Farms zesty cheddar seasoning

For the Gravy:

  • 4 cups unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 6 oz lean turkey breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons organic corn starch
  • paprika, chili powder, and onion powder to taste
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using a food processor, combine all ingredients for the biscuits until you have a smooth thick batter. Spoon batter into a non-stick muffin pan. Recipe makes 8 muffins. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until batter sets.

To make the gravy, start by browning the turkey sausage in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Next add mushrooms , sage and bell peppers, and allow the moisture to cook mostly out, until mushrooms and peppers are softened. Add cashew milk, nutritional yeast, and spices. Bring mixture to a slow boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes. Using a small cup, mix corn starch and a very small amount of water to make a thickening agent. Mixture should be thick, but runny enough to pour out of bowl easily. Slowly add the corn starch to your gravy, while stirring vigorously to thicken gravy.

Spoon gravy mixture over a hot biscuit, and add a sunny side up egg to the top. Enjoy! 🙂

Nutrition information: 2 biscuits

calories
262
Total Fat
12.6g
Sat. Fat
7.6g
Cholest.
211.5mg
Sodium
76.2mg
Carb.
31.5g
Fiber
4.1g
Sugars
14.3g
Protein
11.5g

Nutrition Information: 1 cup cashew gravy

calories
180
Total Fat
7.4g
Sat. Fat
1g
Cholest.
23mg
Sodium
411.2mg
Carb.
16.7g
Fiber
5.2g
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
16.1g