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30Sep

Paleo Pasta and Pesto

Paleo Pasta and Pesto

Feeling hungry? Short of time?

This is the easiest recipe in the world, and it tastes and looks spectacular. It is a great one for when you have a few random bits in the fridge and you need to create something delicious!

Take:-

  • 1 courgette per person
  • 2 boneless free-range chicken thighs per person
  • handful of kale
  • handful of almonds or pine nuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • glug of olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • lemon wedge

 

Simply

1. Mandolin the courgette to make spaghetti strips. Set aside.

2. In a mini blender, add the kale, nuts, garlic and olive oil, blits for 30 seconds. Then you have the pesto, paleo style.

3. Marinate the chicken in some of the kale pesto (setting aside the remaining 50% of pesto.)

4. Pan fry the chicken until cooked. Then add the spaghetti, to the pan and some more pesto. Cook and stir for 2 minutes until warmed through.

5. With the remainder of the pesto, add some more olive oil to form a dressing. Splash around the plate.

6. Assemble as in the picture- and squeeze over fresh lemon juice.

7. Gobble up!

 

 

  

Paleo Polly

Great tasting food has always been my passion. Obsessed with cookbooks from a young ages I have enjoyed exploring the world of food, recipe by recipe. 2004, aged 20, I was reading Law at University; money was tight, and meals were often made up of vegetables and starchy carbohydrates, washed down with ample alcoholic beverages of choice. Always made from scratch, taste championed calorie content; many delicious creamy pastas and carb-loaded rice and pitta dishes were consumed.Being in my early twenties, I was quite capable of getting away with my not exactly nutritious diet, however following Law School I noticed that I’d put on a few pounds. Being a food lover, I became extremely interested in the power of food; its nutritional value, its healing, health benefits. I read pages and pages of nutritional information; I followed fitness blogs, and read health cookbooks. I then made the decision to turn paleo; I really tightened up my diet and saw amazing result. Most importantly however, eating the right food made me feel great. For the first time, I did not feel bloated, I felt energized, health issues cleared up. My skin was the best ever, I slept well at night. The Paleo Diet involves eating mainly vegetables and protein, with small amounts of fruit, nuts and seeds. Eating Paleo is in essence eating the foods your body was designed to eat. The Paleo Diet mimics the diet that our hunter-gather ancestors ate; pre-agricultural revolution. My love of paleo, has brought me to my new found hobby; CrossFit and a combination of exercise and diet are an unbeatable solution. Paleo Polly is a blog dedicated to my journey. Although I am not a qualified nutritionist, my personal journey has enabled me to make great changes to my life and to my well-being. I would like to share my journey, and my life experiences and guide and assist anyone wanting to make a positive change.

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