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Asparagus Pesto

 
Oh spring time vegetables, how I love your lovely lovelyness. Who here is cartwheeling under the cherry blossoms in celebration of three days in a row of sunshine? Me. Me.
I stopped by my local farmer's market yesterday and loaded up on Spring goodies. After yesterday's post all about the toxic world of hospitals and horribly misguided use of funds by 'cure searching' organizations, it was delightfully refreshing to stroll the stalls, tote bag to tote bag with my people. My people, being you too of course, who get the value of good, home grown food and the power it has to not only heal the body, but the mind and spirit too. There is really nothing better than buying food outside in the sunshine, there very same place it is meant to be grown.
Compare for a moment these two options we have when it comes to our food production. The first is a beautiful slideshow that has been put together by our very own Superhero Farmer Daniel Hoffmanfor his biz, The Cutting Veg.  You can watch that video here (sorry, youtube wouldn't let me share it on my site)

And this one is of the production of McDonald's Burgers

A bit of an energy difference right? My fave part in the McD's vid is the lady that tells us buying Big Mac's at 69 cents is helping support farmers? I don't think so.
So this is the choice we can make right? Summer is here, take advantage and get the local goods.
Yesterday I asked what you were doing to ensure your health was in your own hands. Well, one of the very easiest things is to support your health is with the freshest food you can get. And when it is easy and delicious, well, that makes it enticing too!
There's something beyond the nutritional component. Now pardon me if it feels like I am about to swing some crystals at you, but there is a HUGE energetic component to the food we eat. They don't call it a "good home cooked meal" because the food we're about to eat has passed through nine factories between the land and our table. It's because it is most often a meal prepared from scratch, using whole beautiful foods (even if your momma may slather it in butter and cheese- it still started out good).
Every food on the grocery store shelves- from Hamburger Helper  to Lean Cuisine is designed to mimic and make convenient, meals we ate as kids that nourished us.  When you watched those two vids you felt a difference right?
One is peaceful, beautiful and dare I say- emitting love? The other was kinda scary from walking through the boot cleaner in a cosmonaut suit to the meat passing through a metal detector! (How is meat even being exposed to small chips of metal???) Have you ever even considered how fortunate we are that we GET to choose how and what we want to eat?
I present to you my home cooked, metal free, Happy Spring Time Asparagus Pesto. It waspart of my dip mix dinner I made to go with all that bread last weekend.
Happy Spring Time Asparagus Pesto
1 cup chopped asparagus (about 15 spears, fibrous ends snapped off)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 Tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp dill seeds
1 Tbs lemon juice
sea salt to taste (1/4-1/2 tsp)
Cayenne to taste
  • Lightly steam asparagus, just until bright green (about 6 minutes).
  • Run under cool water to stop the cooking.
  • Add asparagus and remaining ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor and mix until smooth.
  • Serve!

Here are a few other fave Asparagus recipes

Question Of The Day: What are the factors that go in to your decision of what to eat?

6 Responses to “Asparagus Pesto”

  1. Yum, this looks fantastic! What a yummy way to use fresh spring asparagus :) xo
  2. Laurie said…
    I usually lightly steam asparagus and eat it with my fingers. Mmmmmm. This pesto looks good enough to get me out of my asparagus rut. Like there is such a thing! Happy Spring!
  3. Steph said…
    Looks yummy! Can I ask what farmer's market you go to? I find it sad that those around me don't have organic fruits and veggies and I'm looking for a good one to go to every week! thx!
  4. [...] farmer’s markets are popping up all over the place! Last week I shared my amazing recipe for asparagus pesto and I ate that up so fast that I had to go back to the market. What did I buy on this trip? A giant [...]
  5. [...] “I made this over the weekend and have been slathering it on everything all week long. Literally- EVERYTHING. It works amazing as a dip for veggies, a spread for sandwiches, or a sauce on meat or veg dishes. It kind of temporarily took over for hummus in my life. Try it, than try it again and again. We wait all year for spring, let’s make the most of it by eating the very best spring has to offer… as we lay in the grass looking up at the sunshine!” [...]
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