This recipe from FMTV is awesome. It's good for company and is gluten free. The pesto recipe makes enough for two servings. Adding steamed vegetables really bulks up the serving size while adding healthy greens. My new favorite is bok choy as it has an understated flavour that doesn't overpower the pesto.
The pesto uses walnuts Instead of pine nuts which I find delicious as it isn't as expensive and doesn't have a bitter after taste. I get my brown rice pasta from Bulk Barn. I also added a few black bean spirals to this dish for some different color. You'll need a food scale to measure the pasta and walnuts. I recommend buying a cheap one at Canadian Tire as it will help with your portion control.
(use organic ingredients where possible)
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