Due to a subsequent combination of minor nausea and lack of hunger, that was all I needed until dinner- when I revisited the spiralizer! In anticipation of the lentil walnut pate, I'd overbought parsley. I picked some up from the supermarket and then came across an infinitely superior bunch at the health food store that I couldn't pass up. Bet you can't tell which is which:
With all that parsley to use up and itching to resume spiralizing, I googled parsley pesto and was happy to see that it does in fact exist. I threw together this recipe for 5 medium sized zucchini:
2 cups parsley leaves
4 tbsp lemon juice
10 tbsp water
2 garlic cloves
2 tbsp EVOO
1/2 cup toasted almonds (I reserve pine nuts for pignoli cookies)
1 tbsp nooch
1 tsp sea salt
There was a bit of a scare with my Magic Bullet when it began to sound strained, but then it powered back up again. This has happened every once in a while for the last couple of years, so much so that I have a brand new back up at the ready just in case; I don't want to find myself Magic Bullet-less. And then it really sputtered and...stopped. I thought that was it. When I removed the large cup I realized that one of the tabs had broken off, rendering it incapable of the the tri-pressure necessary to power the bullet. Gasp!
No worries, I simply transferred the contents to a mug and was on my way. My Magic Bullet is about 15 years old and still going strong. Parsley Pesto:
More zucchini spiralizing:
Building the main
...garnished with diced tomatoes and red onion:
The spiralizer just doesn't get old; the dinner was great.
But I did have my eye on this treat. In the save pile!