I’m Sarah, a Naturopathic Doctor, wellness enthusiast and health-foodie. I’m a well-being advocate and green kitchen guru who is living my true purpose while guiding patients through their personal health journeys. I’m also a complete and utter health food fanatic who wants to see everyone benefit from eating healing foods!
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This vegan sun-dried tomato walnut pesto is my go-to prescription for grey winter nights.
Nothing cures my grumpy better than a big bowl of pasta (served with a glass of organic red wine, of course!). This dairy-free sun-dried tomato pesto is delicious, easy & loaded with healthy fats from walnuts for a little serotonin boost on cranky days. I like to serve this pesto on a pasta made from lentils, chickpeas, black beans or quinoa for a dose of fibre-rich happiness in a bowl. Eating these complex carbohydrates in combination with healthy fats from olive oil causes increased tryptophan levels; the precursor for serotonin – our happy neurotransmitter. Now please excuse me while I spend the rest of this gloomy winter Sunday curled up on the couch eating this pasta and listening to Fleetwood Mac records …
Toast the walnuts on a pan over high heat, stirring frequently until browned. Place the walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped garlic hemp seeds, nutritional yeast and spices into a food processor and process until all ingredients are broken down. Slowly add the olive oil while pulsing the food processor until the pesto is well mixed. Gloomy weather prescription: serve this rich and creamy pesto over warm pasta with a glass of wine and a good book.
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