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I don’t know about you but despite having plenty of time to cook these days, I prefer making simple dishes at the moment. Maybe it is because everything around us seems confusing and complicated so my meals don’t have to be as well? How do you feel about that?
Anyway…simple doesn’t mean not delicious or not nutritious. Like this very easy high protein pesto. I served it with a mix of regular and whole wheat pan fried gnocchi which I pretty much always have in my pantry.
The pesto is super customizable and comes together in minutes. Especially if you are like me and always have some homemade cashew parmesan in the fridge. (Don’t worry! That comes together really quick as well)
Stay safe, stay kind, stay at home if you can πŸ’š

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π„πšπ¬π² 𝐏𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐇𝐒𝐠𝐑 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐒𝐧 𝐏𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨 (Makes about 4 servings)

1 cup frozen peas
1 cup riced frozen cauliflower (or 2 cups chopped)
1 cup or about 1/2 package of silken tofu
4 tbsp vegan parmesan
1 tbsp lemon juice
Handful of fresh basil
Salt to taste (depending on the saltiness of the vegan parmesan you’re using)

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Defrost/steam frozen peas and cauliflower. To save time you can just use the microwave for this.
Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve over gnocchi, pasta, potatoes or veggies.
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Cashew parmesan
My go to recipe for the vegan parmesan (roughly measured)
1 cup raw cashews
1/2 a cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tbsp garlic powder and sea salt to taste
Blend everything in a food processor and store in the fridge.
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If you don’t have silken tofu, you can use regular tofu. Scale measurements down to about 1/2 a cup and add a bit of water or unsweetened plant milk. You can even skip the tofu altogether and just add a bit liquid of choice but I like using it in this recipe because it makes a very creamy, oil-free pesto!
Instead of cauliflower you can also use broccoli and/or add spinach or kale instead of fresh basil. .
By @plantbased.traveler