Spring Garden Pesto

With all those so called “Weeds” in your garden you can make a great Pesto.

Firstly ensure that you know what you are picking, we would hate to have you eating something poisonous!

Midmorning, on a lovely fine day, take to your garden with a knife and basket. Herbs need to be dry of the night dew to make a pesto.

Select young dandelion leaves, cleavers, chickweed, along with parsley, thyme, sage and rosemary.
Do not wash (clean off the day before) pop into kitchen whizz for a few seconds or chop very finely.
Add enough of a lovely olive and flaxseed oil to make a spread. Add in some ground almonds and flaxseed, kelp flakes, salt and pepper and for extra zest some garlic.

This is great for all of us, any age, best not cooked but can be put into pasta or rice, pita breads, dips or on toast with tomato. This pesto is full of therapeutic goodness and will store in the fridge for a few weeks or you can freeze. Enjoy!

Energising and nutritious uncooked Bodywise Muesli –

for breakfast, lunch or dinner – lets keep an open mind. You can not really go wrong unless you cook it!!

4 – 6 cups of organic whole grain rolled oats.  The husk is full of fibre and vitamins
1/2 cup each of sesame, sunflower, pumpkin, coconut and almonds
2 cups of your favourite sun dried fruits. (check for preservatives)
Mix together and store in an airtight container, not the fridge.

In the evening, stir in a tablespoon of ground or whole linseed to 1/2 to 1 cup of raw meusli per person, cover with warmed filtered water and let stand overnight on your kitchen bench. When your ready to eat, stir in a teaspoon of tahini or almond butter, fold in a whole grated apple or your favourite fruit.  Top with some natural unsweetend yoghurt, cinnamon, grated fresh ginger or some chopped mint and saviour each delicious mouthful in a restful setting or at the family breadfast table!, I know not really restful.  Kids can learn to love this, it just feels great.

If you do not have time to eat at home, take for morning tea!, much more gratifying than a muffin and fare cheaper and nutritious