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Recipe: Pesto Sauce Gone Healthy

1 package shiratake noodles, or 12 oz. any pasta of your choice

1 huge bunch of baby spinach (the size of the prepackaged bags)

1 huge handful basil, thick stems removed

1/2 c nutritional yeast

1/2 c parmesan cheese (can sub in nutritional yeast if preferred)

4-8 garlic cloves

1/8 c olive oil or walnut oil

*optional - walnuts for good source of omegas

salt, pepper, cayenne pepper to taste


1. rinse shiratake well, and parboil for 2-3 min, according to package directions; set aside (if using pasta, cook according to package directions)

2. wash spinach and basil

3. blend all ingredients in food processor or blender, except the pasta

4. adjust seasonings and add oil if thinner consistency is preferred

5. blend pesto sauce with pasta, and enjoy!

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