Genni Lee Hester


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pistachio pesto

Here is a beautiful plus unique pesto sauce to make before summer’s end.

Ingredients: 

1 cup of basil

4-5 cloves of garlic

1/2 cup of olive oil

2/3 cup of shelled pistachios

Pasta of choice

Directions:

Utilizing blender, begin with the basil (adding a little water as you go). Next throw in the peeled garlic, blend more. Stop the blender and push the ingredients down towards the blade then slowly add the olive oil. Once you have a nice consistency, repeat the process but add your shelled pistachios. You will create a nutty, aromatic pesto sauce. Simply pour this over your al dente pasta and enjoy!

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healthful valentine’s day meal #tbt

Hello,

I am sharing a simple Valentine’s Day meal from last year because it is so darn yummy.  Combine cooked quinoa, garbanzo beans, and baby beets to make a festive dish. A kale salad with a zesty ginger (aphrodisiac:)) dressing compliments the baby beets’ sweetness. Round everything out with a lovely (yet cost efficient) red wine from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France. Whatever your plans may be, have fun and be well!

With love,

Genni.

happy valentine's day

happy valentine’s day

zesty ginger dressing: 1 inch ginger, 1/4 apple, 1 lemon

zesty ginger dressing: 1 inch ginger, 1/4 apple, 1 lemon

add a little olive oil and water to help it blend down in food processor

add a little olive oil and water to help it blend down in food processor

fresh kale

fresh kale

p'tit piaf vin rouge

p’tit piaf vin rouge

festive tools

festive tools

menage a trois: quinoa, baby beets, & garbanzo beans.

menage a trois: quinoa, baby beets, & garbanzo beans.

spooning

spooning

heart attack

heart attack

heart cleavage

heart cleavage

up close & green

up close & green

all together now

all together now


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repost: pizza vegetariano

Hi there,
If you are looking for a few easy vegetarian options to add to your Memorial Day festivities, try one of the delicious options below. Quick tips: use pesto instead of traditional pizza sauce, add tofu in lieu of ricotta, and don’t worry about getting messy! 
Warmly,
Gen. 

Margherita, Tofu Ricotta with Pesto, Sauteed Veggie

Organic Shrooms

Fresh Tomato, Gluten-Free Crust

Eat Your Veggies!

Directions: Buy a pre-made vegan and/or gluten-free crust and top it with anything yummy.
Photos courtesy of Michelle Heimerman (acamerainthekitchen.com)


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healthful valentine’s day meal

Hello Readers,

This week on Wellness Wednesday I am sharing a simple Valentine’s Day meal.  Combine cooked quinoa, garbanzo beans, and baby beets to make a festive dish. A kale salad with a zesty ginger (aphrodisiac:)) dressing compliments the baby beets’ sweetness. Round everything out with a lovely (yet cost efficient) red wine from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France. Whatever your plans may be, have fun and be well!

With love,

Gen.

happy valentine's day

happy valentine’s day

zesty ginger dressing: 1 inch ginger, 1/4 apple, 1 lemon

zesty ginger dressing: 1 inch ginger, 1/4 apple, 1 lemon

add a little olive oil and water to help it blend down in food processor

add a little olive oil and water to help it blend down in food processor

fresh kale

fresh kale

p'tit piaf vin rouge

p’tit piaf vin rouge

festive tools

festive tools

menage a trois: quinoa, baby beets, & garbanzo beans.

menage a trois: quinoa, baby beets, & garbanzo beans.

spooning

spooning

heart attack

heart attack

heart cleavage

heart cleavage

up close & green

up close & green

all together now

all together now


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Sans the Moo: 3 Smooth Smoothies

Smoothies are sometimes seen as healthy milkshakes, yet are often made with some questionable ingredients (e.g., powered proteins). Why not go au naturel? Although I am not completely vegan, morning is not the time for dairy. The casein in cow’s milk is challenging to digest; therefore, it slows us down. Instead of loading up on milk, yogurt, or synthetic shake powders, I suggest playing with these three recipes below until you find your perfect smoothie. Don’t fuss over exact measurements, use your intuition to become closer to your body’s needs. As the days become colder try replacing some of the tropical fruits with seasonal items. Finally, don’t rely on ice for texture in your smoothie; ice slows down agni (the digestive energy or fire in Ayurvedic Medicine). Yes, as the titles elude, these smoothies are kid tested and friendly!

(1) Green Monster Smoothie: banana, apple, lemon, kale, spinach, avocado, and filtered water.

(2) Very Berry Soy Fairy: silken tofu, pomegranate seeds, blueberries, raspberries, soy milk, and stevia to taste.

 (3) Nutty Professor: flax seed, almond milk, almond butter, rawtella, vegan almond yogurt, and filtered water.

Photos courtesy of Michelle Heimerman (acamerainthekitchen.com)

Green Monster Smoothie

Fresh Kale & Lemon

Green Monster Avec Soy Fairy

Very Berry Soy Fairy

Flax Seeds/Protein Shake

Nutty Professor


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Pizza Vegetariano

If you don’t have the energy to BBQ this Labor Day Weekend, or you simply want an easy vegan/vegetarian friendly dish to make, check out these delicious pizzas my roommates and I baked this past Sunday!

Margherita, Tofu Ricotta with Pesto, Sauteed Veggie

Organic Shrooms

Fresh Tomato, Gluten-Free Crust

Eat Your Veggies!

Directions: Buy a pre-made vegan crust and top it with anything yummy.

Photos courtesy of Michelle Heimerman (acamerainthekitchen.com)