For me personally I love dips, spreads, dressings and sauces. You?  Veggies never get old when you dress them up with goodness.   Ok.  I am so hooked on this recipe from the Spring Reboot that I just have to share it.  Get this… It’s a nut free + dairy free version of the stuff we love but tend not to eat because…. well… the traditional stuff is higher in fat that we like to admit sometimes.  If you love pesto who says you have to swear it off?  Not this girl!  This stuff actually does you mucho grande favors and get this… You can actually consume it everyday during the Reboot and and wait for it….. reap benefits. Who knew?   You know what else is cool??  There are 60+ more kick ass recipes where this came from.     Enjoy my friends!    

Reboot Pesto
Nut Free + Dairy free healthy version of a traditional favorite
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Prep Time
7 min
Prep Time
7 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup loose packed fresh basil
  2. 1/4 cup cilantro
  3. 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  4. 2-3 sun dried tomatoes
  5. 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  6. 1 clove garlic
  7. juice from 1 lemon
  8. 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  9. 1/4-1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  10. sea salt + pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Toss it all in the food processor or high speed blender and pulse a few times while adding the olive oil.
Notes
  1. I like it to have a little texture but you can smooth it out as much as you like by pulsing more. If you are going to store it in the refrigerator pour an additional thin layer of olive oil over the top to preserve the color.
  2. use as a dip or a spread.
  3. Enjoy!
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amyboring - eat swell - spring detox - southern california health coach

I almost died when I cut this lemon open and a heart was looking back at me.  Made my day so I am hoping to make at least one or two of yours.

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  • Sarah Love - May 14, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    OH MY WORD. I love lemon love! ReplyCancel

I asked my peeps on my personal facebook page what they would like to read about. I am pleasantly surprised to have received several ideas for posts. My super talented and painfully delightful friend Vikki in Nampa, Idaho asked for lunch ideas with avocado. It just so happens that his is what I made for lunch today. It would make a great dinner as well.

Confession: I rarely follow recipes.  I wing it….98% of the time (with he exception of my Reboot Recipes) I tend to work with what I have on hand. So what you are going to get from me is CREATIVE FOOD FREEDOM.  It’s a creative process for me and it’s not as hard as you think.  Do I fail? Sometimes but rarely do I concoct something that is totally inedible.

I already had the bulk of this food  already prepped. THIS IS THE KEY TO MAKING QUICK EASY DISHES! I had a serious hankering for chips, salsa and guacamole yesterday.  So I busted some out and have several containers in the fridge that I can pull from over the course of a couple days to make different things.

Shredded chicken:  Crock pot chicken. Nuff said.  I make it plain and store it.  For this I hit it with- chili powder, paprika,  garlic, salt, pepper, and touch or chipotle powder for added spice  and a squeeze of lemon.

Salsa:  Tomatoes, onion, cilantro lemon, garlic powder, salt, pepper, a fresh jalapeno ring or two and a little water (if you like it juicy) It’s best to let it marinate a little while but I dug into it immediately yesterday and it was great.

Guacamole: 3 small ripe avocados, lemon, salt, pepper.  Mash it up.  Boom!

Black Beans: you could easily use these rinsed straight out of the can or some that you have soaked and cooked. I opted for putting them on the stove with a little onion and fresh jalapeno rings and cooking  them down with a little bit of water so they mash up a bit.

Cilantro to taste. I LOVE cilantro.  omit if you can’t stand it.  It’s a free country.

4 stalks of romaine lettuce and a small handful of shredded napa cabbage.  Eye ball it! Spinach would also be dandy but I didn’t have any so…..

I’m guessing I used about 1/4 cup(or less)  of all the sturdy ingredients. Immediately following this photo I mixed this up really well and between the salsa, avocado, beans and lemon …..  who needs dressing? Talk about a self sufficient salad.  Might I also add that I did not miss the cheese, sour cream or sugary hot sauce one bit. If you find it to be a little dry still…. add a tad more salsa or another squeeze of lemon.

Behold the Taco Salad!

AMY BORING - EAT-swell.com - taco salad

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  • Kelly Coy Morgan - May 2, 2014 - 1:52 am

    That looks and sounds amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Sandoval - May 15, 2014 - 2:50 pm

    Sounds delicious, Amy. I still bet yours would turn out better than mine, haha!ReplyCancel

danelion root tea - amy boring - southern california holisic health coach

I am not going to lie I was turned off by this root at first because it says straight up on the box that it is on the bitter side.  I do not do well with bitter and crinkled my nose up at it. You know…much like people do when I say apple cider vinegar or beets.  I even bought a bunch of the Traditional Medicinal Teas a while back on sale and this was among them.  It took me awhile to warm up to it and after hearing friends rave about it I decided it was time to tell myself to grow the F up, get over my mental aversions and try it.

So I went for it.  Put about a half tablespoon of coconut oil in it… because you should know that it is a medium chain fatty acid which believe it or not  promotes restful sleep,  and helps stimulate your body’s metabolism, leading to weight loss.   Boom!  Don’t be mislead my the fat content and the many many many healing benefits of coconut oil.

Oh and the bennies of drinking Dandelion Tea:

  • Hello Vitamins A, B, C, D and E plus magnesium, potassium, calcium iron and zinc.
  • Reduces inflammation, eases congestion and sucker punch  bloating of the gut and has been known relieve fluid retention. Holla!
  • Assists in purifying  the liver, bladder and kidneys.
  • Helps with digestion and will help with weight loss.
  • Oh my aching joints!  Sound like you???  Eases aching joints.
  • Helps regulate blood sugar
  • Skin conditions??  It can help with certain skin conditions, such as eczema and acne because of it’s purification ability. Add it to the list! I know there are a TON of eczema sufferers running around.

So, if you have never given this a try please do.  It’s a new favorite and with no learning curve.

I have a bunch of other tips, tricks and information up my sleeve and would love to have you join the Spring Reboot.  I know it says it starts May 1st.  feel free to jump on board and we’ll get you dialed in. People are loving it!

Bottoms up!

Amy

 

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  • Gema - May 17, 2014 - 11:41 am

    Thanks Amy! I have this tea in the pantry but haven’t even tried it yet.ReplyCancel

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