L is for the way you look at me.. :)
The fatty is finally back from the cheese-land ! :D
Apparently everyone is mocking at his weight-gained and I do feel the extra cuddliness from him! Hence, made him some healthy meals in order to avoid the expansion of his fats layer because we need to save that for our Hong Kong trip!!
Being French, it's impossible to completely remove cheese and alcohol from his diet but anything in moderation still works perfectly in any cases.
First up, grilled salmon with parmesan sour cream sauce, with a side of salad lightly flavoured with olive oil and french dressing and some baked potato wedges! Perfect portion of healthy fats, protein and carbs :)
While the other day I was busy dating my girlfriends, the poor boy had to settle his own dinner with a plate of plain pasta IDK how he does it since I disallow him to have maggie. And so, he kinda hinted for wanting some homemade pesto, which is definitely our top top top favourite pasta sauce!! :D
Picked some fresh basils from my garden and started working on them the right next day!
Well, pesto sauce is really some simple deal that everyone could make it with just a handful of ingredients. You don't exactly need a recipe but just add them ingredients to your desire on the level of flavours :)
My recipe is as follow:
50g Fresh basil leaves
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 clove Garlic
10 Cashew nuts*
1/4 cup Olive oil (I use extra virgin)
Your food processor will really saves you lotsa chore here. Simply blend the first 4 ingredients in the food processor till fine, then add in olive oil and continue to blend till smooth.
Add cheese at last and stir well.
You could use the traditional way of pastel and mortar, which would be a good exercise to tone your arms :p
*I can't get any pine nuts in M'sia (at least not places that I know of) so I use the cashew nuts, which is the only nuts I have on hands and also my fave nuts. I'm not sure if you could substitute them with walnuts/almonds etc but would be good to try :) since they'd somehow give off the fragrance and healthy oil in it.
TA-DA! A jar of fresh homemade pesto sauce is done!
Seriously, why bother getting store-bought sauces when you can make them? I really adore having everything homemade cos they are just healthier and yummier! Not bragging but the sauce is so insanely good I was SO tempted to swept them clean on my own!
You could also be versatile with the sauce. I spread them on my baked eggplant or toast, which make a real great snack!
Or to make baked fish..
Monkey face :p
Salmon literally soak up the gist of pesto and was baked to perfection. Not too hard and flaky but tender and smooth. This.is.perfection!
Another spread of meal for the boy..
The boy couldn't stop complimenting it which makes me really really happy *HUGE GRINS*
Egg salad. And that bacon aglio olio was prepared for the next day, or in case he's not full with the chicken and salad.
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