Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Taste Bud Adventures - Glass noodles with PURE BLISS PESTO

This is one of the recipes I made up while my parents were in Paris.

This was the first time ever I made my own pesto and as this posts title says, it's pure bliss.


Nutmix (ie I used almonds, hazelnuts, cashews and walnuts)
Fresh basil
Fresh cress
One ripe pear
Olive oil (extra vergine)
Pumpkin seed oil

Glass noodles (Dangmyeon)

Needed time: 20 to 30 minutes + 2 hours of soaking the nuts and hempseed

1. First, and really do this, soak the nuts and seeds in water for at least 2 hours.
2. Rinse the nuts and seeds, shake them dry and put them in the food processor or mixing bowl to chop them.
3. Pick a handful of fresh basil (organic is best) and some cress, rinse it and add it to the nuts with a spoon of olive oil. Process, mix or blend it, whatever appliance you use. (Without the spoon!!! [Otherwise it's way too crunchy and your blender might be dead!])
4. Peel the pear and extract the core. Chop it into several pieces and blend it in with the nut-herb-mixture. Add some pumpkin seed oil for the taste and it is done.

You can enjoy it with pasta, ramen or glass noodles.

I did so with korean glass noodles, Dangmyeon which are made of a root, they come in those little nests, as you see in the next picture. This makes it pretty easy to keep an eye on your food intake. Easy portion control, love it.

Since they take about 3 minutes in the boiling water (my variety, look at the method that your glass noodle manufacturer tells you to use), you can leave a pot with boiling water on the stove and make one nest at a time, (use a laddle or colander for this, I used a ladle with holes, which was ideal). This leaves you enough time to think if you are still hungry and they are best served this way, so they don't get mushy or sticky.

This is one cooked nest, before I mixed it with the PURE BLISS PESTO. Don't let it fool yourself, this looks like nothing but it is very satiating. I just ate 4 nests when I was ravenous and I was full.



1 comment:

  1. YOu have such a skill for presenting everything beautifully and making me hungry! ;)