The other day, I went to have a massage with my regular masseuse, Emily.
“I’ve recently been trained in barefoot shiatsu”, she said. “Would you like to give it a try?”
Of course I was game but…
What is barefoot shiatsu?
She smiled and said, “It’s where I massage you with my feet…”
I tried it, of course. Here’s my review: at the beginning, I was very aware that she was stepping on me. Very aware. But after a few minutes I didn’t really think about it and the massage was so good. Super deep, super smooth. Hurt so good.
It was strange, but good.
Just like this…pesto? Basil dip? Kale purée? I don’t know what it is, but I call it delicious!
It started out simply enough with a basic roasted tomato pesto recipe. Basil, roasted tomatoes, garlic and salt. I pulled out a serving for the family and then I went to town!
Tahini because I love the nutty flavor (I actually eat tahini by the spoonful- is that weird?)
Kale for the health benefits (I actually eat this by the fistful- is that weird?)
Nutritional yeast for the “cheesiness”- (I don’t eat this by the handful or the spoonful, FYI…:)
The flavor is awesome – and I can see myself using this on multiple things- veggies, pasta, rice, etc.
Definitely strange, but good!
Kinda like this one…
Kale Tahini Pesto
2 cups kale, packed
1 cup basil, packed
4 tomatoes, roasted
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp salt
1 TBS Tahini
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
Purée all ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender. Put on anything and everything.
Submitted to Healthy Vegan Fridays