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    Monday, July 02, 2018

    Pesto Noodles with Beef and Olives - A Treat for The Gluten Free

    Some members of the Family are temporarily removing Grains and Carbs from their diet to try and clear up small medical problem.
    No worries for, due to a good friend, I have access to Paleo Cookbooks
    Paleo - Perfect for GF People
    So last night we had this Pesto Pasta as they called it...I say noodles because it is not Pasta as we know it
    Nevertheless it is delicious
    I have this fab little tool that I purchased just so I can make vege noodles
    Works wonders with courgettes
    So this dish has these courgette noodles tossed with Pesto 
    Then added to tasty Fried Mince, and Onions, seasoned with Olives and some Garlic powder
    Was so, so popular with the family

    You need
    2 cups fresh basil
    1 clove garlic
    1/3 cup Pinenuts
    1/2 cup lemon juice
    1/2 cup olive oil
    1/2 tsp salt

    2 tab butter
    1 med onion peeled and diced
    1 kg minced beef
    1 tsp garlic powder
    8-10 stoned black olives chopped 
    Olive oil
    9 med courgettes turned into noodles 

    Make the pesto
    Place basil, garlic and Pine nuts in food processor
    Drizzle in lemon juice, olive oil
    Add salt to pesto to taste
    Set aside

    In a pan add a splash of olive oil
    sauté courgette noodles till just soft
    Toss the pesto through the courgettes
    Drain noodles, if they are a bit wet 
    Could be a bit over-powering

    Heat butter in large skillet
    Add onion, sauté until soft
    Add beef to pan
    Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder
    Continue to sauté until beef in fully cooked
    Add courgettes to mince with the olives
    Serve with a smattering of coriander leaves

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