I have a beautiful and super simple pesto for you. I made this pesto with the ingredients I had on hand: whole almonds, lots of basil, garlic, lemons, salt and olive oil.

I consider pesto a fridge staple,  I make it so often because it is the perfect summer lunch or supper. We all love it with raw chopped vegetables or my raw crackers….so yummy and seriously healthy!

  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. pink Himalayan salt
  •  3 cups of fresh basil (leaves only)
  • 3/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of almond butter (see foot note to make your own almond butter)

I must say I do find it difficult to write the exact ingredients because much of my raw cooking is to taste. So I urge you to taste as you make. Don’t be scared to add more lemon or almond butter, use your own judgement.

Place all the ingredients except the butter in a food processor. Pulse and scrape down the sides until the mixture has reached a smooth texture, having said that I do like my pesto a bit chunky. While running, add the almond butter.

Your pesto is ready! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of weeks. I have never frozen mine before but if you try that and it works please let me know.

If you have any problems please do drop me a line or write to say how you got on. 

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Recipe by Satya Yoga Oxford

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Satya Yoga was established in London in 2003 by Zena Kidd-May, who taught yoga to private individuals at her London studio for several years.

I was worried about joining a yoga class as I see myself as a tight, stiff person. I had had bad experiences of classes before that were too fast and not well explained and they had left me feeling I’d ‘failed’. Zena’s classes are completely different – they are calm and mindful and each new pose is well explained. We are given the space to work at our own pace and the time to take something personal from each pose. My body is still pretty tight, but I love the yoga classes and at each lesson appreciate what I am able to do with the right encouragement. Zena creates a very productive and calm atmosphere, where I feel I am free to do what works for me without having to be in competition with others.

Catherine Allen

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