Oregano Hazelnut Pesto with Butternut Squash and Linguine



- 1 lb. Linguine, cooked according to directions on package


- 1cup oregano leaves

- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

- 1 tsp. coriander powder

- 1/4 cup pine nuts

- 1/4 cup hazelnuts

- 2 clove garlic

  Butternut Squash

- 2 Tbsp coconut oil , or butter

- 1 Medium butternut squash, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes

- 1/2 cup vegetable stock

- 2 shallots, minced

- 1 Tbsp maple syrup , or honey

- 1/2 tsp. sea salt


1. Pesto: Pulse pesto ingredients in food processor fitted with an S-blade until smooth. Set aside.

2. Butternut Squash: In large sauté pan, heat oil over high heat. Add squash cubes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring until pieces begin to brown. Continue cooking, stir occasionally, until well browned and soft. Add shallots, salt and pesto mixture. Cook for about 3 minutes longer. Add vegetable broth to mixture and simmer until squash is tender, about 7 minutes.

Add squash mixture and pasta. Toss to coat thoroughly.


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Oregano Hazelnut Pesto with Butternut Squash and Linguine

Broccoli Basic

This broccoli tastes great with or without the lemon juice dressing and cooks up very fast. Delicious as a simple side dish or tossed with pasta.


- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, or coconut oil

- 1 1/2 lb broccoli , Trimmed close to florets, then cut into 1 inch pieces

- 2Tbsp water

- sea salt and black pepper to taste

- juice from half a lemon

- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

- 1 clove garlic, minced

- parmesan cheese, optional


1. In large nonstick skillet (use 2 more Tbsp. oil if using regular skillet), over medium high heat, add oil. Heat for 30 seconds. Add florets and cook until they start to brown, about 2 minutes. Add 3 Tbsp. water and cook for 1 minutes more, covered. Remove lid and cook until water is evaporated and broccoli is bright green and tender about a minute. Salt and pepper to taste.

2. In small bowl add lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and garlic. Stir to combine. Pour over broccoli. Add parmesan before serving, if you so desire.


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Broccoli Basic