This is kind of a double whammy post. You’re getting a pesto recipe as well as a recipe for crunchy, oil-free baked potatoes that make a great side dish or salad topping. Ever since testing out Loni Jane’s crunchy no-fat potatoes from our past Book of the Month, Feel the Lean, my life has been changed. I never would have thought 1) you could get crunchy baked potatoes without adding oil, and 2) adding something warm/hot on top of a cool, fresh salad would be so delicious. Now, I love topping my salads with baked potatoes, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, etc. I will never be the same again.
This potato recipe is completely inspired by Feel the Lean (I cook the potatoes exactly the way Loni directs you to in the book), and the Basil-Kale Pesto concoction is 100% us. I love the pesto because we have so much basil and kale growing in our garden, it’s a great way to use it up and cut back the plants to encourage more growth. Remember, with some plants in your garden, if you don’t use it… you lose it :P.
I dove into the wonderful world of juicing recently, after being inspired by our Book of the Month, Feel the Lean by Loni Jane Anthony. In her book, Loni includes recipes for several smoothies and about a dozen juices. Below you’ll find a round-up of the seven juices we tested out including ingredients and some thoughts/reviews on the stand-outs.
We have more juice recipes of our own to share soon, but I’m curious, what are some of your favourite juice recipes/combos?
This recipe is taken from our Book of the Month, Feel the Lean by Loni Jane. Like most of the recipes in her book, Loni Jane’s Rawnola is incredibly easy to make, has simple ingredients, but packs a lot of nutrients. Rawnola can be used as a snack throughout the day, inside your nice cream for some crunch or sprinkled on top of a smoothie bowl.
For the month of April, we will be featuring, Feel the Lean, an eBook by Loni Jane. If you haven’t heard of this Australian foodie, I would suggest visiting her Instagram for a peak into her lifestyle. Not only is she an amazing photographer, she has changed her life by modifying her diet which is pretty cool – she is all about carbs and bananas.