You’ve probably seen that I’m eating raw this week. It’s been 4 days now and I’m loving it. More surprisingly, Andy is loving it too. We been eating some fabulous raw food and exercising, sleeping more and taking Epsom salt baths. I also got a massage from my wonderful friend Jen.
One of the biggest things I’ve noticed when eating raw is that when I get hungry, I need to eat quickly. If not I become an angry mama monster- and this isn’t fun for anyone.
To keep things from getting ugly I like to make sure I’ve got raw snacks readily available. These can be as simple as a piece of fruit or some carrots. I keep raw granola and raw crackers in case I need something more substantial. But when I'm cleansing I prefer to eat mostly fruits and veggies so having some creative veggie snacks is nice too. Enter my cucumber bites.
I originally made these for Andy’s coming home party. I’m pretty sure no one knew they were eating raw- or a pesto without dairy! I had some of the pesto left over and it kept for a couple days after the party. I’m not sure about how long it would actually keep since I devoured it all so quickly. I do love that I can keep a batch in the fridge ready for any mama monster moments though.
Basil Pesto Cucumber Bites
¾ cup pine nuts
1 cup fresh basil
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp olive oil
1/8 tsp Sea salt
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
Taste and add more lemon or salt as desired.
Scoop pesto onto cucumber slices and serve with a lemon wedge.