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Sweet Potato Pasta with Pesto sauce

Sometimes you just crave a big bowl of comfort filled pasta.  It is one of those dishes that warms both your belly and your heart and we ALL have those wonderful memories associated with pasta... I know I do!

Growing up in an Italian family, pasta was a staple in our home.  When I got older I learned how to make my own pasta from scratch, and of course, it opened a whole new world of possibilities in terms of the shapes, flavors, and fillings!

When I began my journey on finding my food intolerances, I knew that when I gave up gluten, I was giving up pasta.  After making your own you cannot go to a pre packaged box of the gluten free stuff ( it will just never taste the same), and so I decided to just get rid of pasta all together. 

...Until I found the love of my life...my spiralizer!  This baby attaches to my kitchen aid mixer and makes beautiful rings of pasta.

Now, we all know that I have a slight obsession with sweet potatoes, and to be able to use them to bring back a childhood favorite only makes we love these delicious, orangey babies even more!

Ingredients:

2 Large sweet potatoes spiralized using the amazing invention

2 tablespoons pine nuts

3 tablespoons melted coconut oil

2 cups of spinach ( yes you read this correctly, no basil!)

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast

Directions:

1. Take the pine nuts, oil, garlic, yeast, and spinach.  Place into a small blender, and blend on high until smooth and creamy ( add more oil if too thick, or more spinach if too thin)

2. Take your noodles, place them into a big sauté pan and cook( stirring and tossing occasionally) until fork tender.

3. Place the noodles in a bowl, top with your pesto and protein of your choice, add a little basil garnish and enjoy!

 

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