I really love pesto; it’s easy, delicious, and there are so many different variations. We usually stick with green pesto with basil, spinach, or kale (especially in the winter). A couple of days ago, we, however, tried a new recipe: Red bell pepper almond pesto with spelt spaghetti, mushrooms, zucchini, and green onions. I couldn’t get enough of the red bell pepper almond pesto, although I used to hate red bell peppers more than anything. On field trips, I even pretended to be highly allergic so people didn’t try to make me eat red bell pepper. Can you believe it?! Today, I really like bell pepper with pasta, or just as sticks with hummus or other dips. By the way, the red bell pepper almond pesto is also great as a dip or on bread.
Stored in an air-tight container it can be kept in the fridge for several days. Just pour some olive oil on top once you’ve used some of it. I’ve turned into a real spelt addict lately. I’ve used unripe spelt for lasagna and pasta sauces for a long time, but a couple of weeks ago my dad bought spelt spaghetti and gave me a package to try and I just loooved it. I barely eat white pasta anymore as I’m so used to the whole grain version and its texture. When I saw spelt semolina porridge in the health food store the other day, I just had to buy it! It’s a typical German food, which probably every child loves. I cooked it with almond milk instead of regular milk and we ate it together with apple sauce and cinnamon. It was sooo yummy and I felt like I was 5 years again! :D I can’t remember the last time I had semolina porridge. Have you ever tried spelt and do you like it? :-) And can you buy it in regular grocery stores in your country?