Quick and Easy Polenta – Your Healthy Choice

Polenta from best food blog 5starcookies
Polenta from best food blog 5starcookies

Hello my dear readers,

If you are on the hunt for a quick and easy meal, I have solution for your.

THE POLENTA!

Done in less than 10 minutes and bonus:

HEALTHY!

So, let’s try to make this delicious meal.

3-2-1

Time for our SHOW!

POLENTA-SHOW TIME!

Polenta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Ingredients
Polenta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Ingredients

Ingredients

1/3 cup of polenta

1 1/3 cup water

1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

Pour 1 and 1/3 cup water, 1/2 tsp salt into a medium saucepan and bring to the boil.

Once the water is boiling, add 1/3 cup polenta.

Lower the heat to medium-low and stirring constantly cook the polenta until thickens.

Polenta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Cook until polenta thickens
Polenta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Cook until polenta thickens

I will repeat again: Stir NON-STOP until thickens and little bubbles “erupt”!

For me it was 4 minutes.

Remove from the heat. Serve…

Polenta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Cook until polenta thickens. This is my ideal.
Polenta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Cook until polenta thickens. This is my ideal.

Use the ice cream scoop to scoop your polenta into a serving dish.

Polenta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Cook until polenta thickens. Scoop into your plate.
Polenta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Cook until polenta thickens. Scoop into your plate.

Optional:

Sprinkle with feta cheese or Italian parsley.

Polenta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Enjoy
Polenta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Enjoy

Serve with Greek yogurt or sour cream.

Enjoy.

Quick and Easy Polenta - Healthy Choice
 
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Quick and easy meal made in less than 10 minutes. You need only 2 ingredients. Your body will say:Thank you.
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Recipe type: Lunch/Dinner
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup of polenta
  • 1⅓ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Pour 1 and ⅓ cup water, ½ tsp salt into a medium saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Once the water is boiling, add ⅓ cup polenta.
  3. Lower the heat to medium-low and stirring constantly cook the polenta until thickens.
  4. I will repeat again: Stir NON-STOP until thickens and little bubbles "erupt"!
  5. For me it was 4 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat.
  7. Use the ice cream scoop to scoop polenta into a serving dish.
  8. Sprinkle with feta cheese and Italian parsley.
  9. Serve with Greek yogurt or sour cream.
  10. Enjoy.

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Polenta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Enjoy
Polenta from the best food blog 5starcookies-Enjoy

This quick and easy lunch/dinner is one of my top picks.

It can be on your table in well under 10 minutes.

I like to serve with basil pesto. (Link for the recipe is below)

One of these simple menus can be on your table in well under an hour.
One of these simple menus can be on your table in well under an hour.

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For additional option check below.

Other options for you

To make the basil pesto please check the link: How to make basil pesto?

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie - Ingredients
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie – Ingredients

For dessert you can make Tiramisu

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tiramisu from the best food blog 5starcookies

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Basil Pesto Smoothie – Your easy, breezy, beautiful drink

Basil Pesto Drink from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie
Basil Pesto Drink from the best food blog 5starcookies and Cookie

How often do you say to yourself: Tomorrow I will start my new,healthy life!

From your TV, Dr. Oz is approving your decision and giving you a recipe for the best green smoothie.

Oh, God life is so good. If I only have all ingredients for that Dr. Oz smoothie.

So, as soon as I get them I will be ready to become better version of my current FAB (a little fat) person.

Don’t laugh Universe, I am telling you, I will do it tomorrow. I mean it!

Today, I still have some shopping to do. And like always the new day comes.

My tomorrow that I called yesterday.

And what is happening? I have a full time job, a family to take care of and all other million things to do…

Scarlett O’Hara said:”After all, tomorrow is another day.”

You have now idea how much she was speaking to me…

And to you! Busy people!

So,what if I say, I have a perfect solution for you. For all of us!

For all of us who don’t have time to find blender to make it happen. Never mind cleaning that son of a blender.

So, dear my readers what is it? What is the perfect solution?

The answer is below!

It is called The Basil Pesto Smoothie!

You only need a two ingredients:

-Basil Pesto and Yogurt!

Don’t you think I am a genius! Of course not! I am just a lazy human being … or maybe I am a genius.

I need to learn to accept an honest compliment. Thank you, Universe.

BASIL PESTO SMOOTHIE – VISUAL INSTRUCTOR

Ingredients

1 cup Organic Greek Yogurt

3 TBSP Basil Pesto

Instructions

Mix 1 cup of Organic Greek Yogurt with 3 TBSP Basil Pesto.

Basil Pesto Drink from the best food blog 5starcookies
Basil Pesto Drink from the best food blog 5starcookies

You don’t need blender, use a spoon.

Basil Pesto Drink from the best food blog 5starcookies-Mix ingredients
Basil Pesto Drink from the best food blog 5starcookies-Mix ingredients

Optional:Decorate with basil, Italian parsley, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

Basil Pesto Drink from the best food blog 5starcookies-Decoration
Basil Pesto Drink from the best food blog 5starcookies-Decoration

Enjoy!

To print the recipe please check the box below.

Basil Pesto Smoothie - Your easy, breezy, beautiful breakfast
 
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Easy, breezy, powerful breakfast, lunch or dinner drink.
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Recipe type: Drinks
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Organic Greek Yogurt
  • 3 TBSP Basil Pesto
Instructions
  1. Mix 1 cup of Organic Greek Yogurt with 3 TBSP Basil Pesto.
  2. You don't need blender, use a spoon.
  3. Optional:Decorate with basil, Italian parsley, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
  4. Enjoy!

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Basil Pesto Drink from the best food blog 5starcookies Enjoy

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Basil Pesto – The best King in your kitchen

Hello my dear readers!

Today my post is about the king in OUR life.

The BASIL

If you never pay attention to the basil, shame on you. You are totally ignorant.

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie - Your Basil Pesto
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie – Your Basil Pesto

So, what should you know about our king?

For the start the word “basil” derives from the Greek work “basileus” which means “KING”.

If that is not enough some people called basil the “royal herb”.

What else should you know? Maybe the country of origin?

INDIA!

It is believed that basil has origins in India.

Since now you know the basic of the basil we can start our cooking show.

Let’s make the basil pesto.

BASIC BASIL KNOWLEDGE

1.Wash your basil with cold water. Never use warm water because it will wilt them.

2. Dry the basil well using a kitchen towel.

3. Chop the basil and garlic before you put them into food processor.

Are you ready for the next step?

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie - Ingredients
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie – Ingredients

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Ingredients

1 and 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves

10 cloves of garlic

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions:

Wash the basil with cold water then dry.

Using your kitchen knife chop the basil and garlic.

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie - Ingredients Garlic and Basil leaves
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie – Ingredients Garlic and Basil leaves

Place the chopped basil, garlic in a food processor.

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie - Ingredients Garlic and Basil leaves in a food processor
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie – Ingredients Garlic and Basil leaves in a food processor

Add 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper.

Pulse until finally chopped.

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie - Ingredients Garlic,Basil leaves,olive oil,salt and pepper finaly chopped in a food processor
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie – Ingredients Garlic,Basil leaves,olive oil,salt and pepper finaly chopped in a food processor

Label, date and store. You can also freeze.

Enjoy!

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie

If you want to print the recipe please check the box below.

Basil Pesto - The best King in your kitchen
 
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The best basil pesto you will ever make. And healthy!
Author:
Recipe type: Healthy
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Wash the basil with cold water then dry.
  3. Using your kitchen knife chop the basil and garlic.
  4. Place the chopped basil, garlic in a food processor.
  5. Add ½ cup olive oil, ¼ tsp salt and ¼ tsp black pepper.
  6. Pulse until finally chopped.
  7. Label, date and store. You can also freeze.
  8. Enjoy!

You can use basil pesto for many dishes.

FIVE WAYS TO USE BASIL PESTO

  1. Spread on a flat bread
  2. Replace Pizza Sauce
  3. Spread on a chicken sandwich
  4. Use with grilled steak
  5. Drizzle pesto over your breakfast eggs…

I used it with…PASTA

basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie - Add to pasta
basil pesto from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie – Add to pasta

Storage

1.In a Jar in the fridge – Fill a jar to the top. Drizzle a little olive oil over the top and seal closed to keep pesto green.

You can keep it in the fridge for about 2 weeks if you continue to cover the top with olive oil.

2. Ice cube tray – place basil pesto into ice cube tray and freeze. Then use frozen pesto cubes and store in plastic freezer bags.

You can keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.

I hope you enjoy this post and you are inspired to make it yourself.

Special Comment

Be aware that this pesto is full of the garlic. And I mean FULL!!!

I use sometimes 15 cloves of garlic in this recipe. (yes, I know but I believe garlic is good for you…)

And I also don’t use Parmesan cheese or pine nuts.

I like simple combo of the garlic, the olive oil and the king basil.

If you are still questioning my recipe please DON’T!

Healthy is good for you. Your body and your soul will say:THANK YOU!

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