kale pesto pasta…

There is something about a chilly autumn evening that makes the heart sing for comfort food. In my case, it was healthy comfort food… and no, that doesn’t have to be an oxymoron.

I just made the most delicious kale pumpkin pesto over brown rice spaghetti a la Joyous Health. It was so delicious in fact, that I had to share the recipe with all of you! (Also, it takes 15 minutes to make, most of which is waiting for the pasta to cook! Amazing!)

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 2 large black or green kale leaves, washed and destemmed.
  • 2 handfuls of fresh arugula.
  • 2 garlic cloves.
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds.
  • 2 gluggs of hemp seed oil or extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Healthy pinch of sea salt & freshly ground black pepper.

Toss everything into a food processor and blend, blend, blend. Cook a twoonie-sized amount of brown rice pasta, strain and mix in pesto. That’s it! I crumbled a little fresh goat cheese on top for extra love. Healthy comfort food!


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