RECIPE: Fresh Pesto

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I. LOVE. PESTO.

Put it on Pasta. Serve it in soups. Pop it on Pizza.

The smell of fresh basil is like Spring and Summer and Tuscany all in one leaf!

So if you are looking for something to do with your basil plant’s offerings, or just searching for a pesto recipe, you’ve found it!

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups fresh basil

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup pine nuts,  toasted (1-3 minutes, don’t over toast, because pine nuts are spendy!) * you can leave these out, but try not too!

1/2 cup parmesan or pecorino cheese, preferably fresh grated

2/3 cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

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Combine all of above ingredients in a food processor and serve immediately on pasta or freeze for weeks!

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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