One way to wake up a mundane dish is to go green. And, that’s what I did. I had a little left-over thinly chopped chicken tenderloin from a few days ago. On the onset,  I attempted to forego and do a new dish.  But, on second thoughts I decided to transform this humble left-over into something quite delicious and interesting.

I grabbed my food processor and decided to make yours truly a quick pesto sauce. Instead of basil which I didn’t have, I reached for my beautiful bouquet of parsley and pulled off a generous portion.

Fresh parsley
Fresh parsley

I placed same in my processor along with a couple of cloves of roasted garlic (did a quick steam/roast in the microwave), a few slivered almonds, salt, cracked black pepper and olive oil. I pulsed and married all the ingredients. It tasted so great I even added it a few spoons to some scrabbled eggs.

Sample of parsley/almond pesto sauce along with scrabbled eggs
Sample of parsley/almond pesto sauce along with scrabbled eggs

My mission was to make me dinner so I cooked me some whole wheat angel hair pasta. In the oven I did a quick roast of zucchini and tomatoes. In a skillet, I sautéed roughly chopped onions and a few pieces of bell peppers in a combination of coconut/olive oil. I made sure to season along with salt and pepper and a dash of dried basil.

I then drained my angel hair pasta making sure to reserve a little of the liquid in case I needed to build or liquefy my sauce. It was time; I added my delicious parsley/almond pesto to the pasta and carefully folded all the ingredients. I retrieved my left-over chicken and cut the pieces in thinner strips and tossed them in. As for the roasted veggies, they too became part of the mouth-watering dish.

Guys, that’s what beautiful things are made of. I garnished with a little chopped parsley and dived right in the amazing dish. Thanks to a bouquet of parsley.

Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.

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