Ok, so I have been making this dairy free basil pesto with macadamia nuts for quite some time now. I stumbled upon it by accident and the story goes a little like this. Living in Hawaii is great, like I can go for afternoon swims every day great, however when it comes to traffic…not so great! I was all set driving home with my groceries and realized I forgot to buy parmesan and pine nuts, yes very essential to pesto in my mind. But not wanting to go back out into the chaos known as Hawaii afternoon traffic and not end up back home till practically midnight, I decided to be resourceful and use what was in my kitchen.
I remember the first time I heard my nutritionist say, “A good day is when we go through a stick of butter in our house.” I laughed to myself and then actually thought about how much butter I do eat in a day and realized, yes thats a good day. For those of you who know me, you know how much I absolutely love butter! I add it to everything, yes scrambled eggs and steak taste oh so fabulous with a pad of butter melted on top. Oh and don’t forget a warm slice of my grain free sandwich bread with butter—the best combination.