someone else’s treasure.

last weekend i bought a food processor from a lady off of kijiji. she had cats and a beautifully decorated house. it was a very terrifying look into my future. needless to say i had to get out of there as quick as possible.

in my rush back to reality, i slipped and took a pretty nasty spill on the ice. one-in-the-morning in urgent care is how everyone wants to spend their saturday night, right? i’m happy to report my late-night x-rays showed there is nothing broken in my right ankle. some rest, ice, compression and elevation is in my future, but i’ll take that any day over a cast and crutches. we’ve done that already on s&s.

despite the pain, i was super excited to try out my new food processor – a gadget i’ve never owned before. i subscribed to that clean life, an online community of healthy, clean recipes and meal plans and a lot of the recipes – and those in some of my other favourite clean eating cookbooks – call for a food processor, so it was time to add it to the kitchen arsenal.

pasta is always my comfort food – besides bbq lays chips – so i searched for a healthy version on that clean life. enter the brown rice pesto pasta with roasted tomatoes.

DSC_1599spinach & basil pesto
serves four


  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

combining spinach, basil, lemon juice, sunflower seeds, extra virgin olive oil, tamari and garlic in a food processor. process until a smooth consistency is formed. toss with your favourite pasta.


i was able to put my new food processor to use with this delicious pesto, reprinted with permission by that clean life creator Abigail Keeso.

what’s your favourite comfort food? do you have a food processor?