Presto Pesto!

Sexy Presto Pesto

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  • May 30 2013

Pesto, quite arguably the most incredible sauce tossed with fresh pasta, spread on a crisp baguette toast or stuffed in a juicy chicken breast. (Was it good for you? It was good for me!) However, as with all indulgent, irresistible and droolfest naughty foods we tend to go overboard on the calories and fat! Regular fatty pesto contains 21 fatty grams and  a whopping 230 calories  per 1/4 cup! Yikes dude! Never fear, your sexy Stiletto Chef has come up with the perfect swap! Sexy Presto Almond Pesto! I cut the pine nuts and heavy Parmesan cheese and added good monounsaturated fats from almonds and ex virg olive oil. Your thigh’s will be screaming “thank yous” to me in no time. I’ll be waiting for my cards by the mail.

Sexy Almond Pesto

This recipe  coats up to 1 pound of pasta and make sandwich wraps for a week! Saves well for about a week

Makes approx 1-1 1/2 Cups Skinny Pesto

3 cups fresh basil leaves, throw away the stems smartie!

1/2 cup whole raw almonds

1 garlic clove, roughly chopped

3/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

To make the pesto, place the basil, almonds, garlic, and sea salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. Once the ingredients are somewhat mealy, gradually add the olive oil, processing until the mixture is finally chopped yet still has texture, about 1 minute. Pulse in the lemon juice. Store in a sealed storage container or jar for up to a week! Also makes a super sexy and sweet gift idea for a loved one, awwwwwe! xxxo ♥ck

PPS a super clever idea for instant pesto on hand anytime?? Ice cube trays! Just divvy up your sexy pesto into good ol ice cube trays and freeze! When you need a pesto fix? Pop a cube into a pasta and toss! Clever biatch you!


  • Rana

    How can I get “pretty delicious’ autographed by you??

    • CandiceKumai

      @Rana:) Go ahead and email my team @ info@stilettochef.com and we accept checks for signed books + recipe cards as a bonus! or if you are in NY LA or SD we have events soon! xx ck nu00a0

      • Rana

        Candice, Super excited!!! Send my check and info yesterday. Want to get it personalized by you. Can’t wait to get it home.u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0u00a0 nn1/ Any cooking show in the works for justu00a0you???? nn2/Please come to Dallas, we love Cali girls!!u00a0nn3/u00a0What is your fav place to eat in NYC, I’ll be there in a cpl of wks??nnxxx Rana

  • Rana

    How can I get “pretty delicious’ autographed by you??

    • CandiceKumai

      @Rana:) Go ahead and email my team @ info@stilettochef.com and we accept checks for signed books + recipe cards as a bonus! or if you are in NY LA or SD we have events soon! xx ck
       

      • Rana

        Candice, Super excited!!! Send my check and info yesterday. Want to get it personalized by you. Can’t wait to get it home.             

        1/ Any cooking show in the works for just you????

        2/Please come to Dallas, we love Cali girls!! 

        3/ What is your fav place to eat in NYC, I’ll be there in a cpl of wks??

        xxx Rana

  • annie

    Hi! I’ve never posted on a blog before, so here goes nothin haha. My mom recently purchased two copies of Pretty Delicious, one for me and one for her. Tonight we made the soba noodle recipe and the bok choy recipe. And man was it ever delicious! As a vegetarian, I am always looking for healthy and “skinny” ways to create tasty meals. Thank you for writing such delicious recipes! I am excited to try more of them, and think I will see about making some meat substitutions for some of the omnivorous recipes. Keep it up! You’re an inspiration to a fellow Cali girl who is a foodie that wants to stay thin and sexy ;)

    • CandiceKumai

      Annie!! Thank you so so much!! I am thrilled to know that you love the book!! She is a beaut isn’t she?? I take it you go to Berkeley? My sister went there, smart girl, smart girl… you both must be! I hope you + your Mother love the book… I am a fellow Cali girl in NYC and it’s been a heck of a healthy stir-up!! No more surf for me, but adjustment is key. And eating healthy is a goal in life. It’s prevention for the mind, body and soul. Take great care of you! Love yourself and keep posted for my SF events!! they are here: http://www.PrettyDeliciousCookbook.comu00a0 Loads of love!! xx cku00a0

  • annie

    Hi! I’ve never posted on a blog before, so here goes nothin haha. My mom recently purchased two copies of Pretty Delicious, one for me and one for her. Tonight we made the soba noodle recipe and the bok choy recipe. And man was it ever delicious! As a vegetarian, I am always looking for healthy and “skinny” ways to create tasty meals. Thank you for writing such delicious recipes! I am excited to try more of them, and think I will see about making some meat substitutions for some of the omnivorous recipes. Keep it up! You’re an inspiration to a fellow Cali girl who is a foodie that wants to stay thin and sexy ;)

    • CandiceKumai

      Annie!! Thank you so so much!! I am thrilled to know that you love the book!! She is a beaut isn’t she?? I take it you go to Berkeley? My sister went there, smart girl, smart girl… you both must be! I hope you + your Mother love the book… I am a fellow Cali girl in NYC and it’s been a heck of a healthy stir-up!! No more surf for me, but adjustment is key. And eating healthy is a goal in life. It’s prevention for the mind, body and soul. Take great care of you! Love yourself and keep posted for my SF events!! they are here: http://www.PrettyDeliciousCookbook.com  Loads of love!! xx ck 

  • http://www.tastes-good-to-me.com/ kale

    u00a0I’m afraid I’m going to describe someone as a spring roll buffet and they won’t know what a compliment it is! ;)nSuch fab ideas as always, Candice!

  • http://www.tastes-good-to-me.com/ kale

     I’m afraid I’m going to describe someone as a spring roll buffet and they won’t know what a compliment it is! ;)
    Such fab ideas as always, Candice!

  • Emily @ www.emilysolives.com

    You actually just saved my life by telling me the correct way to roll salad rolls. I mess them up all the time and it makes me so sad! Saved. My. Life.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614665500 Candice Kumai

      You’re always welcome! Get ready for my new cookbook “Cook Yourself Sexy”as i’ve got a whole section on sushi hand rolls! xxxu00a0

      • http://www.facebook.com/ChinaChao1 Lucy Wong

        OMG now I really want my book NOW! LoL!

  • Emily @ www.emilysolives.com

    You actually just saved my life by telling me the correct way to roll salad rolls. I mess them up all the time and it makes me so sad! Saved. My. Life.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614665500 Candice Kumai

      You’re always welcome! Get ready for my new cookbook “Cook Yourself Sexy”as i’ve got a whole section on sushi hand rolls! xxx 

      • http://www.facebook.com/ChinaChao1 Lucy Wong

        OMG now I really want my book NOW! LoL!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ChinaChao1 Lucy Wong

    And I never thought about using corn until I read this! Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChinaChao1 Lucy Wong

    And I never thought about using corn until I read this! Thanks!

  • Em

    This is so delicious, just made it today. I added a sprinkle of cinnamon and chia seeds.