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backdraft005
07-31-2009, 08:35 PM
I was eating dinner last night, chicken burger with pesto , and realized how great pesto fits in the weightlifters diet! So i just want to pass it on to those that don't know what it is. Pesto is Basil, Parmesan, Almonds, Olive Oil, and Garlic, put through a food processor. Amazing stuff. Then you can mix it into mayonnaise for an awesome sauce for meals. Give it a try, its good stuff! (better homemade FYI).

shansen008
07-31-2009, 10:30 PM
Pesto is actually Olive Oil, Basil, Pine Nuts, and Garlic. You can add the Parmasean if you like, but i like it just like that. The pine nuts can be expensive, but they really make it taste authentic.

Its great for you and calorie dense.

backdraft005
08-01-2009, 06:15 AM
my mother's homemade recipe uses almonds instead, and uses Parmesan. its excellent stuff. i'll miss it when i go studying abroad.