Vegan Pesto is the Besto


This weekend, I watched “Houseboat” with Cary Grant and Sophia Loren. I LOVE old Hollywood movies. My most favorite actress ever is Audrey Hepburn. She was just so classy. The best movie, and one I tend to watch over and over again is “How To Steal A Million.” Audrey and Peter O’Toole have an amazing chemistry.

Lately, I’ve been breaking out of my shell and exploring other actors so I watched something new this weekend. I’ve watched quite a number of movies with Cary Grant in the past year or so and I must admit – that man was FUNNY. Every movie I’ve seen with him has me giggling/laughing, guaranteed. If you want to give it a try, you HAVE TO start with “Arsenic and Old Lace.” You’ll pee your pants. Not kidding. Then, of course, “An Affair To Remember.” I’m still going through them all myself. Thank goodness for Netflix.

Every time I watch a movie from 40s or 50s I realize how ignorant I’ve been – thinking that just because people talked and dressed and acted so properly they had no fun in life. The humor in these movies is so raw, but so good. If you’ve never watched an old movie like this try it. I think you’ll like it 😉


So, with this post, and its title, I cannot help, but write it with this song playing in my head. Play it while you make the pesto, will ya? It’s the besto 😀

Last week I received my first pack of nutritional yeast and I couldn’t wait to try it. But what should one make? Well, pesto! I’ve been wanting to make one for ages so here was my perfect opportunity. So I did. And I love it. And so did everyone else. So here it is for you to enjoy. Simple – 5 mins prep and you’re done. Slap in on pasta, sandwich, salad…the possibilities are endless!


  1. 1 large handful of basil
  2. 3 garlic cloves
  3. 1/4 cup pecans
  4. 1/3 + 2tbsp olive oil (you can adjust the extra based on preference)
  5. 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  6. salt + pepper
  1. Throw it all in a food processor and blend like your life depended on it.
  2. Add more olive oil if desired.
  3. Enjoy with loved ones!


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