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Month: June, 2013

Running with nice people (5)

(Running) People stretching: “Forget it. Let’s just stretch our stomachs.” – “Ok.”

The ultimate reason to finish every summer run at USZ.

Juja’s Extra Healthy Sports Nutrition (4)

Pesto Verde

The Sprint in Moritzburg is probably the only competition worldwide with workable starting times: after getting up. Quite some time, in fact. So we can’t rely on our breakfast alone, but we need another competition meal around lunchtime. Sports favorite: noodles. I’d only like them to taste of something (ideally, also when they’re cold). The most simple solution: Pesto! Unfortunately, almost ready-made version I’ve ever bought was ugly or at least quite suspicious. So now I did it myself – et voilà: the best pesto ever!

It’s probably impossible to do anything wrong about the measurements or anything else, I improvised around two different recipes and this is the result I liked best:

  • 50g fresh basil (I took a little less and added some rucola instead because I like the tart flavour) – chop
  • about 50ml olive oil
  • 50g pine nuts (you could take sunflower seeds instead to save money, but I think it’s worth it), roast. Add one half to the pesto, the other half is saved for decoration.
  • 50g grated hard cheese (Parmesan or the like)
  • chop everything up in a blender, season with salt and (not too much) pepper

Good luck!

Where we belong

“Chasing records doesn’t keep me on my bike. Happiness does.”
– Lance Armstrong

12th Schlosstriathlon Moritzburg… learn German, or else you’ll miss all the fun! ;)