Written by Candice Heath
Two years ago, I became a mother to Emily Heath. Not only did it come with all the associated joys, but it also turned my world upside down – in the best way! Suddenly my spare time mostly belonged to my child and anything that took extended amounts of time just simply wasn’t a viable option. I really didn’t want that to be the case with healthy eating at home.
So I began to hunt and experiment with ideas that were not only nutritionally jam-packed but most importantly convenient. Having quick, nutritious and delicious recipes like this in the holster is the trick to a happy and healthy family.
As a working mom, the last thing you or the little one clinging to your leg wants are hours spent in the kitchen. Honestly, I am so grateful for this incredible pulse pasta. Which allows me to spend time with my little one instead of slaving away in the kitchen for hours (after a long day of work), and I don’t have to sacrifice the nutritional benefits.
That’s why I absolutely love this recipe, it’s just so simple.
Green Goddess Bowls with Lime Sauce
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 1 hour of soaking
For the lime sauce:
- ¾ cup toasted pumpkin seeds, soaked for at least 1 hour (plus extra for garnish)
- ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon miso paste or use tamari or soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- ¾ cup filtered water, plus extra If the sauce is too thick
For the pasta
- 1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets
- 1 bunch kale, stemmed and chopped finely
- 1 box of Happy Earth People Chickpea Pasta
- Start with the lime sauce – First, drain the soaked pumpkin seeds. In a high-speed blender, add the drained pumpkin seeds, parsley, garlic, cumin, honey, miso paste, lime zest, lime juice, salt, pepper, and water. Blitz until smooth, add water if it’s still too thick, check the seasoning and add more to taste.
- Once the sauce is done, cook the Happy Earth People Chickpea Pasta. Boil water in a pot, once rapidly boiling add the pasta – remember to use a timer (6 minutes)
- Steam the broccoli florets for 5 minutes, on the last minute, add the kale.
- Add your pasta into separate bowls, top with broccoli, kale and drizzle as much lime sauce as you like. Sprinkle leftover pumpkin seeds, salt and pepper.. and voila, quick, healthy, happy meal!
About the author:
Candice is a momtrepreneur on a mission to combine conscious eating, parenting and work life. She is co-owner, finance and operations extraordinaire at Happy Earth People. Candice spends most of her time cracking the numbers and making sure products get onto shelves! She gets a kick out of excel, and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Her journey began after years of suffering from health issues and many a hospital visit, she would eventually realise that the root cause of her problem was diet. By combining a more holistic lifestyle including daily yoga, meditation practice and taking a more plant-based approach. Years of excess weight, cholesterol and pain all dropped within 3 months. This sparked a major love for intuitive eating and conscious lifestyle choices. Now with a nearly 2-year-old daughter, her culinary world has evolved into finding the best foods for babies and toddlers, which definitely includes, Happy Earth People Pasta!