Spaghetti with pumpkin seed pesto
ca. 15 minutes
ingredients for 2 people:
200g spelt spaghetti (or more or less, depending on how hungry you are 😉 )
2 tsp. blackseed oil (from the fennel flower)
2 tbsp. pumpkin seed pesto
1 tbsp. cream cheese
ca. 150g feta cheese
pinch of majoram
pinch of rosemary
pinch of oregano
pinch of curcuma
2 tbsp. hemp seeds
Cook the spaghetti and strain them. Arrange on a plate or in a bowl. Scatter feta cheese, spices and hemp seeds over the pasta. Add some blackseed oil and pumpkin seed pesto. Add pepper to taste (I don’t use salt, because the feta cheese is already quite salty).
Pumpkin seed pesto is easily self-made. Just mix pumpkin seed and a pumpkin seed oil and blend it.
Blackseed tastes a little like sesame with a pinch of caraway to it. For thousands of years it is being used as medicinal plant. It is supposed to help with digestion. Moreover, blackseed may alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy. It is helpful against asthma and high blood pressure. It is also supposed to help with allergies, neurodermatitis and psoriasis. So certainly sounds like something we might want to have in the kitchen when suffering from HIT.
Since 2010 Nestlé is trying to get their hands on a patent for nigella sativa, which is the botanical name for blackseed/the fennel flower. Their aim is to promote a medicament for food allergies. The number for the patent case is WO2010133574.
There is one more reason to boycott this food giant. If parts of the plant are getting patented this usually means an increase of the price for blackseed and that somebody is manipulating a natural plant, maybe even changing it. The future for medicinal plants available for the general public looks arduous when certain corporations claim parts of plants as their genuine property.
(c) The Histamine Pirate