Homemade Pesto Bowl

Making your own pesto is FUN and super gratifying! This is a basic pasta bowl (brown rice bow ties, bibb lettuce, avocado, tomato -- my go to's) topped with homemade pesto (2 cups basil, juice of 1 lemon, quarter cup of olive oil, salt, pepper, half a cup of pine nuts in a food processor until creamy -- ingredient amount may vary depending on the texture you want your pesto to be - when I used these proportions, mine was pretty watery, which I liked, but if you prefer it thicker, you could add more basil and experiment with less olive oil).