Ignore him. He's an idiot. As a kid I couldn't stand ground beef, potato chips or refried beans. You could not get me to eat at McDonalds or Taco Bell. My mom had do do crazy inventions to get me to eat homemade hamburgers. I grew out of all my picky stuff eventually. He obviously has had no children or picky husbands to deal with (is there a difference between the two?)
Anyway, I made this today. Pistachio Pesto Recipe - Food.com - 110688 The farmers market had pistachio butter so I used that. I suppose you could leave out the cheese. I left out the cilantro and went pretty light on the olive oil. Don't know if kids would eat it. I bet they'd eat a tomato-based pesto. I'm totally going to experiment with pestos thanks to this thread.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs