Monday, March 08, 2010

Ta da!

When do I feel like all is right in my world?  This is when, in order of importance/decreasing order of stress potential:

1) Front room of house is clean
2) Couch has no laundry on it (i.e. laundry has been folded and put away)
3) Kitchen does not smell like a moldy trashcan
4) Kitchen is clean/dishes done, etc.
5) Fridge is full of prepped/cooked/cleaned/pre-sliced food.

I actually made it to #5 on Sunday.  This has everything to do with the fact that the kids could go play outside all day for the first time since last summer.  Heaven.

Things I cooked/prepped:

1) ATK Beef Stew.  This cookbook does not fail!
2) Hard boiled eggs
3) Rice
4) Ground beef
5) All veggies washed, sliced, ready to eat
6) Hummus
7) Black bean hummus
8) Gluten-free bread for E

In addition to giving me a zen-like happy, those little Tupperwares and healthy snacks mean that I'll have an easier time making lunches/work snacks all week, and thus I will eat better.  Plus, look how cute my fridge is.

THE CIRCLE OF FOOD... AND IT MOVES US ALL...

So while I was making my super-awesome regular hummus (read: I'd already made a craptastic mess on the kitchen counter) I figured I'd go ahead and try a new version, black bean hummus.  So here are the recipes.  Just so you know, I post these things here as much for myself as for you.  Most of my recipes are scribbled in sharpie on greasy, wrinkled post-its.  The post-its started off clean, but the aforementioned countertop messes have something to do with their current state.  I wish I had one of those cool binders like my sister Lis has with all her recipes, but I don't actually have the patience to make one.  So I use my blog.






Classic Hummus

1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved

3-5 T lemon juice
1.5 T sesame tahini
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp salt
2 T oil
fresh parsley (optional)
up to 1/4 cup liquid from drained chickpeas


1.  Put all ingredients in food processor except liquid from chickpeas.  Process.
2.  Add liquid as necessary until hummus is desired consistency.

Black Bean Hummus

1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained, liquid reserved
3-5 T lemon or lime juice
1.5 T sesame tahini
1/4 small red onion, chopped
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
2 T oil
fresh cilantro(optional)

up to 1/4 cup liquid from drained beans


1.  Put all ingredients in food processor except liquid from beans.  Process.
2.  Add liquid as necessary until hummus is desired consistency.

Enjoy with a pita, pita chips, or fresh veggies.  YUMMUS.





3 comments:

  1. I love hummus! I have never tried black bean hummus. I have to try it, soon. Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Black bean hummus sounds fan-friggin-tastic!!! I may have to try some o dat!!! Thanks for the recipe and yummy suggestion!!!

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  3. wow! you've been busy. go girl!!
    xoxo

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