Being in my kitchen makes me happy… I wasn’t feeling very happy a lot this week so spending most of the evening in there tonight is just what I needed. John went to watch the Penguins playoff game on a big screen that they set up outside of the Consol Energy Center with a friend so I had plenty of time to do just that. I had a couple things I had to get first so I took a nice walk to Kuhns to get them. While I was there I got “Footloose” from Redbox. I figured it was a good time since John wasn’t going to be home and all…although he’s normally a good sport about watching chick flicks with me.
I mixed together the ingredients for vanilla bean ice cream that is currently chilling in the fridge waiting to be made into the creamy stuff. I also, prepared the batter for my Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake. For my dinner, I made Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. And for our breakfast tomorrow I made healthified Shoe Fly Muffins which I am SO excited about! I can’t wait to share the recipe with you! I say they are for breakfast, but I actually ate one tonight, so I already know just how good they are..mm mm…I’ve been wanting to try to make something like this for awhile now and tonight was a good a time as ever.
Back to the hummus, I love the stuff. I used to make it all the time but haven’t in awhile and it sounded great for dinner tonight with some veggies to dip in it. I didn’t have any Tahini and normally would just use natural peanut butter, but decided to just try it without any of those and it worked out great! If you prefer the taste of Tahini in your hummus though you can easily add it to this recipe.
1 can garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained)
1 tbsp plus 1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 garlic cloves
1 roasted red pepper (i used jarred but feel free to roast up your own)
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1-2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp water
1 1/2 tbsp Tahini (optional)
salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
My Food spread before I started the movie: Veggies, Hummus, Salsa (I dip veggies in it sometimes…weird), my version of limeade (juice from half a lime, sprinkle of stevia, water, and a little bit of aloe vera juice), and of course a Shoe Fly Muffin.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!