Sunday, June 16, 2013


What's delicious, good for you, and super easy to make at home? Hummus! I LOVE the stuff, but store bought hummus tastes terrible and it's too expensive to eat restaurant hummus every day.  The cheapest hummus I can find locally at a restaurant costs $7.99/pound and it's not even that good. Anyway, I decided to buy some chick peas, play with ratios and make hummus myself.

  •  15 oz can of chick peas
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup Tahini 
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic 
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • Tablespoon of Paprika 
  • Salt to taste
Blend the chickpeas and half the oil (some people like to skin the chickpeas, but I don't think it makes enough of a difference to be worth the time). Squeeze the juice out of the lemon into the blended chickpeas.  Add the Tahini, the rest of the oil and the spices. Play around with the flavor 'til you get what you like.

Good people eat hummus with snap peas or carrots, but naughty eaters like me prefer it with bread. If you can get fresh pita bread, awesome! Otherwise, here is what you can do to a tortilla that goes great with hummus! 


Add about a teaspoon of olive oil to a frying pan, turn on medium heat. Put a tortilla in the frying pan. Keep flipping until the tortilla is crispy and a little brown.


Sunday, June 2, 2013


Delicious, good for your, and FOREIGN: Gazpacho. The Spanish soup of the summer.

6 tomatoes 
1 cucumber 
1 onion 
1 cup of sliced celery 
1 bell pepper
2 teaspoons fresh parsley
Teaspoon of fresh chives. 
2 teaspoons of garlic
1 lemon
2 teaspoons sugar
Dash of Worcestershire sauce 
1/4 cup red wine vinegar 
1/4 cup olive oil  
4 cups tomato juice 
Salt and pepper to taste 

Chop up all your vegetables and mix everything together in a pot. Juice the lemon and add to the pot. Add remaining ingredients. Refrigerate overnight. This soup is very easy, but it takes time to chop all of your vegetables.

Only use FRESH ingredients. This soup is raw, so frozen or canned won't cut it.