So much has happened since our last post…which is why we haven’t posted in SEVERAL weeks! Our dilema: With more exciting events comes less time to blog while the need for blogging becomes greater!! Well, let’s catch up!
Food- I have two ideas to share with you all….fun, delicious, super easy meals!! I have pictures to post, but getting them on here is another long story….so for now, just words!! First, my favorite default (and most often craved) meal: Hummus & Veggies! Some of you may be thinking, “That’s not a meal, it’s an appetizer!” Well, you will be pleasantly surprised at how full a dish of hummus and a plate of assorted veggies will make you. I often make hummus with chickpeas (the traditional way), but there are all kinds of different hummus recipes out there! What’s so awesome about hummus is that ALL vegetables taste great along with it!! A good time to try this is when it’s time to clean out the fridge of things that may be pushing their expiration dates! Veggies that we use most often are bell peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and celery..(I realize not all of these are vegetables;)! It’s also great with pita chips!! This time, I chose to make a black bean hummus…..amazing!!! Basic ingredients: Black beans, tahini (sesame seed paste), garlic, extra virgin olive oil, salt, lemon juice, cumin, paprika…all to taste!!
Another idea for emptying out your fridge is whipping up a frittata!! I originally wanted to make a quiche for dinner, so I searched for recipes without crusts…my mother-in-law informed me that quiches without crusts are called “frittatas”…who knew? I like the whole “you learn something new every day” thing… I never know what to put down when it’s time to write the recipe since I usually changed so much about the original. So, I’ve decided to include basic ingredients and you can search on your own for the rest!! Basic ingredients: Eggs, spinach, mushrooms, green onions, white onion, red bell pepper, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and anything else you may want to add in your’s!!