Change of Plans…and a Hummus Recipe

1st change of plans: I wanted to do a nice long workout after work today. But I first had to go by the dentist. I was still numb by the time I got home, so I’ve decided to postpone the long workout for tomorrow and maybe take a walk with Bryan tonight instead.

2nd change of plans: I was going to make this great salad for dinner. Instead, I decided to have 1 pita, 2 carrots, and a bowl of homemade hummus. It still fit into my nutritional goals for the day, so we’re good. And it was delicious!

Homemade Hummus in my pretty Polish pottery bowl with pita chips and carrot sticks

Hummus Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of organic garbonzo beans (chickpeas), drained
  • 5-6 sundried tomato pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. organic olive oil (add more if you like it thinner)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. tahini (sesame) paste
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 small cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 c. chopped vidalia onion
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1-2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (reserve 1/2 tsp. for garnish)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin

Instructions: Chop ingredients and grind together or whirl in a food processor till desired smoothness. Spoon into a pretty serving bowl, drizzle with a little extra olive oil and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes. Can garnish with additional fresh basil and/or parsley as well. Serve with fresh veggies or your favorite bread.

3rd change of plans: I had to take a quiz tonight for Nutrition (one of those “complete by midnight” assignments for my online course). Well, I noticed that the instructions said you could start and stop as often as you like, since it’s an open book assignment. I opened it up and found that it was only 8 questions, most of which were common sense. So, I’m already done with that, and instead of studying all night, I’m going to take a much needed break and watch a movie with my man. I like this change of plans.

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One response to “Change of Plans…and a Hummus Recipe

  1. adventuresinuncooking

    MMMm there’s nothing like homemade hummus. Your recipe looks delicious. Where do you get your tahini? I get mine from Pita House near Tech.

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