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Hummus

Hello Readers,

How do you feel about hummus? Personally I find it super delicious, it satisfies my craving for something creamy, and savory in between meals. Most of us use it as a dip for our chips or veggies, but I also like to use it as a spread on sandwiches in place of mayo.

Check out the recipe below the photo.

Classic hummus topped with lemon zest for extra zing..

Recipe

  • 2 Lemons ( zested and juiced)
  • 16 oz can of chickpeas( drained,rinsed)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp olive oil ( or sunflower)
  • 2 large tbsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

1) Drain and rinse canned chickpeas. ( optional step, lightly saute them to deepen flavor)

2) In a blender, add in juice from lemons, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.

3) Blend to desired consistency. Remove and place into bowl.

4) Gently mix in lemon zest an save some to use as garnish. Serve room temperature.

Thanks for reading, until next time! Cheers!

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Tzatziki

Hello Readers and Happy Monday,

Today we have tzatziki sauce! Typically used to dress gyro’s; tzatziki can also be used to dip veggies, dress regular salads or spread on crackers.

This delicious dressing is high protein, satisfying and really simple. Personally I enjoy whole milk plain yogurt, it is creamy, satisfies my fat craving and is less tangy; however, if you prefer a more tangy sauce I would recommend the low fat or fat free plain yogurt.

To make this sauce all you need is plain greek yogurt, salt, pepper, dill, and shredded cucumber. * You can substitute dill for mint or add both!*

Thank you for reading, until next time Cheers!

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Basil Tomato Sauce

Hello Readers, and Happy Monday!

This weeks blog is short and simple: tomato sauce. Now, we all have our own family recipe’s and there are ba-jillions yes ba-jillions of sauces for you too choose from at the grocery store, but sometimes it’s fun to make one on your own. If you are interested here is my tomato sauce recipe.

Beautiful basil bunch I found at my local Market basket.

This yields about 6 cups of sauce. Can be stored in refrigerator for no more than 3.5 weeks

Crushed tomato28 oz cans x2
tomato paste1 tbsp
minced garlic1 tbsp
butter2 tbsp
salt1/2 tbsp
pepper1 tsp
paprika1 tsp
dried oregano3 dashes
red wine1 cup
water3/4 cup
sugar1 tbsp

Method of Prep

  1. Melt butter in pan
  2. add garlic and cook for 3 min
  3. add crushed tomato, tomato paste and spices cook for 5 min
  4. add wine cook for 3 mins
  5. add water and sugar
  6. simmer for 10 min
  7. taste and adjust seasoning to your liking
  8. chop basil and add
  9. cook for 5 mins

As usual thank you for reading, until next time, Cheers!