World best Hummus

Recipe courtesy of Adam Guthrie of I Feel Good.

Hummus
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Ingredients
3 cups (2 tins)  x  cooked chickpeas
2 cloves  x  garlic
1/2 cup x Tahini (sesame paste)
1/2 cup x fresh lemon juice
a good pinch of salt
water for thinning
Method
Place the garlic, lemon juice, salt and Tahini in a food processor
and process for a minute or two.
Add the chickpeas and process while drizzling in enough water to
make a a nice creamy paste. Continue to process for 10min to make
it very smooth. The consistency when finished should not be too
think or to thin but a soft smooth puree. Place the Hummus in a few
plastic containers and store in the fridge. Serve with raw vegetables
as a dip or use as spread on salad wraps.
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I recently gave away my old food processor so had to use my Vitamix blender.
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which is fine except for trying to get out ALL the hummus from around the blades…
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As you can see I prefer to have my hummus on the thick side…
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Delicious. You honestly have to try this if you like hummus. It leave the shop bought ones for dead.

Another fantastic day

Another 6am start. Before heading out the door I started a loaf of bread in the breadmaker, then set off  for a  walk with the dogs. I was rather underdressed this morning as it was quite cold outside. It was still nice but my ears hurt by the time I got back. I warmed up with a cup of tea and a couple of crusktis and spreadable cheese.

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Later I had a most unusual breakfast. A lentil pattie topped with BBQ sauce, a sprinkling of grated cheese and some tomatoe slices. Yum, yum!

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Once I dropped the girls at school (had to drive them today as both are under the weather) I headed to the gym for my cardio workout. I did 20mins on the eliptical and 20mins on the bike. It was a hard slog but I got it done and burnt up over 380cal in the process.

Came home just in time to catch the delivery man delivering my new pots :-).

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After my shower I enjoyed a green smoothie.

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The only problem with doing such a workout is that I really am quite exhausted for some time afterwards. I did manage to cook some quinoa in my new pot for todays lunch, do a bit of ironing and  I also sewed up a breadbag.

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Around 1pm I was hungry enough for lunch. I had the red quinoa I’d cooked earlier, the last of the roast vegetables and some tofu with ketsup manis (love this). I ended up leaving a bit of everything.

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Around 4pm I had some vegetable soup and corn thins with hummus.

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Then it off to the groceries while Christy was at singing lessons. Back home I was rather hungry and dinner was not quite ready, so I finished off the hummus with a handful of vegetable tortilla chips.

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Dinner tonight was Caribbean, Sweet Potato and Kidney Bean Hotpot. I didn’t have any curry so used cumin. I also subbed four bean mix for the red kidney beans, and served with some basmati rice. It was delicious.

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The recipe is courtesy of Adam Guthrie of I Feel Good and I’m hoping to get permission to share the recipe. You can also subscribe to his recipes (he’s a vegan chef) on his website.

A new week has begun…

It’s a new week and I’m ready to get back on the healthy eating wagon. Started the day with a lovely walk by the lake and a green smoothie.

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Then it was on with cleaning the house and a yummy falafel salad for lunch.

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Afternoon tea was some tiny teddies I found while cleaning out the kitchen :-(.

Dinner was a burritos made with TVP, cheese and tomato. And don’t you just love how bright tonights photo is? Kevin got me a new camera – isn’t he a sweetie! I can’t believe how much better it is.

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And supper…the last of the ice cream (no more until we’re back from the UK) and a choc strawberry bought yesterday.

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I’m all geared up and ready to get back on track with the Red Carpet Ready program. Which means no cakes, cookies, lollies, ice cream and only the occasional dark chocolate until we leave for the UK in 5.5 weeks. It’s crunch time!

Home made dressing delight

Had a lovely morning walk with the dogs followed by the upper body part of my workout. Then came a green smoothie – using freshly ground flaxseeds cortesy of my new grinder.

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After dropping the girls at school I had a cup of tea and a slice of grainy bread with hummus.

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Spent the morning doing random jobs around the house. Lunch was a salad with egg…and homemade dressing. I finally got around to making a honey mustard dressing with equal parts (1 tbsp) dijon mustard, honey, olive oil and lemon juice from Kath Eats Real Food.I fully expected not to like it – after all I do like a creamy dressing – but this was REALLY good.

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Afternoon tea – a cup of tea and a chocolate muffin (homemade this morning and on the healthy side).

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This afternoons snack was pita bread with cheese, hummus, carrot and sprouts. Yum!!

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Served with tea, of course.

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Tonights dinner was a lentil bake. I’ve made it before and I love it. But unfortunately I’m the only one who does…

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You can find the recipe at Attic 24. If you like lentils you’ll love it. I even forgot the peanuts and it still tasted great. Real comfort food.

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And lastly…

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