Chickpea Grinding Machine!
I was getting bored and restless this afternoon so I decided to go for a short 30 minute run.
First I had a snack- an English muffin with almond butter and cinnamon.
Then I ran over to the school track- I definitely christened the new shoes trudging through some snow on the way there.
At the track I did intervals: sprint 400 yd, walking recovery 200yd x 4
Weird how it took me about the same time to run 400 as walk 200.
Then ran home.
Picking up the speed definitely bothers my feet more than a slow, steady shuffle, so I kept it short. I have a long run tomorrow! 8 miles! ahh!!
When I got home I decided to tackle some hummus making!!
Several of you mentioned that you can make it without tahini, so I did just that!
(I started with these measurements, but went back and add more of just about all the seasonings…)
1 can garbanzo beans
1/8 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp cumin
2 small garlic cloves
~1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Threw it all in the food processor and processed away. It was a slow process—I had to keep scraping it back down to the blades, adding oil as necessary.
I sampled it…turned out pretty tasty! My favorite store bought flavor is roasted red pepper hummus, so I really want to try making that for a true comparison!
(In the process of making the hummus I knocked over the bottle of sesame oil- about half the bottle spilled, so my whole kitchen smells like sesame.)
Then came dinner. Pearl barely, carrots, snap peas, and a chopped up black bean burger, with a Rising Moon on the side.
I’m going to a newly opened bistro-style wine bar tonight! They have small plates, cheeses, and desserts, so I just wanted something light to hold me over.
I can’t wait to check this place out- it’s called Sweet Basil’s & Co. It’s a sister restaurant to a fabulous local place called Sweet Basil’s that focuses on seasonal, local food. I went there once for a friend’s birthday and had the most amazing sweet potato risotto.
Happy Saturday! Anybody looking forward to the Super Bowl tomorrow?