Chickpea Grinding Machine!

February 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm 16 comments

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.

english muffin

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

400 1:47
200 1:44
400 1:57
200 1:55
400 1:53
200 1:43
400 1:55

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.

hummus making homemade hummus

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!

carrot and hummus

(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.

barley and veggies

By candlelight:

candlelight dinner

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?


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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. theprocessofhealing  |  February 6, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    The wine bar sounds fantastic, have fun!
    You know… I don’t even know who is playing in the super bowl. I know, I know, sad…

  • 2. Heather (Where's the Beach)  |  February 6, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Ah dinner looks great. I haven’t seen the Rising Moons here just yet. Always like to see those though – sign of spring!

  • 3. lindsayruns  |  February 6, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    you’re playing around with you layout aren’t you? 🙂 Yum, hummus. We were at Sam’s today and I stood in front of the mondo tub of Sabia debating and debating…decided against, only because I would burn through it in a week if I had access to that much!

  • 4. Matt  |  February 6, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Dinner looks good! I’ll watch the Super Bowl, but I don’t really care who wins. It is an excuse to drink beer though right?

    • 5. Heather  |  February 7, 2010 at 7:11 am

      Sure is!

  • 6. Kara  |  February 6, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    That hummus looks good. I’ve never tried it with out tahini but I might have to now. I usually add a couple of jarred roasted red peppers and a pinch of chipotle chili powder to my homemade hummus and it’s way better than the store bought kind!

    • 7. Heather  |  February 7, 2010 at 7:11 am

      Mmmm that sounds fantastic!

  • 8. EE  |  February 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    The hummus looks delicious!

    Have fun watching the game; I’ll be watching the Puppy Bowl instead. I know, terrible of me.

  • 9. Heather  |  February 6, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Love the looks of that dinner – the combination sounds delicious.

    Great run!

  • 10. actorsdiet  |  February 6, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    i love the idea of adding cinnamon to almond butter!

  • 11. Danielle  |  February 7, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Your hummus looks like it turned out good 🙂 You should try making it in a blender, it gets super creamy

    Good luck on your run tomorrow!

    • 12. Heather  |  February 7, 2010 at 7:13 am

      I’ll try that next time!

  • 13. lessonstolearn  |  February 7, 2010 at 7:57 am

    I love barley and really miss it being on a gluten-free diet. hat dish looks wonderful!

    I really need to make my own hummus. It really does look easy.

  • 14. Anna  |  February 7, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Yum!!! I love homemade hummus!

  • 15. marathonmaiden  |  February 7, 2010 at 10:30 am

    yummy homemade hummus. i don’t have a food processor though, would it still be possible to make it on my own?

    • 16. Heather  |  February 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm

      Got a blender? Apparently that works better than the food processor


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