It's been a week. A very, very eventful week.
I've lost track of the themed weeks. Any suggestions for a theme? Or perhaps any recipe suggestions? If you haven't noticed, I really like your ideas. Send them my way!!
Hence why it's been awhile since I've written. I'm pretty sure people aren't fans of blog writers in bad moods. :)
Check out my newest form of transportation:
I am so excited to ride a bike! Now whether I like it or not, I'll be getting a built-in workout everyday. The fitness gourmet is back! It's been awhile since I've really worked out, and the 6 pack has been slowly disappearing right before my eyes!! Seriously.
I was really short on time during the past couple of days so I made some super simple, super healthy meals. I've found that the best way to keep full for a long time is to incorporate as many food groups as possible (ie: whole grain, protein, veggies) into one meal.
Oh, and I was running out of hummus so I made some. Remember the time I bought jalapeno cilantro hummus? I decided to recreate it.
It took 5 minutes.
Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus
- 1 can garbanzo beans
- 1 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 jalapeno (or more depending on heat level!)
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon tahini
- 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- salt to taste
Prepare food processor with garbanzo beans, garlic, tahini, and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Blend until it forms a rough paste, and then add cilantro, jalapeno, lemon juice, and the rest of the olive oil.
Blend until smooth. Add salt and more olive oil/lemon juice if necessary and blend again.
This really reminded me of chutney. Pretty awesome if you ask me!
I used it in one of my super quick&healthy meals:
|Brown rice + sauteed mushrooms/corn topped with jalapeno cilantro hummus|
Hummus and rice is a surprisingly delicious combination.
|1 egg spinach and cheese omelette with salsa + black bean dip + jalapeno cilantro hummus + brown rice|
Brown rice and hummus again! This meal was really, really dense. And it kept me full for a ridiculous amount of time.
And sometimes, I just like cheese:
|TJ's tortellini + assorted frozen veggies sauteed with olive oil and cheese|