Monday, June 30, 2014

Sundried Tomato and Basil Hummus!

The Scoop:
Hummus is so easy to manipulate to your taste and is a healthier snack option!

Suggestions Before Starting:
We use "no sodium added" garbanzo beans in a can.  In the future, we will be boiling our own.  Boiling your own is more cost effective and you can control what is added (preservatives, sodium...) more easily.  Fresh is always better in my eyes when it comes to herbs but if you do not have access, feel free to substitute dried herbs.  Dried herbs require much less than fresh herbs because they are more concentrated.  Remember to thoroughly stir the Tahini before using otherwise the bottom will be completely solid as you finish the container.  Never heard of Tahini?  Tahini is simply ground sesame seeds that is paste-like.  We've found it is cheapest at the local Indian grocery stores but also available at more traditional grocery stores.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Is anybody out there still?

So... we've taken a bit of a hiatus.  During our time away we have made several changes.  When I say we've made several changes, I really mean very little is the same anymore.  Dave and I now live in Michigan and instead of working in mental health, I now work as a Sommelier and an Event Planner.  Dave has been promoted to Senior Engineer.  We now have a beautiful golden retriever puppy named Merlot.  We are constantly going now.

How does any of this have to do with the lone clicker that stumbled upon this ghost blog?  I'm so relieved you asked!  Dave and I are still foodies but now we're looking at recipes from a new angle.  We have both put the effort into eating healthier but not compromising the delicious foods in the world.  Instead of chicken fingers breaded and fried in crisco, we now make whole wheat chicken fingers with hormone free chicken fried in coconut oil.  I honestly barely even taste a difference.  Dave and I will never be vegetarians but we have concerns about what is in the meats we were consuming mindlessly.  When possible, we do hormone free meats and organic produce.  The most important thing about these foods is that they do in fact spoil!  All those great food safety tips probably never mattered until we switched to hormone free and organic.  Food is naturally supposed to have a spoil date unless it's honey.  I cannot promise we will be posting more regularly but we do have a lot of great recipes we want to share.  Also, if anybody is really out there and is looking to make their favorite foods a bit more healthy, please let us know.  We'll get creative and see what we can do!