I spotted this image on another blog today. This is seriously the mantra to my life at the moment; it couldn’t explain my thoughts any
brighter better : )
It is only the second day of May, and it’s already disappointing me. I mentioned earlier that I woke up with a sore throat : ( I have no idea where I caught this evil bug! I immediately scratched running off my to-do list and lounged around all morning hoping a little R&R would do the trick. The morning was now the afternoon, and my ambitious energy was nowhere in sight — I hate that.
I thought making hummus seemed like a task I could handle: minimal ingredients + a push of a few blender buttons and zero cooking [I wasn’t about to turn on the heat with the outside temperature at 80*!].
- 1 15oz. can of organic garbanzo beans, rinsed & drained
- 1/4 c. water + 2T
- 6T tahini
- 2T olive oil
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1T minced garlic
- sea salt
- fresh organic parsley [as much as you please]
Place beans and water in a blender [or preferably, a food processor]. Puree. Add other ingredients, saving the parsley ‘til the final pulses. It came out extra creamy today, but lacking the wow factor. If I had spices, I would have added them. I think it is still an improvement from Version 1 though.
Not surprisingly, it turned into my lunch:
The Savory: Homemade Hummus + Raw Veggies
The Sweet: 0% Greek + 1/2 c. Kashi Honey Almond Flax + Sumo Strawberries
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Dinner was the winner of the day. I’m becoming quite the salad master… if I do say so myself.
The Savory & Sweet
Farmers’ Market Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Strawberries, Red Onion, Snap Peas & Herbed Chevre topped with Olive Oil, Balsamic, a drizzle of Honey and Fresh Black Pepper
I snagged the honey idea from Kath – love the subtle sweetness!
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The next three days are going to be jam-packed. If I think positive thoughts, stay strong, work hard and worry less, I bet ya I can make it through!
Anything exciting on your agenda?
Here’s to a healthy & happy week of May,