Monday, February 28, 2011

Hummus.. not what you may think

Have you ever tried Hummus?  I hadn't until my mom gave it to me a month or so ago.  All I can say is, Wow, that stuff is awesome!  It's made of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and some other ingredients that make it oh so yummy!  It's wonderful to eat with chips, carrot sticks, broccoli, anything you might want to dip, it's also great on burritos, tuna salad sandwiches and anything else you want some zest added to (depending on what flavor your Hummus is).  You can cut pita bread into  triangles, brush with olive oil and toast for 10 minutes in a 400°F oven to make pita chips, which is a great way to eat hummus.

To make hummus you will need:
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced and then mashed
  • 2 15-oz cans of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Pine nuts (toasted) and parsley (chopped) for garnish
1 In a food processor (my Ninja with food prep bowl works great!) combine mashed garlic, garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, 1/2 cup water, and olive oil. Process until smooth. Add salt, starting at a half a teaspoon, to taste.
2 Spoon into serving dish and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and chopped parsley.

Makes about 3 cups.

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 You can also buy Hummus, usually in the deli section of the grocery stores.  It's not terribly expensive, especially since it is so rich you really won't eat a lot at a time.

Let me know what you think!


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Recent canvases completed

I had my carpal tunnel release surgery on November 30. It all worked out okay, except for some glitches with my pinkie finger, but for the most part I survived, had my stitches out and got to work painting up canvases.  Many are gifts, many turned into gifts once I completed them.

My husband and I visited my family in New Mexico and as fate would have it he found a job opportunity that we just can't turn down, so we moved!  So now I'm painting and creating again,  from NM. ^-^ 
You can find them in my Etsy store here..

Prints are available through my ImageKind Gallery and most start at $9.00 (unframed)
Merchandise with my artwork can be found in Zazzle store
My Canvas prices are:
8x10 ........

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Grandpa's 93rd Birthday

Today we celebrated my Grandpa Pete's 93rd Birthday.  It was a wonderful day. I hope I'm this happy and lively at 93!  Of course I had to scrapbook some of the pictures I took today. :)

Some of the elements I used were from