Thursday, June 25, 2020

Artichoke Hummus

I was in Texas recently and saw lots of friends and family!  It was SO fun!  The first weekend in Texas was spend with about 7 of my Baylor girls at a lake in Texas.  We always enjoy being together!  It is amazing to think I have known these girls since the early eighties!

Gretchen is the big sister of my Baylor roommate.  Gretchen is a great cook and brought a homemade artichoke hummus to our weekend.  I came home from Texas and wanted to make it.  I have made it threes times in the last week to take to different social gatherings.

I took the recipe from Gretchen and one from Feed Me Phoebe. I love it!  This hummus has great texture and so much flavor.  Serve with veggies and or pita chips.

Artichoke Hummus (adapted from Feed Me Phoebe)

1  14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained
1  15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 cup tahini
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup water
1 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp red pepper (or more to taste)

Blend everything in a food processor.  I don't have one so I used my Vitamix and it worked beautifully.  Blend until you reach the desired consistency.  Pour into a serving bowl. Top with a drizzle of olive oil, crushed red pepper and fresh or dried parsley.  Chill until ready to serve.  Enjoy with fresh veggies and pita chips.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

I hope everyone is doing well.  This has been such a crazy time in our country.

After Annie and John-Mark got married, COVID 19 happened.  Meg and Jenna were here for about five weeks and we had so much fun.  I cooked a lot and we played games - just so fun.  I also think I gained about 10 lbs.

Life is somewhat getting back to normal.  I haven't shared any recipes in a while  - just making old recipes and hanging out with family.

I have made some great recipes.  If you like to eat good food and mainly low carb, you should visit Peace, Love and Low Carb.  I follow Kyndra Holley on Instagram. She has written like six cookbooks and just has so much to share on Instagram.  I make her Egg Roll in a Bowl on a weekly basis.  If you haven't made Egg Roll in a Bowl, I highly recommend it.  I love the flavors and the texture and everything about it.

One of my most recent favorites from Kyndra is her Bacon Jam.  Kyndra calls it Keto Bacon Jam.  I followed her recipe and made it Keto.  You could use regular brown sugar instead of a brown sugar substitute.  I thought this recipe was amazing.  Chris made little slider burgers.  Meg had a friend over and they couldn't get enough of the Bacon Jam.  The only thing I would do differently is either cut my onion into thicker slices or even dice it in bigger pieces - my onions got a little stringy.  It truly was amazing. We had just a little left and I have been enjoying it on eggs.  Please visit Kyndra's site or check out one of her cookbooks - especially if you are enjoying a Keto or low carb lifestyle.

                                  Visit Peace, Love and Low Carb - her picture is much better!