I made hummus two ways; traditional and spicy red pepper. Siracha and red bell pepper colored and flavored the spicy variation. Total yield: 2.5 cups. (1.5 c traditional and 1 c spicy)
Here's the recipe:
1 c cooked chickpeas
¼ c diced red bell pepper
¼ c diced carrot
2 T scallions (you can sub red onion or shallot, but reduce to 1 T)
2 T chopped olives (I used green, but use what you have on hand)
1 T fresh herbs (I used basil)
1 t yellow mustard
½ t garlic powder
½ t cumin
1/8 t cinnamon
¼ t oregano
2 t golden flax meal
1 T vinegar (I used white balsamic)
1 T Nutritional Yeast
3 T Water
Salt/pepper to taste
Method: Chop veggies, make dressing and pour over chickpea/veg mixture. Allow it to sit in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.
Ok... back to the sandwich. I used the arepa for the bread, covered it in homemade tartar sauce, tofutti cheese (I only have 2 slices left!), cabbage and tomatoes. On the side I had some wasabi slaw that I'll talk about later.
Cabbage, carrots, red peppers and scallions were dressed with a wasabi/mustard/vegenaise dressing. The dressing was thinned with a little bit of the chickpea cooking liquid to reduce the amount of vegenaise. I have around 2 cups leftover.
I ended up using the last 2 cups leftover from my the kidney beans (see last post) to make this stew. My friend and I had it for lunch and I have around 4 cups left. I'll probably have it for dinner and then puree the rest of it and put it in the freezer for enchilada bake. Potato chunks do not freeze well, so pureeing it is a must.
My friend surprised me with coffee and soymilk yesterday! She read my blog and took pity on me! The funny thing is that I relented and bought crappy coffee yesterday along with some coffee soymilk to use as creamer. I spent a whole $4.68. I'm set for a while now. I have been drinking black tea and not liking it much.
I also splurged yesterday at the store and bought fresh basil for $2.99, a head of cauliflower and the pound of chickpeas for a total of $10.58. My target this week is to keep it under $15.00 so I can bank another $10 in my Bulk Food Fund.
Total spent this month: $45.38!!
Now, finally.. if you have made it this far.. I am creating a website for my $3.33 a day..
It is still under construction, but here it is so far:
Let me know what you think and if you have an questions you'd like me to address on the site I'm going to set up a message board and maybe an "Ask Melody" page or something.