Onto food, which is why we're here!
It was very spring-like today and I've been craving salad. I'm so glad I've been able to purchase organic baby spinach for so cheap!
Tarragon-Mustard Vinaigrette. I only wish that I had fresh tarragon for the dressing because it really adds a special something.
Speaking of fresh herbs, you can buy a package of them (usually around $2.99) and hang them to dry. The taste is not as good as the fresh herb, but definitely better than any dried herb. This works with oregano, marjoram, thyme, rosemary and sage.
I have been eating so much Hummus lately. I literally use an entire pound of dried chickpeas for a batch and it's gone in a week. I put it in soup, enchiladas, make burgers with it, add it to pasta in place of cheese, use it to top salads and eat it in collard wraps. In the last 7 days, I have gone through almost two batches since I've been cooking for my kids. We just can't get enough of it! That's almost 12 cups of hummus in a week for 3 people! haha... good thing I make my own Tahini from bulk sesame seeds! (for the record, I also use peanut butter in place of tahini for cost purposes and because I love peanut butter. Peanut butter, chipotle, garlic lime juice hummus? Oh yeah!)
Homemade Tahini.. it's yummy!
How much hummus do you eat? Do you use it in other ways than a dip/sandwich spread?
Portrait of the Day
Can you believe she is 55 years old?
My friend Rebecca is still hanging in there. She has not had her baby yet... every day he's still inside is a blessing! Her water has been broken now for 9 days I think. She has been on strict bed rest in the hospital this whole time. Today is her 40th Birthday! Happy Birthday sweet Rebecca!