The only thing better than edamame hummus (in my opinion) is spicy edamame hummus. While not as creamy as this avocado and chickpea version, this Spicy Edamame Hummus has it’s own merits….
There have been an unusual amount of sweets on this blog lately. Not that it really matters, but I would like to clarify that I eat things that are not Kind Bar knock-offs and Chocolate Olive Oil Spread and Oatmeal Cookies. Enter these super easy (and vegetarian) Chipotle Black Bean Nachos.
These black bean nachos have been making a regular appearance in our kitchen recently. Partly because they are spicy, smoky, salty, tangy, cheesy, gooey, and crunchy all at the same time. Partly because they are super simple to make. And also because if you go easy on the cheese and chips and heavy on the beans and veggies, they’re not half bad for you.
Inasmuch as nachos are not–and never will be–a health food. …
A week ago Sunday, we were flying back from Rome. I’m actually pretty excited to be back to my normal routines and as much as I love pasta and cheese and wine and salami with fennel in it (finocchiona is my new BFF even though I don’t really know how to say it), I’ve been super excited to get back to my normal way of eating which is fairly healthy — despite what you may think if you’ve read this blog for any amount of time. …
I get that there are lots of different ideas about the texture of hummus out there and I wish I could say I’ve tried them all (because I love hummus THAT MUCH). And while I respect probably about 90% of those ideas about what hummus should feel like, I have a thing for the perfectly smooth kind with no hint of graininess. No chunks. Just soft, silky, creamy hummus. …
- YUM. These Indian Butter Lentils are my new favorite thing to eat in the whole wide world.
- This is 100% the easiest, simplest recipe I’ve ever posted in the history of this blog.
- Can we just all agree that lentils are A) super underrated and B) really hard to make look good?
How do you feel about new year’s resolutions?
I’ll be honest. I feel like I should like them. I’m all about goal setting. Having said that, I reallllly don’t.
It’s really easy to jump on the bandwagon somewhere around the time that the massive holiday cookie hangover sets in in early january. It’s also easy to jump off a few weeks later when it’s cold and you’re tired and those well-intentioned health goals take a back seat to an entire box of balsamic vinegar and basil triscuits. Ahem.
Last year, against all odds (and I’m pretty sure the laws of physics) I made a new year’s resolution to run another half-marathon. I worked up a training plan and dusted off my running shoes and got pumped up. And then I went outside and there was snow on the ground. That resolution ended the same day it started, and with almost equal amounts of enthusiasm.
BUT NOT THIS YEAR.
Because this year I made the best new year’s resolution ever — to eat more. Specifically, my goal is to make as many delicious salads as possible. And then to eat them….
I didn’t. I returned from the flu.
When I get sick, my emotional stability regresses back to that of a two year old. If I’m not averaging a 7 or better on the happy feelings scale, chances are I’m crying. Ugly crying with a lot of words that don’t make sense to anyone, least of all my spouse who, by default, becomes the target of all my emotions.
So really, it’s just better for everyone if I’m asleep the entire time I’m sick. Which is pretty much where I’ve been for the past 5 days. Asleep in the couch, cuddling with Trudydog. But only after an irrational and tear-filled (exclusively on my part) conversation with Mr. Peach wherein he was finally able to convince me that I couldn’t transmit flu germs to the dog.
I was very concerned with her well-being.
And now that I’m done embarrassing myself on the world wide web, I would like to introduce my new best (condiment) friend: gochujang….
But first, fun fact: My dog Trudy (also known as Trudydog, Trudypup, Trudles McNoodles, and the light of my life) has heartworm.
But given that I gave up desserts exactly 3 weeks ago yesterday, I’m refocusing on other things I love to eat. Like curry. This curry, to be specific….
One of the many upsides to living in Eugene, Oregon is the ample brewery options. Ninkasi, Oakshire, and Hop Valley, for example, are all within about a half mile radius. And while I do enjoy the beers, I will admit that most of my excitement about the brews in this town comes from the truly wonderful observation that where there are breweries, there are food trucks….