Thursday, March 17, 2011

Roasted garlic hummus with whole wheat flatbread

It was really hard to focus on anything today. The weather warmed up finally and it was a gorgeous day out. Bright and sunny and about 70 degrees. Needless to say I did not get much done in the way of work today. But it was a really good day.
I made homemade Hummus last night from scratch, even used dried chickpeas and cooked them in the crock pot beforehand. It was great. Also make homemade whole wheat flatbread which I cooked in a skillet on the stove. Ate way too much of both today.

Roasted Garlic Hummus recipe

1 lb bag of dried chickpeas simmered in crock pot for 6 hour or until tender
1 bulb of roasted garlic peeled
1/2 cup lemon juice
water as needed
1/2 tsp dried parsley
coarse ground pepper to taste
salt to taste
1/4 cup tahini

in a food processor or blender process the chickpeas and garlic add spices tahini and lemonjuice. Add water as needed while processing to form a paste.

Serve with raw veggies, fish, meat, crackers, chips or pitas or flatbread

1 envelope of yeast
1 tsp sugar or honey
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup water room tempurature
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup of unbleached flour

in large bowl or pan of bread machine add yeast, water and sugar. Combine both flours and salt and add to the yeast mixture. Mix in bread machine or by hand or with mixer until smooth. Once dough is mixed split into 8 even balls and lay flat to rise for 2 hours in warm place or until double in size.

Heat skillet on low heat add butter or olive oil if you wish and add flattened dough to pan, turning to brown evenly on both sides. cut into pieces and serve with the fresh hummus.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I know it has been a while since I have written last.  Sometimes reality just gets in the way of the internet. Hey life happens and the winter blues from all the snow and cold weather. Here is some of my new stuff. Most of it is listed in my etsy shop.

These pink handwarmers are great. Perfect for spring openweave butterfly is great and looks awesome with my new butterfly headbands.
 Pink and green flower. This can be mounted on a headband hair clip or pin to wear as a brooch
 Hair clippie
 Black and pink flower. Made into a headband or pin. Your choice.
 lady bug magnet
 Legwarmers I love these I had to have a pair and they are great.
 Butterfly headband

 Orange flower... orange is the hot spring/summer color