Roasted Garlic Hummus

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Where do I go from here?

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How does MY heart go on, huh???

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My soul is physically exhausted from the excruciating joy I felt at Leo’s win on Sunday night.

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I have waited for this day since I saw Titanic for the first time as a booger-filled 6-year-old. Everything about him enchanted me & I have never let go of that feeling. When Julianne called his name, I thought my heart might actually burst out of my chest. It was one of those hurt so good moments, ya know?? I screamed, I cried, I terrified nearby animals, it was just everything I dreamed it would be.

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I also deserve an Oscar for making it to work Monday morning as a functioning human being considering the circumstances.

 

 

Time: 3o minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 1/2 cans of chickpeas, rinsed + drained
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of tahini
  • 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. of cumin
  • 2 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • S+P, to taste
  • Pita, for serving

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Cut top off of garlic head
  • Wrap garlic head in aluminum foil + place in the middle of a baking sheet
  • Roast for 15 minutes
  • In a food processor, combine 4-5 of the roasted garlic cloves + chickpeas + olive oil + tahini + parmesan + red pepper + cumin + lemon juice + S+P
  • When almost smooth, add water
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature with extra chopped garlic + red pepper + pita
  • Rub on face + share Oscar acceptance speech with family + friends

Sweet Potato + Chickpea Salad

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I know it’s hard to imagine, but I’m really pitiful when I’m sick.

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I don’t want to move or be spoken to or even feed myself. I revert back to my 2-year-old self. I was adorable but a terror apparently??? Idk.

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In between whines, I managed to convince Garrett to bring me Chick-fil-A on his way home. I’ve told you all about my feelings toward those nuggets before, but my goodness. They are basically a wonder drug.

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If I were a doctor, I’d prescribe everyone Chick-fil-A menu items. “Oh you have a migraine? Easy – 12 nuggets & the dipping sauce of your choice.” “Oh you’ve got bronchitis? Let’s do a spicy chicken sandwich & a milkshake.” Not only would I be the most sought after doc in town, I’d also probably get some sort of Chick-fil-A ad campaign out of it & I’ve always wanted to be on a billboard.

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Thank God I make blog meals on the weekends so you wouldn’t have to be without my useless ramblings today.

 

Time: 45 minutes | Serves: 2

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained + rinsed
  • 1 cup of hummus
  • 1 tbsp. of cilantro
  • 3 tbsp. of Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Pierce each sweet potato + microwave for 12-14 minutes or until soft + can easily mash
  • In a bowl, combine chickpeas + sriracha + olive oil + S+P
  • Lay on a lined baking sheet + roast for 30-35 minutes or until crisp to your desire
  • In a bowl, combine sweet potato mash + chickpeas + hummus + cilantro + S+P
  • Serve hot
  • Rub leftovers on face to exfoliate

Grilled Mediterranean Veggie Pizza

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Pizza is my comfort food. Grilled food is the most scrumptious taste God gave us. Grilled pizza? I die a thousand deaths.

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Literally, the world is a better place because of grilled pizza. I do believe grilled pizza has the power to solve the bulk of our world conflicts.

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Hummus is used instead of tomato sauce, adding to the rich decadence that is this pie.

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How stunning do these look slapped on a grill? I melt.

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Light ’em up & grill some pizza. I beg of you.

Serves: 2

Time: 25 minutes (prep + cooking)

Ingredients:

  • 2 flatbreads or pizza dough, store bought
  • 1 container of flavored hummus
  • 8 oz. of mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 container of roasted red peppers
  • 1 oz. of feta cheese
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • P, to taste

How to:

  • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat and spray with olive oil
  • Spread hummus over each flatbread, add mozzarella slices evenly across
  • Top with red peppers + onion + green pepper + feta + crushed red pepper + P
  • Add to grill and cook until cheese is melted and bubbling