Friday, September 5, 2014

Recipe Share - Guacamole

Hi all!  So, we all know that sometimes buying certain items at the grocery store can cost an arm and a leg.  I balk at how expensive it is to get guacamole.  So, in an effort to help you out with some good, less expensive guacamole, here's a recipe:

1/2 avocado per person (you can use 1 per person of they are small or you just really, really love guacamole.  No judgements ;)
1 lemon
1 clove of garlic
1/2 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper 

Make sure the avocado(s) you are using are ripe.  Mash up the avocados - this can easily be done with a fork.  Squeeze the lemon over the mashed avocado.  Finely chop the garlic and add that.  Add the cayenne pepper and mix it all together.  Enjoy!

You can always add or substitute other items depending on what kind of flavor you want your guacamole to have.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Chickpea Sandwich Recipe

Who loves chickpeas?  I sure do!  If you love chickpeas, you are in for a real treat.  This is my version of a chickpea sandwich I first tasted at a coffee shop in Fargo that I love.  I made it up so that I could eat it whenever I wanted!

This sandwich mix will make three sandwiches, easy.  But let’s be real: if you are anything like me, you’ll want to eat it all yourself!
You need:
1 15 oz can of chickpeas
3 tablespoons of vegenaise
3 tablespoons of mustard
½ teaspoon paprika
Vegan bread

Drain the chickpeas and pour them in a bowl.  Mash them up slightly with a fork, then mix in the vegenaise, mustard and paprika.  You can change the amounts if you’d like, depending on what flavor you want the mix to have.  Once you have it all mixed up, warm it up slightly and scoop some onto some very lightly toasted bread and enjoy! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hummus Recipe

You love hummus – admit it!  But, you know that buying hummus at the store can get expensive.  So, here’s a way to make your own and save money.
You will need:
1 15 oz can of chickpeas (organic if you can find it)
1 Lemon
A couple tablespoons of tahini
1 clove of garlic

Drain the chickpeas and pour them in a food processor.  Add two or three tablespoons of tahini and pulse them together.  Squeeze in some lemon juice and add the garlic clove and pulse them into the chickpeas and tahini. 

If you want to mix it up, you can add in some other things like cayenne pepper, diced up red pepper or anything else that you love in hummus.

Once it’s done, enjoy!  Since this hummus is fresh, it should be enjoyed within a couple of days as that is when it tastes best.