Any “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” fans out there? That’s kind of how I feel right about now. The weather matches my mood leftover from last night:
What do you do when life gives you lemons? I cook. I have always done this after really bad days. Every time I’ve had a break up: long drive and then cook a giant meal. Stressed about school? Let’s make some involved production of a dinner that will distract me from studying. I may have inherited this from my mom. The morning we found out my uncle had passed away, she made us a giant breakfast to make everyone feel better.
I had a real lemon of a night last night at work and I have been trying to make myself feel better this morning. I made myself some vegan pancakes from the Bob’s Red Mill whole grain mix. I am obsessed with this mix. Thanks for the tip Mom! I added part of a chai tea bag’s spices and that was a good decision.
I drank yerba mate out of my happy mug and then made some cilantro jalapeño hummus.
I’ve been thinking about this ever since I read about Katie’s boyfriend making it on her blog. I had part of a jalapeño, bought some cilantro, whipped up a batch of beans from scratch and used peanut butter instead of tahini. Happy time again.
Sarah’s Cilantro and Jalapeño Hummus
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 a jalapeño, unseeded
- 1 generous handful of cilantro
- 1.5 cups freshly cooked chickpeas (or 1 can)
- 1 tbls peanut butter
- juice of half a lemon
- 3 tbls oilve oil
- salt to taste
- Place garlic, jalapeño, and cilantro in food processor and grind until well broken down.
- Next, add the chickpeas and lemon juice. Process.
- Add peanut butter and 1 tablespoon oilve oil and process. Add the second tablespoon of olive oil and process. Add final tablespoon of oil and process until smooth.
- Add salt to taste.
Bright and fresh from the lemon juice, zippy from the jalapeños and earthy from the cilantro. This is one of my better hummus creations. I used peanut butter simply because I didn’t have tahini. When I do buy it, I don’t know what else to do with it except for make hummus, so it just sits and sits in the back of my fridge. This hummus was still amazing. I’m thinking a wrap with this hummus and tofu for lunch…:)
Currently, I am cooking brown rice in my slow cooker and just finished poaching chicken thighs. Going to make some stuffed peppers. I also made myself a juice and I drinking it out of my happy mug.
I feel better already.
Normally, running makes me feel better as well, but my legs are pretty tired these days and I need to save them for my long run on Sunday.
It was clear for a brief second on Tuesday night and I tried to capture the full moon:
Trying to figure out how to use my camera at night. I wanted to be able to see the man in the moon in my picture, but I have yet to figure that setting out.