Monthly Archives: January 2012

Too much of a good thing

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     Remember when you were five and your parents taught you how to make toast for the first time? How about when you learned how to make cocoa or ramen? Cocoa, toast, and ramen made up a very large portion of my childhood snack foods. I even invented some snacks of my own such as hot sauce in tortilla wraps and ‘bread and butter balls’. Learning how to cook was fun, exciting, and for most of us extremely challenging. That’s why when you got something right you stuck to it and kept on making it until you literally could not make it (much less eat it) any longer; hence too much of a good thing. But is there really such a thing as too much of a good thing? I certainly thought so this Christmas when I swore off baked goods (and baking) for the rest of my life. Low and behold it is January and I am once again tempted by all things sweet as I sneak back into my weekly gym routine. 

     Here is one of my favorite ‘adult snacks’ that I learned how to make last summer. Once I learned how to make hummus I found that I could not stop. Hummus is addicting and extremely good for you. Serve it up with some semi-sweet carrot sticks from your local co-op or as the main sauce for a veggie wrap like in my photo below. I like to make an extremely large batch so that I always have some on hand when I need something quick, easy, and satisfying. 

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     I am exhausted so I am just going to post a recipe instead of typing one out. I use garlic salt in my hummus instead of garlic cloves and salt. I also use cayenne pepper instead of hot sauce. I have never heard of anyone using hot sauce in their hummus but to each their own I suppose. I hope everyone had a very happy holiday and a great new year. Here’s to healthy snacking! ❤ 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/hummus-recipe/index.html