Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Snack Time

I'm constantly scrummaging through my refrigerator for a "snack" for the children that's healthy and scrumptious...sometimes that's a hard task! I am going to create a "snack" category that I'll add to when I'm inspired. Here's the first recipe. Keep in mind, I don't really measure as I'm cooking so these all are estimates...You must taste!











Hummus

1 can chickpeas (or Great Northern Beans, which work just as well if not better), drain and reserve the liquid
1-2 tsp. tahini (sesame seed paste, optional, but a great addition to the texture and health factor)
3-4 cloves of garlic (more or less, depending on you or your kids' love for spice)
1-1 1/2 tsp. cumin
S&P to taste
1-2 T. olive oil
lemon juice (optional)

Put first 5 ingredients in food processor and blend; while processing, pour in olive oil one tablespoon at a time to smoothen and thicken. Depending on the consistency, add some of the reserved bean liquid. The end result should be a creamy, slightly thick dip. Serve with crackers, as a tortilla wrap, or on pita bread. We love this!

7 comments:

mrsdestroyer said...

sounds good! to bad my girl objects to garlic (one of the few foods she turns her nose up at)

Gabby said...

Hey Steph, I had to brainstorm and figure out who was Mrs Destroyer! I had no idea you had a blog...You need to update it though! You should try the hummus anyway, I bet Rachel will love it...My girls do!

Caroline said...

I think that having snack ideas is great so I put one on my blog too. Seeing as serving snacks to my kids is like a full time job.

kellyfcwc said...

Hey Gabrielle! I check your blog all of the time. It's so fun to see what's going on with you and your family. You have inspired me to start one of my own. I'll let you know as soon as I get it up and going.

Gabby said...

Hey Kelly,
Okay, I feel like an idiot, but I have lots of Kelly friends, which one are you?

kellyfcwc said...

oops- sorry. Kelly Hickman. I sure meant to identify myself!!

Gabby said...

Kelly! Can't wait to see your blog! I really want some pics of your family!