New Recipes

I did a bit of cooking this weekend. It was too hot to do anything outside, so what did I do? I warmed up my air-conditioned kitchen by cooking.
Sunday I made hummus – I guess it isn’t true huimmus as I didn’t have any tahini (a paste made from ground sesame seeds.)  I was inspired to make some by Carmen – who was making some last time we were are her home. So here is the recipe:
1/2 cup dried garbanzo beans
4 teaspoons olive oil
1 jalapeno (1st one from the garden!)
4 cloves of garlic (this too from the garden, it is a mild variety, you may want to lower)
lemon juice
Boil beans in water for 2 minutes. Soak beans for 2 hours. Replace water and boil for 1-1/2 hours. Put beans, oil, jalapeno. and pressed garlic into a food processor. I pressed the garlic first to make sure it is very fine and will blend. Blend until smooth. Add salt, lemon juice and any other seasonings to taste.
4 servings
2 points a serving, 1 good oil and 7 grams fiber
I also had a bomb out making fried zucchini – I have tried a few times to make it and it hasn’t turned out. It is becoming a challenge…
Monday for lunch I made stuffed mushrooms.
6 large mushrooms
1 oz crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon fat free yogurt
Chop mushroom stems, mix with cheese and yogurt. Place mushroom caps on top on a baking tray. Stuff mushrooms with mixture. Sprinkle with salt. Broil until mixture is light brown.
3 points
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3 Responses to New Recipes

  1. Tanya says:

    I enjoyed hummus for the first time when I went up to Vancouver with some friends last December.  I loved it!  I also enjoy fried zucchini but have never tried making it myself.  Maybe try searching on – they usually have good recipes.  Today it\’s only supposed to get in the 80\’s here which is a welcomed relief 🙂  ~Tanya

  2. Cherissa says:

    Hi Leslie! I hope you are doing well! Very busy here but I am doing great!…
    I love Hummus… its great with veggies… funny you should leave this recipe up .. I have been on a hummus kick lately. I will have to give it a try.
    Take care and have a beautiful day!

  3. Kim says:

    I just tried hummus for the first time last week. I LOVE it! Unfortunately after I bought it, I realized it\’s not CORE though so I have to keep tabs on how much of that I have hehe It\’s good though. I\’d imagine the homemade one you made was even better though.
    Just stopping in to say hi and hope you are doing well. I injured my back so I\’m limited big time on computer now. If it\’s not one thing it\’s another. LOL
    I hope you get some relief from the heat. We had a couple nice days but now the heat and humidity is back to stay for about the next 5 days UGh!~

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