Green Herb Hummus Recipe

The added ingredients give the hummus dish more texture and substance to stand up on the plate, as well as an extra bite in flavor and added vitamins and minerals.

 

~ Shweta


Green-HummusMeasures and Ingredients:

2 cups spinach
1 cup arugula
1/4 cup cilantro
1/4 cup green onion, diced
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper
4 cups garbanzo beans

Directions:

In the bowl of a food processor, combine spinach, arugula, cilantro, green onion, garlic cloves, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Close the top, and process until greens break down. Add garbanzo beans, and process until smooth and creamy. Adjust the seasoning before serving, if necessary.

Adapted From: Foodwebs.in

Springtime and Strawberries, Yum!

3574533396_b6d8f465fc_zSpring brings with it refreshing April showers, blooming flowers, warmer temperatures — and of course strawberries! As this delectable fruit becomes more and more available, you can get red, ripe strawberries at your local farm stand or farmers market. You can even go strawberry picking yourself at many local farms. This ensures the sweetest, ripest, juiciest strawberries for your next killer dessert. Plus, you get the satisfaction knowing you picked them yourself and that they were picked at the height of perfection. While strawberries are in season, take advantage and make a sinful strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream.

Strawberry Shortcake with Homemade Whipped Cream
 
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Makes: 6
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for strawberry topping:
  • ½ pounds strawberries with stems off and cut in quarters
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • Ingredients for shortcake:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • Ingredients for whipped cream:
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Blend together the strawberries and three tbsp sugar, then put in the fridge for a half hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, two tbsp sugar, and salt, adding in the heavy cream. Place in an 8-inch square pan and bake 18 to 20 minutes. Cool on a rack and cut into six pieces. Place chilled strawberries on top, along with fresh whipped cream. Make the whipped cream by
  2. beating the heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest for about two minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy your fresh strawberry shortcake with your feet up and coffee in hand!
 

Maca Super Bites

Need a quick jolt of energy? Then grab yourself some maca. A root derived from the radish family, maca typically comes ready-to-use in powdered form.

 

~ Jenny


macasuperbites2Measures and Ingredients:

Makes 12 bites

1/4 cup maca
1/4 cup carob powder
1/2 cup natural almond butter
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons raw, local honey

Directions:

1. Place maca, carob powder and Himalayan sea salt into a bowl.
2. In another small bowl, mix together almond butter, raw honey, and vanilla extract.
3. Using a tablespoon scoop, scoop mixture into 1 tablespoon balls and roll.
4. Let chill in the fridge to set.
5. Enjoy your tasty Super Bites!

Adapted From: superfoodliving.com