September 19th, 2011

Who doesn’t love hummus? It goes with everything… on sandwiches…with veggies… pizza… the possibilities are endless.

When Sabra sent me a free tub, I was excited and thought of what to make… However, after talking to my mom and sister, they had some better ideas… Here are those recipes…

Mom’s Hummus Pizza

Pita bread, drizzle 1 tsp olive oil. Crush or mince garlic over top. Then layer hummus, fresh spinach leaves, fresh tomatoes (from my garden!) then feta cheese. Bake at 375 for 8-10 min. Pour nice red wine and enjoy.

Resa’s Hummus Sandwich

3 oz. Chicken breast
2 tbsp hummus (asmar’s scallion pictured- a local VA brand)
1 (2 oz) whole wheat pita
Spinach to taste
Red onion to taste

Grill chicken with a little bit of pepper. Place pita under broiler until toasted as desired. Spread hummus on pita. Top with chicken, spinach, and red onion. Fold and enjoy.

P.S. Sabra gave me a tub of free hummus (It was gone quickly. Juan loves that stuff!).

My Birthday Feast!

August 11th, 2010

Well, it has happened… I’m another year older and apparently, wiser? mmm… I have had a lovely day thanks for my friends and family. It culminated with a delicious Asian inspired feast and a Peach-Vanilla Pie… We started with Vietnamese Vegetarian Spring Rolls followed by Singapore Chili Shrimp and Chicken A La Nueces De La India. For dessert, they put candles on top of my Peach-Vanilla Pie made with Tartine‘s Flaky Pie Crust.  Thank you for making this birthday wonderful!

Happy 10,000th day birthday!

May 23rd, 2010

Last fall, Juan sent me an email that his 10,000th day birthday is May 21, 2010 and mine is December 28, 2011… I love randomness and celebrating quirky days (we did celebrate Valentine’s on Flag Day last year) so I put the dates on my calendar…

of course, as the date got closer I did not know what to do… luckily, I was in town but Juan had been saying how he was sick of sweets (yes, he’s odd) so no cupcakes… He loves my quiches though so I made little breakfast “cupcake” quiches.  I couldn’t find the cupcake holders anywhere…hence the improvisation but they tasted good and Juan loved them…

but that was just the beginning of my plan (can you tell I’ve had a lot of time on my hands since school ended?)… while Juan was at work, I hung this awesome half-homemade banner… and I made dinner…

Now, I would have made this dinner regardless of any special occasion. I have this very elaborate idea for a dinner party but it involves some techniques that I have not mastered… such as handrolling pasta…

My first pasta attempt was not very successful (hence, it never made it up here) but this time I used this pasta recipe and was very pleased with the results.  I couldn’t find the rolling pin (it isn’t my kitchen and sometimes it is hard to find things!) so instead I used a SIGG.  It worked great and, of course, I promptly found the rolling pin after I finished.

I let the pasta dry for about an hour and put it in the fridge until dinner time.  I served it with Sun-dried Tomatoes Pesto with Slow Roasted Tomatoes.  I added some more garlic to the pesto and a few of the slow roasted tomatoes.  It was really good… Juan said the best part was the pasta…

So, yes, it was a very successful 10,000th day birthday celebration… plus, I feel more comfortable with my pasta technique… next, mastering Carolina BBQ…