Turmeric + Herb Hummus

 

 

 

 

 

 

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turmeric + herb hummus

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas drained (keep the bean juice for other recipes!)
  • 3-6 tbsp water or juice from chickpea can
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice (one lemon)
  • 2 tbsp tahini (ground sesame seeds)
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Pour all ingredients into a blender or food processor, beginning with about 3 tbsp of the water. Blend until smooth. If the hummus is too thick, add more water. If too thin, add more chickpeas.

  2. Pour into a container and use this delicious hummus on hummus, falafels, pita bread, or any other mediterranean foods you love!

St. Patty’s Day Pancakes

 

In case you haven’t noticed (or noticed) I have been really into pancakes lately. I have been making pancakes for weekend breakfasts for the last few weeks lately because they are just too dang good not to indulge in on the weekends.

 

 

While I was making these, I had the faintest memory of eating green colored pancakes for St. Patrick’s day at a daycare I went to when I was really young. I pair that memory with a few of that daycare center, wherein I finger painted and made noodle necklaces, but the memories feel almost like dreams from being so far in the past. Isn’t it crazy that our brains can confuse memories and dreams, reality and fantasy? Or is that just why I’m a Psych major?

When they made their pancakes, I have no idea how they made them green, but I doubt they cared much about health so it was probably just green food coloring. Instead of food coloring or any junk like that, these beautiful pancakes actually use SPINACH for their beautiful color. Don’t tell your kids.

Even when I told Mitch, he was skeptical, but after trying them confirmed that they were “dank.” You can take our words for it, or you can test out the healthy spinach twist for yourself!

If you do try them, please please let me know what you think! I love hearing how the recipes go for you and how I can improve them for you in the future!

 

 

Love,

Kassy

 

 

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green st. patty's day pancakes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 pancakes
Author Kassy | Enjoying Earth

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Whisk together almond milk, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Let sit for about five minutes.

  2. Place the almond milk mixture into blender with the spinach, and blend until spinach is completely blended in, without any leaf pieces.

  3. In the mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the spinach-milk mixture from the blender and combine until smooth.

  4. Pour 1/4 cup into pan for each pancake, cook until bubbly on top, then flip and cook until solid and golden brown on their tops.

  5. Stack them up and eat them with any of your favorite toppings!

Cinnamon Mug Cake

 

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Because I just had that morning. It sounds like a goddamn movie right? A goddamn horror movie. (more…)

Chocolate Protein Smoothie

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Vegan Black Forest Pancakes

 

Since moving down to California, I have been downright lonely. I have my husband, and he is pretty fab, but nothing beats the happiness of hanging out with a group of friends. Luckily for me, one of my best friends in the world has been preparing to move from our hometown down to California as well, and not just anywhere in this massive state. She moved in thirty minutes away from us. HOW IS THE WORLD SO BEAUTIFUL?

After giving her over twenty fours to unpack (more than enough time), we pleaded her to come hang out with us for an afternoon. Which turned into a night. Which turned into three nights. And I had so much fun with her that I’m experiencing a kind of post-fun blues now, but I’m resolving some of that blues by doing some of the fun things that we did together, like working on our Etsy accounts (mine is filled with food puns, hers with vintage sweaters) and eating these black forest pancakes. (more…)