Friday, October 3, 2008

What's Cooking

My lunch has been especially yummy this week! It was a sprouted grain tortilla filled with basil hummus, arugula, spinach, and a tomato, served up with some carrots on the side. It has been delicious, but unfortnately we finished it up today. Oh well, probably more to come next week with a different hummus.

Since we do hummus alot for lunches, we have to change it up quite a bit so we don't tire of a particular one...there's Spicy Garbanzo, Black Bean, Mexican, 3 Bean, and this Basil one. I'm trying to think if there are any others that we do, but I'm drawing a blank. There are tons out there though - so many different combinations of yumminess. There is an Avocado hummus that we've been wanting to try for awhile too, along with some others. We typically do sprouted tortillas or sandwich/pita bread along with our hummus and then add lots of veggies, or just raw veggies and maybe some chips with it. I've had hummus pizza before at Organicity which was delicious, so maybe we'll try that soon on pizza night at home. Hummus really is our go-to lunch, it's incredibly easy, pretty inexpensive, and it travels great! It's also extremely healthy for you with tons of protein, good fats, and calcium.

Basil Hummus (originally from

(1) 16-ounce can - Garbanzo beans (or dried equivalent - soaked and cooked)
(1/2) cup - Basil leaves
(1) clove - Garlic (tend to use more)
(1) T - Olive oil
(1) T - Balsamic vinegar
(1/2) tsp - Soy sauce (we use Tamari)

Combine ingredients and pulse in food processor...Use spatula to push mixture from sides of bowl. Add more olive oil to get consistency that you enjoy; Add S&P as desired. Enjoy!

We're always looking for new hummus recipes and variations to try so if you have any, please feel free to share. Have a lovely weekend everyone!


Juneau.Eco.Mommie said...

yummy! i don't do homemade hummes, but i sure love the store bought version. :)

thyme said...

Oh, we're big on Hummus, too. I just got the weekly whole foods menu from "A little acorn garden," it's really great: simple, diverse sprouted foods for little ones. It just covers breakfast, 2 snacks & lunch. We supplement dinners with stuff from Farmer's Kitchen Cafe, who offers a Community Supported Meals program for bioregional, gluten-free gourmet food. I just love your blog- my husband went to South Lake Carrol High- maybe I can see you when we come out for his reunion next year! (I so don't remember anything out there being even remotely green ~ what a treat your blog is!!!)

Claire, said...

Looks delish!

Abby said...

Jillian, when you went to Italy did you notice that they call arugula "rocket"? It took us the entire trip to figure out what the heck that was. :-) Your meal looks yummy!

hanna said...

hello, I've just discovered your blog through Salt and Chocolate. I will be back to read your archives when the kiddies give me a chance! Thanks for the yummy recipe!