Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Once you make your own hummus you will never want to buy the packaged stuff again. It's quick and easy and super delicious. Oh and NO PRESERVATES, Bonus!

Chick peas also known as garbanzo beans are very good for you. Did you know that chick peas have a high magnesium and potassium content? They are also full of fiber, folate and iron. I make a bag or two of dry chick peas every week and use them in my Chocolate Meal Replacement Smoothie. So I always have the fresh cooked ones on hand. But you can use them from the can too. 

Classic hummus recipes call for tahini which is sesame seed butter, but if you don't have any, that's okay, because this stuff tastes amazing without it!

I like to serve it with veggies as pictured above. We used to eat it with pita chips, but that just got to be too fattening. So now, I serve it with lower carb combinations, like tuna salad, veggie burgers, cooked vegetables or any kind of fish like baked salmon (See my Easy Baked Fish Recipe).

Simple Hummus Recipe:

1 15-ounce can of chickpeas drained or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
juice of 1 lemon
2 cloves of minced garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and seasoning to taste
1/4 cup tahini (optional) can substitute any nut butter

In a food processor, or high powered blender (I use Blendtec) add all ingredients and process until smooth and creamy. It is necessary to scrape the edges once or twice during the process and you may want to add a little more olive oil or a splash of water if needed. I find the that the longer you process it, the creamier it will be, so it's worth giving it an extra few minutes once everything looks well combined. Enjoy!

Keep hummus in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week.

While you enjoy your delicious hummus, take a mini vacation in your mind with my private island painting. 


 Look deeply at it

 Feel the gentle breeze

 Smell the salt air

 hear the seagulls cawing

 and the waves crashing

Feel the sun on your face... 


Now, you can get this feeling anytime 
when you have this 
Wall Tapestry
Private Island Blanket

how about a shower curtain

All the above are products with my art work made and shipped by Society 6. They also make this image on towels, purses, tote bags, mugs, phone cases, clocks and more. Just follow this link and take a look around. If you need help finding a specific product, contact me and I will send you a link. If you have a special request, I can most likely make it happen :)

You can also get an original painting just like this painted by me in a variety of sizes starting at $75. take a look at the details in my shop http://www.paintingsbygretzky.com/listing/400817241/private-island-custom-painting

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