Parsley Week: Spiced Up Hummus

Hello again! My parsley plant is flourishing and so I used it in another delicious recipe: Spiced Up Hummus. This Hummus is where it’s at! It has tons of fresh parsley, lemon juice, and mediterranean spices. Hummus is great as a dip, a spread, or a sauce type thingy on bowls. I like eating it with crackers and veggies. And in wraps. And in veggie bowls. So basically all of the above. Anyways, here’s the recipe for my Spiced Up Hummus!

Spiced Up Hummus

Serves: 4

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/3 cup packed parsley
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend everything but the olive oil until combined but still chunky.
  2. With the blender on medium speed pour in the olive oil. Continue to blend the hummus until smooth.
  3. Store in the fridge.

Hope you enjoy this hummus recipe! I’m still in the process of experimenting with the final parsley recipe of the week, but it should come out soon;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

Dill Week: Dill Tzatziki

Hello! For the first week of Herb Month I’m featuring dill:) I have a delicious tzatziki recipe that is garlicky and lemony and of course, full of dill. But first, I wanted to share some tips on how to take care of your dill plants. You can just as easily buy fresh dill at the grocery store, but there’s something special about picking fresh produce from a garden.

Dill in my herb garden;)

I didn’t start any of the herbs in my garden from seed- I bought them already sprouted from a garden centre. I then planted them in a large pot with some other herbs. Make sure that the plants aren’t too close to each other and have room to grow. Water your dill well during the summer months. You can start harvesting as soon as your plant has about five leaves (it will probably have five when you buy it from the store). Just pinch off the leaves or use scissors to cut them off. Once you rinse off your dill, you’re ready to start cooking!

Dill Tzatziki

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I used non-fat but it’ll only get tastier if you up the fat content!)
  • 1/2 cup grated cucumber (juice included)
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • About 1 tbs fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

Hope you liked this dill recipe/information session! I’ll post my source for dill tips below so that you guys can check that out if you have any questions. Keep your eyes open for two more dill recipes this week!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))🌱🌱

Source: https://www.almanac.com/plant/dill

Homemade Almond Butter

Hello! As you may have gathered by my new Twitter profile picture, I’m pretty obsessed with nut butter right now! That’s why I decided to make this super easy homemade almond butter. With only one ingredient, it makes a great healthy spread/dip/thing to eat right out of the container! Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of raw or roasted almonds

 

Directions:

  1. Place the almonds in a food processor or dry-blender. I’m not quite sure if a regular blender would work- I haven’t tried it, and the blades aren’t quite suited to hard stuff like nuts.
  2. Blend the almonds for 2 minute intervals, pausing to stir them around each time. You may have to use the blender-pusher thingy to make sure that the almonds on the sides get redirected into the blade path. At first, it will seem like the almonds will never become a butter, but after about 10 minutes or so, the oils are released and the butter begins to take shape. img_8759
  3. Once the butter is a butter, remove it from the blender and store in the fridge in an airtight container. The longer you blend the butter, the looser and creamier it gets.

 

That’s about it! Almond butter is great on toast and with fruit, basically anything that goes with peanut butter. I love it because I can’t eat almonds with my braces, so this gives me the almond flavour I love! Bye until my next post;)

 

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked

 

 

 

Healthy Ranch Dip

‘Sup peoples! Today I was craving veggies and dip, so I decided to make my own healthy version of ranch. It has TONS of flavour, without any additives or other unhealthy ingredients. Scroll down for the recipe;)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 chive, chopped
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Veggies for dippin’!

Directions:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients (except for the veggies)in a bowl.
  2. Serve with veggies and enjoy!

So simple and delicious! You can also use this as a healthy salad dressing, if you added more lemon juice to make it saucier. See you soon;)

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked