Hummus and Arugala Pizza

August 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Leftover arugala from your Arugala, Diced Dates and Blue Cheese salad? Lightbulb moment: I wish I thought of eating my salad in pizza form before. Recipe adapted from¬†Gourmet Made Simple¬†(Don’t you love when you rediscover an old cookbook fave?)

I do envision myself baking my own dough one day but I had just returned from Barry’s Boot Camp so today was not that day. I used Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat.

I favor extremely thin, crispy pizza crust so next time, I will take the time to really roll this thing out nice and thin

While the crust is going (10-12 minutes), you can whip up the hummus.

Blend the following:
1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp chicken stock
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp ground cumin
1 clove garlic
cayenne pepper to taste


Add more chicken stock if necessary so the mixture is smooth and easily spreadable.

In a large bowl, toss 4 c. arugala with the following:

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp dijon mustard

Season with salt and pepper to taste

Top it all off with Parmesan curls and enjoy!

For whatever reason, I always think of meals in terms of entertaining. To make this less messy to eat as a party app, I would pre-cut in two-bite pieces.


Today, I Sliced Fruit

June 14, 2012 § Leave a comment


Sounds thrilling, right? But seriously, my sister gave me this tip and I now swear by it: As soon as you return from grocery shopping, take the extra 15 minutes to wash and slice the fruit you purchased. Sometimes, I’ll stare at a pineapple sitting on our counter for days until finally tackling. But once all the work is taken care, I promise you will munch on these goodies all week long. It’s a nice healthy tip because fruit is the perfect snack for those trips to the fridge just looking for something easy to pop and sweet, probably out of boredom (no, is that just me?) Plus in summer when so many juicy things are in season, you want to make sure you enjoy them!


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