Friday night we decided to not go to the food store and to go Saturday after the gym instead. We were both old and lazy tired from a long week and we had a lot of cooking to do. We were put in charge of bringing baked ziti for our nephew's baptism, so we went to work making it. First we had to make the sauce and then the baked ziti. We decided to make a meatless baked ziti, again because we are old and lazy were tired.
I am debating bring some whole wheat baked ziti for me (because no one else will really eat it unless they are forced too haha). I hate to be that person, but I really prefer it over white pasta anddd I am trying to cut out white flour as much as I can. I am also debating making dark chocolate fudge. I like to bring healthy options along with me so I can make mostly good choices while I am away.
A definite good choice is this hummus from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. I really need to branch out with this cookbook. I have made so many of the dips and hummus in this cookbook, but that's about it. This hummus is so smooth and tasty, I know it will be a big hit with everyone. I am going to pick up some type of whole grain chip to go with it. I have posted this recipe before, but I changed it even more this time to improve the taste.
White Bean Hummus with Thyme and Basil
adapted from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan
2 cups cooked cannellini beans
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp tahini
2 medium cloves garlic, sliced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp white wine vinegar
3/4 tsp Dijon mustard
3/4 tsp sea salt
fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp basil
In a food processor, combine all ingredients except water, thyme and basil. Puree until smooth, gradually adding water as desired to this dip. Scrap down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add thyme and basil and puree briefly. Enjoy with a whole grain chip, cracker or vege!
We are off to the gym and food store. I'll be sure to let you know how I do on my $100 budget! Wish me luck!!!! Have a great weekend!
Do you bring healthy options to parties or get togethers to ensure a good choice?