Lets make Hummus!!!

So I joined Costco about 5 months ago and I bought a casepack of chickpeas with the idea of making so much hummus my fridge would always be full! Hummus is one of my go-to healthy snacks and I’d heard from so many people that it’s super easy to make. Well, when I bought my chickpeas I had no idea that I needed Tahini sauce. 5 months later, I finally remembered to grab some tahini at the grocery! 

I was also worried about taking the hummus plunge because I don’t own a food processor (if anyone wants me to try their brand send me one and I’ll tell everyone how great it is. Wink wink😉).

Worry schmurry! This morning I broke out the blender and it worked like a charm. I figured if I can make my shakeology smoothies with that bad boy, then if anything I’ll be drinking a glass of healthy fat, protien packed hummus! 

I’ll admit that using a food processor is probably much easier, but just because I didn’t have the right tool didn’t mean I couldn’t get the job done. Now that’s a life lesson! 

Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini 
  • 2 tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 19 oz can chickpeas
  • 1/8th cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp Himalayan pink sea salt

In food processor (or blender in my case) mix lemon juice and tahini until well blended. You may need to scrape the sides and mix with a spoon and pulse several times to mix well. 

Add olive oil to the blender and mix/stir again. Once you have a creamier consistency, add 1/2 of the chickpeas and blend again. Add the remainder of the chickpeas along with feta and salt and continue to mix until well blended. If the texture isn’t as creamy as you would like, add a tbsp of water at a time while blending until it’s to your liking. 

*Since I was using a blender I was a little worried about getting it creamy enough. I removed the skins from the chickpeas just in case. You don’t necessarily have to do this.


This made twice as much hummus as most of the store bough containers and I can’t wait to break out my carrot sticks and cucumbers for a healthy snack this afternoon!

Fresh Friday – Fresh Field Farms

So today when I opened up the freezer to pull something out for dinner tonight I realized that it was time for a trip to the grocery. Whenever I need an ingredient for a couple of things I’ll just pop into the store and pick it up. Today I felt like going on a much needed adventure though…and adventure to Fresh Field Farms!

The holiday season got kind of tricky for my regular grocery shopping sessions because my household was very busy. Between me and my boyfriend we have a lot going on because we both have regular work hours and then we have our not so regular work hours when we are still actually working. He is in an outlaw country band and plays the stand up bass and I am an actor. Our schedules are always packed so sometimes it’s hard to find the time to cook healthy meals. Often I’ll buy fresh veggies and they will go bad by the time we are actually able to stay home and cook a nice healthy meal. Now that the holiday’s have been over, it’s easier to get on and stay on track. I just have to figure out how to tackle the holidays when they come up. Advanced meal prep is key…I have yet to do that!

Fresh Feild Farm’s is a great grocery store. It’s more of a farmers market. They bring the farm to you! It’s full of freshly packed, organic, non GMO, antiboitic and hormone free foods. Many people are scared to jump on the health food bandwagon because it may seem more expensive to buy fresh foods (especially of a great quality) than processed foods, but that isn’t the case if you know where to shop! I definitely suggest scoping out your local farmers markets if you don’t have access to a store like this. Although, it seems now that people are becoming more aware of their diets and nutrition, places like this are popping up everywhere, so be on the lookout! If you are in Jacksonville or Orlando Florida check out the below link to learn about Fresh Field Farms and find the location nearest you!

Fresh Field Farms
Watch my vlog to sneak a little peek into Fresh Field Farms and find out what great goodies I got. I also found a recipe via Pinterest that I made with all of my fresh goodies. The link to that recipe is in the video description notes and I can attest that it was yummy!  Click the link and watch below and please subscribe to my YouTube Channel for FRESH updates! Have a great weekend!

Fresh Friday Vlog – Fresh Field Farms