happy wednesday everyone! guess what?! my gardening program is almost over!
i’ll miss being outside every morning and spending so much time in the garden, but i really won’t miss dealing with moody middle schoolers every day. and, since i’m lucky enough to have a majorly flexible schedule, i’ll be volunteering at the garden one morning a week through the fall anyway!
anyway, on to what i know you guys are actually here for…what i ate wednesday!
yesterday started off as always…a mug of coffee (only x2 yesterday!).
and a big bowl of oats!
there are frozen blueberries and very berry cherry blend hidden under there and it’s topped with some homemade (last summer) rhubarb strawberry jam and liz-made cinnamon almond butter.
but…these oats got a special twist thanks to a new goodie i found at trader joe’s!
this amazing sugar, chocolate, and coffee bean grinder! just a sprinkle on top really spiced up the oats. i’m officially addicted after one morning!
lunch was an unphotographed hodgepodge of snacks that included pickles, pita chips, a green apple, and some carrots + garlic hummus.
oh, and this beauty.
our homemade kombucha! i’ll finish up the tutorial later today or tomorrow…
dinner was also a hodgepodge, but it included a new treat! i’ve professed my love for horseradish, and for this horsey hummus from trader joe’s before.
and i was thinking the other day that since
i’m now a hummus-making pro i’ve made hummus a few times before, i should be able to throw together my own horseradish hummus without a recipe. and guess what?! it worked!
- 1 can garbanzo beans
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/8 cup water
- 4 tsp premixed horseradish sauce (see below for what i used)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- add all ingredients to food processor.
it’s so easy!
and the result is a spicy horseradish-y hummus!
i seriously can’t get enough of this stuff! however, if you’re sensitive to horseradish or spice, i’d recommend halving the horseradish in the recipe and adding more to taste. it’s pretty spicy!
anyway, since i was so enamored with this new hummus, it had to be featured in our smorgasbord dinner!
i just set out this table of food, and we ate up!
included in the choices were:
- palek paneer (pre-made from trader joe’s – it was just meh)
- spinach artichoke dip (also from tj’s frozen section)
- almost empty bag of whole wheat tostitos for dipping
- snap pea crisps
- sliced tomatoes for dipping**
- sliced white & yellow cukes for dipping**
- 3 leftover greek style meatballs
- and of course, the horseradish hummus!
**tomatoes and cucumbers fresh from the garden!
i ate up those veggies and helped brad finish up the paneer. it was a tasty meal! sometimes i like having little bits of a lot of choices, than a lot of one or two things, so this was perfect!
are you a horseradish fan like i am?
i can’t get enough of it!