hummus and gnocchi

in an effort to eat less meat and keep up with my ‘flexitarian’ lifestyle there are a few things i want to make homemade and try keeingp on hand.

first of all i want to make hummus. there are just so many different things you can add to it and it’s a nice filling, healthy snack or lunch. with summer coming and lay home i don’t want to spending a ton of time in the kitchen everyday and i want to have nice healthy lunches/snacks that can be prepared and eaten as leftovers for a few days. geoffrey and i will enjoy the hummus and i bet i can get at least to enjoy it. seamus might so, i will try out some flavors i think they would like first. (i should research making crackers too…that would be awesome! hmmmm…i’ve wanted to try that.)

i really need a good mini food processor…like a kitchen aid one. i thought they would be more. if i could get one for about $40 that would be great! i better start saving up some of my blow money because i would use it a lot i think. it would also be great for making pesto! yup, i really need one of these babies!

i also just did a quick research on making homemade gnocchi (N’YO-kee). it sounds super simple and the 2 ingredients are potatoes and flour. (now, these instructions say it is a no-egg method so i guess should check out the egg method as well.) check out how easy it is make here. and you can freeze them for up to 6 months and just pull out when you are ready to boil them. (i wonder if i could make them with sweet potatoes?) we have planted LOTS of potatoes (russet, red and 4 varieties of sweet) and this might be a way to use some of them. of course i will use whole wheat flour and maybe even throw in some  ground flaxseed. i found this recipe from think liz that got me on the gnocchi making kick! (thank liz. you said you make your own. did you use eggs?)



  1. Elizabeth said,

    May 25, 2010 at 11:41 am

    These are my favorite crackers to make!

    There is definitely a great recipe for sweet potato gnocchi, but my favorite is ricotta gnocchi! And yes, I used eggs. They freeze beautifully!

  2. Geoffrey said,

    May 25, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    The staff at Pearland CEC wants you to post the recipie for your key lime cheesecake. You get 5 stars for sure

  3. May 25, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    geoffrey, there is a post for the recipe on a blog will that do? i think this is the link –

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