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?)

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4 Comments

  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 – https://smithfamilyliving.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/happy-birthday-with-a-key-lime-cheesecake/


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