March 22, 2012


One of my favorite things... Hummus!

It is so rich and creamy and loaded with protein and healthy fats. Perfect as a appetizer or snack served with vegetables and whole wheat pita bread! So, today I wanted to share with you my homemade version of this delicious dip! Super simple to make, you will never buy the grocery store version again!

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Hummus Dip

  • 2 - 15 oz cans of chickpeas
  • 4 tablespoons tahini
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons red peper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon coriander 
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
Rinse chickpeas under cold water in a colander, discarding liquid in can. Place chickpeas into food processor.

Add remaining ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth. If mixture looks too thick, add a bit more water and/or olive oil, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
don't forget the garlic!!
Note: consistency will be thicker than the typical store bought version.

One combined, taste and alter seasonings to your taste preference.

Serve with warm whole wheat pita bread and a side of vegetables!

This recipe can be adapted in many different ways! Add a roasted red pepper, or roasted garlic to make new flavors!

March 20, 2012

Spicy Chicken

Spring Break is over!! :(

It is always a sad time when you have to go back to your normal work/ school life after a wonderful break time... but I guess that is how the world works!

And since its post-spring break, I am preparing my self for a detox week, to rid my system of all of the decadent goodies I gorged on over spring break. And I'll be putting up some wonderful recipes that should help nourish your body and provide it all the nutrients you need!

But in the mean time, I hope you enjoy this recipe for some Spicy Tequila-Lime Marinated Chicken. It's not exactly on the detox plan, but it is a recipe I have been meaning to share! And it will go great with some homemade corn tortillas!

Just so we're clear... I did say they are spicy! Proceed with caution... and maybe a glass of milk on the side!

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Spicy Tequila-Lime Marinated Chicken

  • 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 serrano pepper (seeds removed if you want less heat)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 whole chicken breast
Combine all ingredients listed (except chicken) into a food processor. Pulse until all ingredients are finely chopped and mixture is smooth.

Pour marinade into a shallow dish and place chicken in dish to marinade for 1 - 2 hours. Flip the chicken breasts once, about half way through the marinade time.

Yummy chicken
Place a non-stick pan over medium high heat and sear the chicken breasts on each side. Should take about 4 - 5 minutes per side. Reserve excess marinade.

Make sure it looks golden brown, just like this!
After both sides are golden brown, reduce heat to medium low and remove chicken from pan. Put chicken onto a cutting board and slice chicken into strips, about 1/2 inch thick.

Chicken + Marinade
Return chicken to pan and add the excess marinade. Stir everything to combine and let simmer for another 3 - 4 minutes, or until chicken is cooked all the way through.

Remove from heat and use chicken anyway you see fit! My favorite way...chicken tacos!
Top with caramelized onions...


 chopped tomatoes, black beans and lettuce!