Beet and Blue Cheese Hummus

Beet and Blue Cheese Hummus

Beet and Blue Cheese Hummus

Valentines’s Day is right around the corner, looking for a festive snack that doesn’t involve sugar or chocolate. Try making this delicious and savory hummus, go all the way and cut pita into heart shapes with a cookie cutter or serve with red veggies like peppers and cherry tomatoes.

Beet and Blue Cheese Hummus

1 15 oz can chick peas, drained and rinsed

3 T Tahini (sesame seed paste)

2-3 T blue cheese ( you could also use feta)

1 t salt

1/2 c sliced pickled beets

2 T beet juice from jar

1/2 c olive oil

1T chopped green onions

Add all ingredients except oil to a food processor, turn on and slowly drizzle olive oil in.  Continue to process until all ingredients are completely smooth, add more oil if it is too thick.

Serve with pita, tortilla chips or fresh veggies. I drizzled some extra beet juice on top when serving.

 

 

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Thinking Pink, Watermelon Daiquiris and trying to get my girly girl back.

I am not a girly girl, I don’t really enjoy shopping, I would rather be hiking. I am not one for girls night out with fruity drinks, I would rather go to the pub or brewery and have an IPA.  There are exceptions though, I love shoes, all kinds, heels make me feel pretty. I love a cute skirt and a glass of champagne, I like coconut lip gloss and straw hats on the beach. I feel like there is an even balance, or better put there was. Since I had my knee surgery in December, there have been no cute shoes, only sneakers and flats, I can barely wear flip-flops 5 months later. No pedicures, I couldn’t even get in the chair. My only accessory has been an ugly black knee brace, so who wants to show that off in a skirt? I walk like Frankenstein, its hard to feel feminine when all my grace has gone. My girly side is lost.

So we had some leftover watermelon in the fridge. Normally, I would make a salad or a salsa, but not today, today I am thinking pink. A pink drink to entice the girl in me to come out and play, even better a pink daiquiri in a fun glass. Maybe this will help, I mean heels can’t be that far down the road, and does anyone make a pink knee brace, if not they should.

Watermelon Daiquiris

2/3 c rum

1/8-1/4 c  simple syrup

juice of 1/2 a lime, plus other half for garnish

3 c seedless water melon

2 1/2 c ice

blueberries for garnish

Add rum, simple syrup, lime juice, water melon and ice to a blender. Puree until smooth. Serve in girly glasses top with a lime wedge and fresh blueberries.