Saturday, January 8, 2011

Homemade Goodness

Today has been a pretty productive day. I’ve done lots of cooking and cleaning.  It started with a cup of hot, Tazo green tea.

I decided to make a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast to start the day off.  I cooked 2 cups of Bob’s Red Mill rolled oats.

And came out with this:

This bowl consisted of:
Almond Milk
Chia seeds cooked in the mix
Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
I picked up a sample of this nut butter at the store. I really liked it. I love the hazelnut/chocolate flavor. I will pick some up next time I’m at Whole Foods.
For lunch, Kyle and I were hungry for pizza!! We started out by cooking some chicken, bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic, and onions. We used gluten free Ezekiel tortillas for the crust.

We slapped some tomato sauce on the tortillas topped with veggies, chicken and a little cheese. They turned out really good! Kyle even liked it.



We were invited over to a friend’s house for dinner tonight. They’re making hamburgers and brats. I decided to bring over a turkey burger for me to eat and made up some homemade pita bread and hummus. It’s been awhile since I’ve made pita bread and I was looking forward to smelling it in the oven.

Pita Bread
3 cups of flour (I used whole wheat)
1 ½ teaspoon of salt
1 T sugar or honey (I used agave)
1 Packet of Yeast
1 ¼ to 1 ½ C water
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
Activate the yeast. Mix the yeast in with flour, salt and sugar. Add olive oil and 1 ¼ cup of water. Stir with wooden spoon. It should form a ball. Place ball on work surface and knead the dough for 10 min. When done, place it in a bowl that has been lightly coated with olive oil. Cover with damp kitchen towel and set aside for 2 hours. Punch the dough down to release. Divide into 8 pieces. Roll each ball. Cover with damp towel and sit for 20 min. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Roll dough out. Place on cooking sheet. Bake 2 to 5 min.
They turned out yummy!

I also made some hummus.
5 cloves garlic
2 C chick peas
1 tsp sea salt
1/3 C tahini
3 lemons, freshly squeezed
1 T olive oil
 ½ C fresh cilantro Chopped
¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
½ tsp pepper