Archive of ‘HUNGRY?’ category

THE GREAT PRETZEL HEIST

MOM PROBLEMS #3763528495732: The single worst motherhood decision I’ve made this year to date: making my kids homemade soft pretzels from this kit. Omg…if you love to bake and follow nit-picky directions on a clock, this kit is for you!! If you do not like to make complex baking recipes, just light your $4 on […]

LEFTOVERS INCOGNITO

MOM PROBLEM #19737632174785:   MAKING SOMETHING UNIQUE WITH LEFTOVERS… Possibly the only thing I enjoy about “mom level” family cooking: unique meal ideas. Before being a mom, I never cooked like this. Now, I almost find it a challenge to use up every “exotic” leftover.  Today’s challenge: yesterday’s leftovers, made from cookout leftovers, into something we will […]

SWEET BASIL & WALNUT PESTO

“Sweet Basil & Walnut Pesto“ Serves 8 2 cups fresh sweet basil 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped) 4 cloves garlic (chopped) 1/2 cup parmesan & romano blend grated cheese (I just had Kraft on hand and it worked well.) 2/3 cup olive oil 1 tsp ground pepper Salt to taste Pulse the walnuts in the food […]

HOMEMADE PIZZA SAUCE

This was delicious… HOMEMADE PIZZA SAUCE! 1/2 can chickpeas (minced) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1/2 bushel fresh Italian parsley (minced) 1 tsp crushed red pepper 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp Italian spice blend 1 can Hunt’s Basil/Oregano Diced Tomatoes (low sodium, if possible) Sauté the oil, garlic, and chickpeas about 5 mins stirring occasionally. […]

CHICKPEA SALAD

CHICKPEA SALAD–You are what you eat, right?! What you need: 1 bag salad mix (I used iceberg, but mixed would be yummy, too) 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1/2 cup chopped cucumbers 1/2 cup chopped red peppers 1/2 cup cold sweet peas 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed 1/2 cup garbanzo beans, rinsed 1/2 cup spicy peanuts […]

3 BEAN TURKEY CHILI

3 BEAN TURKEY CHILI (Just can’t get enough chickpeas, can you?!) What you need: 1 lb ground lean turkey 3 jalapeños 1/2 red onion 3 cloves garlic (minced) 1 can red kidney beans 1 can chickpeas 1 can pinto beans 8oz tomato sauce (basil, oregano flavored, if possible) 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp paprika […]