Monday, January 19, 2015

Classic Hummus

Like many others, one of my New Year's resolutions for 2015 was to eat better.  I didn't want to restrict myself from good food and create outrageous resolutions that I could possible fail and then feel terrible about myself so I decided to create small resolutions.  One of my weaknesses are snacks and anything crunchy.  So, it makes sense that one of my favorite go to recipe is garlic hummus.  It's flavorful and the satisfying and I hope you guys will like it as much as I do.

For the sake of time, I used canned garbanzo beans but feel free to start from scratch. Just knowing me, if it takes too many steps I will most likely never attempt the recipe again.  Now, though I have a set recipe, feel free to add or substitute any other flavors you can imagine.  Sun dried tomatoes, turmeric, paprika, or cayenne.  The list goes on and on.

Classic Garlic Hummus

yield : 4    total time : 5 min.
  • Garbanzo beans, canned    -    2 - 15.5oz ea.
  • Extra vigin olive oil    -    1/2 cup
  • Garlic cloves    -    2
  • Salt and Pepper    -    to taste
Drain and rinse the two cans of garbanzo beans under running water.  I find the liquid the beans are packed in can taste quite salty. 

I made the the hummus in my vitamix but feel free to to use your food processor.

Add your olive oil first and then add the beans.  Add your garlic cloves and blend.  Salt and pepper to taste and serve with crackers or vegetable sticks.


Monday, January 12, 2015

The Walt Disney Family Museum

One of the favorite spots in San Francisco is The Walt Disney Family Museum.  Being a big Disney fan, I frequently come here to learn more about Walt Disney  and how he came to be.  Surprisingly, not many people know about this museum and there are also those that expect a Disneyland museum but this is a place about Walt Disney and his life.  I bought my tickets for this weekend to see the All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains and thankfully it was quite quiet for a Sunday afternoon.  The exhibit was beautiful with artwork of trains along the walls as well as a few train models on display.  Unfortunately, I was unable to take photos but I'll leave that as a surprise for those that want to see the exhibit in person.  If you're in the area and if you're a Disney fan, you must visit the museum and the special train exhibit while it's on display. Tickets are $5 on top of general entrance and the trains exhibit is on display until 2/9/15.

Here are a few photos to whet your appetite and I hope everyone is having a great start to this new year.