We have been quite lucky in Brooklyn this winter because it hasn't been nearly as cold as it was the last few years. Regardless, I still have that spring itch. And with temperatures rising into the 60s this week and Easter only three weeks away I'd say my itch is about to be scratched! Crossing my fingers that spring is truly here.
When I'm looking for a healthy snack, especially one I can easily bring to work, I nearly always turn to hummus. I don't need to tell you all the different things you can do with hummus - you already know. But I do want to convince you that making your own is infinitely better than buying a prepackaged version at the grocery store.
Don't get me wrong - there are some great pre-made hummus' out there. But when you could have a more delicious, healthy, clean version that happens to work out costing you less money to have it why would you go for the other stuff?
I don't know about where you are but here in Brooklyn it has been quite hot. There is just no way I was turning on the oven or the stove top last night. So the grill it was!
Being that it was a Saturday night, my fridge was down to the last of the week's groceries. I didn't have much but I did have some produce still. A nice big eggplant, couple of bell peppers, radishes, spring onion...and skewers were just the obvious choice to use them all up.
I've said it before and I will continue to say it again and again - I LOVE the bounty of fresh produce available at farmer's markets during the summer! Today I bought so many beautiful things...heirloom tomatoes, peaches, peppers, apricots...and of course the 2-in-1 treat of radishes with the greens still attached. Many people toss the leaves out not realizing they are edible and insanely delicious too!
I must admit - I can only take credit for the parsley dijonnaise dip in this post. My boyfriend, Anthony, is the mastermind behind the chicken nuggets! I love his chicken nuggets so much. Anytime I have a craving for them (which is often) I MUST have them for dinner that night. There is no other option.
Ali is a Brooklyn based blogger and Certified Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, providing you with recipes to inspire you to cook more at home! She is a firm believer in knowing that eating healthy can be made easy and inexpensive if you simply know how to cook and understands that for the average person there needs to be balance between "healthy" and "unhealthy". Whether you are looking for easy weeknight recipes, delicious snacks, or want to try something new, Ali's recipes are easy to follow at all skill levels! For more info about Ali and her offerings, check out the About page.