Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ricotta Humous

This recipe is an example of how with a little creativity, you can make a recipe with a replacement ingredient.

1 can of chickpeas
1 cup ricotta cheese
seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic powder, olive oil

pan fry the chick peas with olive oil and seasonings. Throw it in a food processor and blend - VOILA!

Yummy.... it's a good fat :)

UPDATE: Okay, I just tried this with eggplant instead of ricotta and it's a hit! It's so creamy... and no, it's not like babaganoush. Note: I don't like more than a tsp of tahini in my humous, if any at all, but add it if you like it!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Last Minute Pasta Dish

8pm, virtually nothing in the house to eat (all my frozen pizza back ups are gone).

Grocery store list:
1 pack natural ham slices (no preservatives)
1 block of parmasan cheese

Already at home:
1 egg
1 bag of pasta (rotini, but anything would work)

In a pan: sautee onions till tender and add chunks of ham (peas also are a good fit) add a wee bit of broth or water/boullion. Make pasta. When it's done, drain the water and put the egg in and stir until "cooked". Add the pan ingredients to the pasta and grate tons of cheese over it. Serve with pepper and a bit of salt.