Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Glutton for life

Last night I decided that I'm a glutton. I know it's not the way to be but, with the foods I eat, I wouldn't have it any other way!

As the boyfriend and I sat down to our dinner last night, we both agreed that we eat very well. I'm talking full flavor, clean and healthy foods, and a decent variety. Yum, yum, yum.
I swear, it's better than it looks. This was (now my favorite dish) a tortilla hummus "pizza." The idea came from Ohh May where she rocks the pizzas in a whole new way.

Starting with some sprouted tortillas, which were slightly toasted in the oven for a few minutes. Then topped with nutritional yeast and Zucchini Hummus (see recipe below), or as my boyfriend called it, Zummus. Clever.
Back into the oven they go to crisp a bit more. Then top with a sauteed onion and wild mushroom medley.
And some little spicy red peppers, green onions, cilantro, and parsley.
Then top with green salad and more zummus.
And DEVOUR!
...and I did...

Zummus: Zucchini Hummus
Best hummus I've ever had. Honest. Revised from Clean Eating Magazine
Ingredients:
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped into pieces for easier blending
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice, fresh  
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (depending on how spicy you would like)
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/2 cup sesame and/or sunflower seeds
 Blend all ingredients together and serve!

Before dinner, I took out my present from my kickboxing coach, The Juicing Bible, and got to work.
I found a recipe for a before or after dinner "cocktail" that aides in digestion. Why not?
Into the juicer went red cabbage, fennel bulb, a green apple, and ginger, and sprinkled doused with cinnamon.
By far the best freakin' juice I have ever tasted! I'm making this one again tonight. Get this book! It's got some amazing recipes.
 Mmmmmmmmmm. So frothy and sweet.
I love you, little book.


7 running thoughts:

Katie said...

Seriously, stop it. you're freaking me out! http://makingfoodandotherstuff.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/2-birds-1-stone-zucchini-hummus/

And that is the most awesome hot pink juice I've ever seen. I don't know if I'd have been able to drink it!

Lori said...

Seriously, the juice sounds really weird and kinda gross but tasted AMAZING. HONEST.

Pure2Raw Twins said...

That pizza is so colorful with all the toppings, yum to that hummus :) That book does sound amazing! Glad to see you enjoying some great juices!

Bekah said...

Mmm I love all of this food! Hehe, and you're so right, at home I eat SO WELL and so clean. And a lot of it. How can you not eat this much when consuming such nutrient rich and colorful foods?

Lori said...

Twins- The hummus is VERY good! Although, I love anything with tahini in it. ;)

Bekah- Yeah, huh! I love all of the amazing healthy foods out there! Some people are missing out on life!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

the Zummus looks great!!! and so does the pink juice. I love your friendship...muah :)

Lori said...

MWAH! Right back at ya, Averie!

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