Guacamole is easy to make from scratch. It’s particularly delicious in the summer months when you can get your hands on ripe local tomatoes. You can make this recipe more complex by adding diced red onions or cilantro. But I like the simple four ingredient guacamole the best.
These…are amazing. Chris and I bought a bunch of apples and were thinking about how to use them up. He came up with the idea of crunchy apple chips. I was skeptical they would actually become crispy in the oven, but these turned out like potato chips, but with flavors of fall – apples and cinnamon.
Eggs are an inexpensive and nutritious source of protein. Buying eggs from pastured hens gives you vibrant eggs yolks, especially in spring when their diet includes new green grass.
I buy hummus frequently, but I’m also very picky about ingredients – I try to avoid canola and soybean oil as well as any kind of additive or preservative, so I usually buy the least offending brand. Today, I tried making it from scratch – and it was so easy! I didn’t have any tahini on hand, so I just made it without. Is that technically still hummus? Maybe it’s only a bean dip. At any rate, it was super easy and delicious. Next time, maybe I’ll get a little more fancy, but for a quick homemade hummus this was perfect.
I’ve been experimenting with different granola recipes lately. I made the switch from store bought to homemade granola a few years ago and haven’t looked back. Store bought is often too sweet, and made with cheap vegetable oils.
Admittedly, this recipe for Cherry Chocolate Maple Granola is indulgent. But it’s homemade, delicious, and makes me so happy in the morning eaten with plain whole yogurt and lots of berries, so I think it’s worth it.
While supplies last! The strawberry growing season is so short in the greater NYC area. They arrive in late May and are usually gone by mid June. We stuff ourselves full of them while we can. They are delicious on their own, but my mom shared this recipe with me for Strawberries with Balsamic Brown Sugar Glaze, and it doesn’t get any better. Chris and I eat strawberries this way on top of yogurt, ice cream, and with our fingers straight out of the bowl.
I started making my own granola about two years ago and haven’t looked back since. Homemade is cheaper, more healthful, and delicious – once you start making it yourself, you will never want to go back to store bought again.
Next time you are in the mood for something crispy and salty – try these homemade Kale Chips. Kale is a hardy green, so it can stand up to a high oven temp, and becomes nice and crispy in under 10 minutes. Kale is also a nutrient packed food – full of vitamins and minerals like A, C, and K, Potassium and Calcium – as well as a great source of fiber.
If you are like me, hunger can over take you when you are not at home and busy running from one thing to the next. Living in NYC, a convenience store is never too far away, but the choices are minimal if you want to avoid processed foods and the sugar, soy, and preservatives that go along with them.