Guacammus

Do you like Hummus or Guacamole more? I know- I can’t decide either.. so I made both! call it what you want: Guacammus.. Hummole.. here’s how I made it : There’s a ton of recipe’s out there for it, but this one I put together is simple, creamy, and has a little kick!

Plop all of these ingredients into your food processor:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 can reduced sodium chick peas
  • 1/3 c red onion
  • 1/2 c fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 T tahini
  • 2 t lime juice
  • 1/4 t salt
  • drizzle of EVOO
  • dash to two of cayenne pepper (to taste)

Have I ever said how much I love my Ninja food processor? It’s pretty awesome, it never stops amazing me, even when it’s jam packed!

blend until creamy and dreamy.. then dig in.

it’s a party in your mouth, it won’t know if your eating hummus or guacamole! It’s the best of both worlds really, sooooo good :)

Oh man. This is one I will definitely be making again.. and I suggest you try it too and let me know how you like it!

This morning I had another Physical Therapy session. I’ve been going once a week. My knee’s are feeling much better, but still have some pain after a run or a long day at work. We did some stretching and then they did this stretch they always do to my right hip. It pulls it out almost, feeling like it has to pop, but I never got the pop. But today I got it. and it was awesome! It was like instant relief, I couldn’t believe how good it felt. All those weeks of the pinching and pain in my right hip flexor, gone. I hope it doesn’t come back!

Went to the gym after P.T and did the ARC TRAINER for 30 min. This thing is pretty cool, it’s like a cross between a stepper and an elliptical. Got a pretty good workout on there! 30 min. Ave hr. 146. Headed home, and made my Spinach Banana Oat smoothie.. instead of drinking it, I made it a little thicker and had it “soup style”. YUM.

Smoothie’s fill me up more than other lunches.. How about you?

I used my Ninja twice today?! you have got to get one of these. I think they have a new model now, even BETTER!

Work tomorrow 3a-3p, then who knows what’s up for the weekend! Never made it to a farmer’s market last weekend so maybe this Sunday we will find one!

Updating the Blog

Went over to my Brother’s tonight to check out his crib.. he’s the one that’s making this blog possible! (Thanks Eric!) We went out for some sushi, it was amazing and just a stone’s throw away from his condo (lucky duck).

SO..

Foodie Cycles will be undergoing some construction, so stay tuned for a new and improved site :) Bear with me here!

I’m leavin’ on a Jet Plane..

I’m going to Denver… have you ever been?

I’m going to Colorado! I’m so excited! My brother’s girlfried is going for business right in Denver and she said I should come. So, why not right? We are staying right in the City at a pretty awesome Hotel, all I gotta do is buy a Flight! (and it’s already booked) woop woop! We leave in November!

ohhhh…The Mile High City.. I’ve started my research for what I should do in the city. I’ll be making a trip up to Boulder for a day. According to Trip Advisor: Banjo Billy’s is a hit! and I’ve got to check out the Flatirons.. oh I just can’t wait! 49 more days but who’s counting.

There’s so much I want to do!..

  • have you ever been?
  • what should I do?
  • where should I go?
  • Most importantly… where should I eat?!

LÄRABALLS

Do you like LÄRABARS? I do. I really, really love them. And after reading Aubrey’s Blog and saw her post on her LÄRABAR Balls I just had to make them. So I moseyed on over to the Nutrition Source and picked up some dates. (I knew I had peanuts and craisins)

They are soooo simple, and so yummy. I got so giddy making them, I had to call my mom and tell her how happy I was making them. She’s going to try them too! because I got her hooked on these things :)

So. here’s how I made these little bundles of JOY.. I call them.. LÄRABALLS.

HERE is the main ingredient- DATES! they are sweet and store well.

For the Peanut BALLS:

1/2 c. UNsalted roasted peanuts

1 c. Dates

Blend well until it looks a little something like this:

scoop out a little bit, and roll into 1 inch balls.. and that’s it! So easy right? this recipe makes 10 balls:

and they taste better than they look..

O.K. so now for PB & J LaraBALLS..

all you need is:

1/2 c. UNsalted roasted peanuts

1/4 c. craisins

1 c. Dates

same thing.. mix, mix, mix..

and roll into 1 inch balls.. there you have it: Peanut Butter and Jelly LaraBALLS :)

why are these so fun to make?! I can’t help myself..

into the fridge they go.. time to make dinner I guess.. why can’t we just have these for dinner?

what’s your favorite LÄRABAR? how can we make it?

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Nothing says Fall like waking up, brewing some pumpkin coffee and baking some pumpkin muffins :)

Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Crumbly Topping

Preheat oven 350° {Makes 18 muffins}

 For Muffins: 2 ½ c whole wheat flour

1 ½ T pumpkin pie spice

1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder

1 ½ c granulated sugar

½ c brown sugar

1 c canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling!)

¼ c apple sauce

1/8 c vegetable oil

2 large eggs

1 c peeled chopped apple (I used a small  gala and mac)

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

For Crumbly Topping: ¼ cup packed brown sugar

1 T all purpose flour

2 T rolled oats

½ t cinnamon

¼ cup butter (chilled)

Combine all the dry ingredients into bowl.

Mix pumpkin, oil, apple sauce and eggs until well mixed.

Add into dry ingredeints..

Lastly, fold in apples and walnuts.

For Crumbly Topping: mix brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon in small bowl.

Cut in butter with a fork until mixture is combined.

Sprinkle the topping over unbaked muffins.

Bake muffins about 30 minutes..

Enjoy :)

(tweaked from cooksrecipes. com)

Now. What to do with the leftover pumpkin? Add it to my Greek Yogurt of course! sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice topped with flax seed and cinnamon puffins! YUM!  (have you tried cinnamon puffins before?- NO? they are so good! You’ve got to!)

I might just turn into a pumpkin today!

What’s your favorite Pumpkin meal/pastry/soup/snack?

Green tip. Have leftovers from dinner? Use glass containers or BPA free when storing, and never reheat in plastic to reduce the risk of contaminating the food with harmful chemicals!