Monday, April 14, 2014

Hummus Wrap

Hummus wrap

I made this for lunch today and it was SOOOO good. Like, so good that I'm craving it again right now. You have to get the roasted red pepper hummus. It's what gives this so much flavor. I did add a little salt to it b/c I love salt.

 Hummus Wrap
Serves 2

Ingredients: 2 Tortillas
1 cup of spinach
 4 Tablespoons of Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, or your favorite hummus
1 (15 oz) can of black beans, rinsed and drained (you are only going to use about 1/2 the can)
1/2 Avocado, diced

Directions: Lay out your two tortillas and spread 2 Tablespoons of Hummus on each one. Next spread you spinach on top of your hummus. Add some black beans (about 1/4 of a can) on top of your spinach. Then put your avocado on the very top. Fold the edges and roll the tortilla up. Cut in half and serve.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Homemade Granola

I am in love with this super simple, versatile granola recipe!  I've tried it with dried cranberries and raisins, my kids prefer it plain, and I've also added mini chocolate chips and walnuts instead of the dried fruit.  My favorite version is with the cranberries and raisins.  You can add whatever you like!

Homemade Granola

5 cups oatmeal (use either whole oats or quick oats; I actually prefer quick oats)
1/4-1/3 cup salted sunflower seeds
2 cups shredded coconut
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup (I like homemade)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
pinch salt
a little water (about 1/3 cup)

dried fruit, chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, etc.

Preheat oven to 325.  Combine the first 9 ingredients and mix.  Add dried fruit if desired.  Bake on 2 cookie sheets for 25 minutes.  Add chocolate and nuts after baking if desired.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders

Had these for dinner tonight.  Amazing.  They were so good and very, very easy.  Plus, I could add the tomato, etc., or not for the pickier eaters.
Kentucky Hot Brown Sliders
Recipe from
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 + 1/2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
coarse salt and fresh black pepper

1 (12 pack) King’s Hawaiian® Dinner Rolls, sliced in half
1 pound sliced deli turkey or roasted turkey, sliced thin
12 slices fresh tomato
6 slices bacon, cooked crispy

  1. In a medium-sized heavy bottomed saucepan melt the butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour and cook 2 minutes stirring often. Whisk in the milk and Dijon. Turn heat up and bring to a simmer, stirring often, 3 minutes.
  1. Turn heat down to low and add the cheddar and Parmesan, stir until completely smooth and melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Turn heat down to warm and put a lid on the pan.
  1. Preheat the broiler and lay the buns out on a baking sheet cut side up. Place under the broiler to toast 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  1. Layer 1 + 1/2 ounces of turkey on the bottom of each bun. Ladle cheese sauce over it then top with a tomato and a piece of bacon. Serve immediately.