All posts filed under: Snacks

Tomato-Basil Hummus & Italian Herb Socca

I have been lusting after farmers’ markets. Cooped up and shivering in the house, the grey, snow-filled clouds filling the sky, I have been browsing my old blog posts, reminiscing on the abundant produce that served as the base of my summertime recipes. I miss those days. What is so beautiful about nature, is that those days are not lost. They will come again. Sunshine, growth, new beginnings, warmth, freedom. The welcoming arms of spring and summer; I cannot wait to run into them. Me being me, I subscribe to the newsletter of my local farm. Recently, they announced that their asparagus will be available in early April. Which is only one measly month away- gasp! I cannot wait to run down and buy armfuls of the tender, earthy spears. It seems like we just have to get through these last few freezing, bleak days. I can just imagine those little green spears starting to grow through all of this ice and wind, and remain calm. Spring is coming. This recipe is an in-between of …

Sweetheart Smoothie

This color. Need I say more? In my Valentine’s Day recipe series, beets have played a primary role. Entranced by their ability to saturate dishes with their emotion-tugging, almost fluorescent hue, I have gone back to them again and again. Thinking of beets within a smoothie, you may wrinkle your nose. I know, pureed beets for breakfast doesn’t exactly sound like the most appetizing way to start the day. What may surprise you is that there is only a very small bit (maybe 1.5 inches) of beet in this tremendously pink bowl. The remainder of the ingredients are all smoothie regulars: raspberries, banana, non-dairy milk (homemade hemp milk), lemon juice, and some unpictured vanilla protein powder (Sunwarrior, but of course). I debated on calling this smoothie the Sweet Tart smoothie because the raspberries and lemon juice give a sharp tang to the blend, which is balanced by the sweetness of the banana and the protein powder. However, in the name of love, I figured I would go with the Sweetheart Smoothie ❤ You can enjoy …