I’m a complete and total fiend for hummus. If you ask my mother where my culinary journey started she probably would tell you of one particular moment in my childhood. Picture this: She walks around our house and catches my sister and I out of the corner of her eye. We were mere toddlers and thought it was a great idea to have a hummus party in the bathroom using the lid of our toilet as a table. We did put a blanket over it as a tablecloth to complete the ambiance. Strange, but children are kind of weird like that. Also, if you’re not tall enough to reach the formal dining room table then you’ve got to be resourceful! Needless to say this has been recorded on a vhs tape that we revisit every once in awhile for a good laugh.
Recently, my husband and I stopped eating meat. To be perfectly honest, he’s a lot more disciplined about it than I am. If I'm out with others, I bend the rules a bit and find myself going for short rib tacos instead of the veggie option. As a food lover, swearing off meat altogether just doesn’t work for me. I am interested in all sorts of food and will try just about anything put in front of me.
My favorite thing about summer is the garden. I love planting everything, caring for it, watching it thrive, and reaping its mass amounts of delicious food. This year we’ve planted so many things, watermelons, red onions, kale, jalapenos, habaneros, thyme, rosemary, stevia, parsley and cucumbers. Out of all the plants the one that is the easiest to succeed with is definitely cucumbers!
Not sure about everyone else but I find myself so busy I can hardly keep up with it all especially meals. With our busy schedules, it’s not always easy to eat right and sometimes I find myself opting for less healthy choices while I’m out. I try to make up for it the best I can by making sure the food that we’re eating at home is healthy and filling. With a full time job and homeownership, any opportunity to make a big meal that can carry us through the week is an absolute god send!