Hi friends! How was your weekend? Good? Good. Today was the kind of day in the northeast that you just want to wrap up in a big bow. It was such a beautiful day for the NYC marathon! Those people are really inspiring. Who would have thought that there would ever be 47,000 people running 26.2 miles in one day. It’s crazy, but very cool! My brother is a marathon-er and I would love to run one some day, although I can’t even fathom the thought right now. However, I have decided that I’m going to step up my running, and start to train for a half marathon next spring. I didn’t pick one yet…. I’m thinking the Disney half? Or I’m sure Hawaii has one. Or London? Or maybe Jersey City (probably more realistic ). For the millions of people who read this blog, I’m going to post my official training schedule once I really kick into gear. Follow along. Lets be crazy and run 13.1! Who’s in?! Tap tap, this thing on?
Ok, onto the recipe! I stopped eating chicken 3 years ago and the only thing I occasionally miss is buffalo wings. Not the wings themselves, but the buffalo sauce. I just love it, but rarely ever see it offered on a menu unless it’s with chicken. The other day I was at work thinking about hummus (this happens often), and I thought that a little heat would probably work really well with those little smushed up chickpeas. The best part is that it was so easy to make, and the ingredients are items that we all have in our pantry. And also that it came out awesome. Really awesome. Is it possible to not like whole chickpeas but love hummus? Because I do.
Yield: about a cup and a half
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 to 1/3 cup EVOO (depends on the consistency you prefer)
1/3 cup hot sauce (we used Frank’s Red Hot)
1 garlic clove
1 tsp onion powder
Place chickpeas in food processor and process until somewhat smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth and no lumps remain.
I am so excited to have buffalo back in my life again! Steve, who is usually so-so on hummus, absolutely loved it too! After a weekend of donuts, bagels, chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream, and pie, this is a welcome healthy snack for the upcoming week. That sounds disgusting now that I’m actually reading it. I guess that’s why people who want to lose weight are told to keep a journal of everything they eat. It works. I feel shamed. Anyway, tomorrow we’re right back on track!