Warm Brussels Sprout and Couscous Salad

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Nice to write again here, dear lovely friends. It’s been a while since my last post :) I have been thinking a lot during this time and I am finally on my way to give a certain direction to lovelymuse, one that is more clear and definitely represents me and my lifestyle. At the beginning I wanted to write about everything I enjoy in life: travels, food, fashion and my beautiful Muse. Continue reading

Pesto Hummus

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If you aren’t bored…here you have another hummus recipe. I guess the recipes that start from the classic hummus are endless. Today I prepared a Pesto Hummus dip that is perfect as a snack between meals or as a light dinner. This type of healthy bite is so good also for this time of year, when we gather with friends and family around the Christmas tree and we need to make something fast and tasty. Well…hummus is always a most welcomed dish and I am sure that everybody agrees.

It goes just perfectly with the Chia seed crackers I just made the other days. What a combination…to eat, eat and again eat :)

Ingredients for 2 portions

  • 200g canned chickpeas (keep the liquid because we will use it later)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons already made pesto (I used organic pesto)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini (I also used organic already made tahini)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • around 4-5 liquid from the canned chickpeas
  • pinch of salt

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Directions

1. Rinse the chickpeas in cold water and tip into the food processor.

2. Add tahini, pesto, parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, lemon juice and the reserved liquid from the chickpeas.

3. Turn on the food processor and slowly pour in the oil while it runs.

4. When the mixture is fully combined and smooth, tip it into a serving dish. Add some more liquid from chickpeas if the mixture is not smooth enough.

5. Drizzle with some more extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with paprika and you are ready.

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pesto, hummus, veggie, healthy, snack, lovelymuse

My lovely Muse wishes Bon Appetit :)

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XOXO lovely friends

 

Baked Apples and Bananas Breakfast

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It has been a while since I wrote here…and winter is just around the corner. I must admit that I am not a fan of this season, except for the Christmas holidays, my favourite part of the year. But now, I really wish for a little snow and fell the joy of having a cup of good hot coffee inside, where is warm and watching outside the first flakes of snow. Romantic…:) Continue reading

Spicy Black Bean and Chickpea Hummus (vegan)

spicy black bean and chickpea hummus

My new passion strikes again…another amazing dip, vegan, healthy and very very delicious Spicy Black Bean and Chickpea Hummus . I literally can not stop from eating this and once you will make it, you will feel it too :) And it is spicy enough to feel the good taste of the ingredients. Continue reading