Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I never was a fan of hummus – at least the kind purchased at the grocery store.  Then I discovered a recipe for blender hummus!  It’s especially good made from home cooked chickpeas.  I had some roasted red peppers in the freezer that came from the garden last year and I added them to the blender last thing.  Here’s a link to the recipe, Blender Hummus.  To the wrap I added sweet peppers, tomato, spinach, lettuce, and cilantro.



Beans For Breakfast


Today was a good day to try something new.  I have a friend who told me she eats beans for breakfast.  Larry also used to eat beans for breakfast in Mexico.  So why not . . . here’s my black bean breakfast recipe just for you.

Colorful Black Beans

1-15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 cups diced bell peppers (whatever colors you have on hand)

1 small onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon New Mexican chili powder

Juice from one lime

Saute’ onion, peppers, and garlic for a few minutes.  Don’t let your veggies get too cooked, they’ll lose all their pretty colors.  Add black beans, spices, and lime juice and heat through.  Serve with cilantro on top.


More Energy Bars

energy bars

Blueberry Pancake
Basic Recipe w/maple syrup plus 1 teaspoon maple flavoring and knead in 1 cup dried blueberries with the nuts and dried cereal.

Chocolate Monkey
Basic Recipe w/peanut butter, knead in 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips, 1 cup chopped dried bananas with the nuts and dried cereal.

Lemon Sunshine Poppyseed
Basic Recipe plus 1 tablespoon of lemon flavoring and 1 tablespoon of dried lemon zest and 2 teaspoons of poppyseeds.  I used dried apricots for the fruit.

Tropical Donovan
Basic Recipe plus 2 teaspoons coconut flavoring and knead in 1/2 cup coconut.  I used dried mango and pineapple for the fruit.

Next time I’m going to try a Double Chocolate Monkey, by adding 1/4 cup of chocolate baking powder to the basic dough.

Raw Vegan Gluten Free Energy Bars

Cathy’s Raw Vegan Gluten Free Energy Bars

Basic dough:
1/2 cup rolled oats
25 pitted dates
1/4 cup agave or pure maple syrup
3 scoops protein powder (I use vegan Sun Warrior vanilla)
3 T. nut butter
2 T. physillum powder
3 T. ground flaxseed

Put all ingredients into food processor and process for about a minute.  Continue to process adding a few more drops of agave until the mixture forms a dough like ball.

Place the dough ball into a mixing bowl and knead in the following:

1/2 cup of nuts and seeds
1 cup of dried fruit/chocolate bits/shredded coconut, etc.
1 cup of dried cereal (I used Enjoy Life Crunchy Flax and Arrowhead Mills Puffed Millet) I always look for natural cereals with as few ingredients as possible.

To experiment even further add dried grated orange, lemon or lime zest, or organic flavorings.