Back on track with a real meal tonight! I ran through the grocery store to get a few necessities after work, yet still had the energy to cook. This felt more like a 15 minute meal than some of the 15 minute meals I've done, even though it was actually two recipes in one. :)
508. Skinny Homemade Houmous (Jamie's Everyday Super Food, page 230)
I tried my best to find jarred chick peas for this one, but they just don't seem to exist in Canada. I went with canned instead, first draining them but retaining the liquid, then adding it as needed to give the hummus the right consistency. I substituted soy milk for the yogurt, to keep it dairy-free, and added tahini, lemon juice and cayenne pepper as instructed. I was pleasantly surprised with the results - creamy and delicious!
509. Seared Turmeric Chicken, Hummus, Peppers, Coucous & Greens (Jamie's Everyday Super Food, page 140)
Turmeric really is a super food! My naturopath wants me to eat it whenever I can, so this recipe sounded like a good plan. Turmeric really doesn't have much of a flavour, but oregano does. I added some that I dried in the summer to the turmeric & olive oil mixutre to create the marinade for the chicken. I doubled the amount of meat in the recipe so I could feed the kids, but I figured they wouldn't want the healthy stuff, so I kept the veg to the original amounts.
I would never have thought of eating chicken with hummus, but does it ever pair well! Nothing special about the greens (a mix of fresh spinach & broccoli rabe) or the couscous, except that I added fresh basil in place of mint. I toasted Brazil nuts instead of hazelnuts as a garnish. Might as well use what's already in the house! The only special purchase I made was a jar of roasted red peppers, which are grilled alongside the chickenbreast, but I got them on sale for $1.99. ;)
This was a decent meal that filled my tummy with the good stuff. Lo and behold, one of the kids actually ate some couscous with his chicken! And I have lots of hummus left over for snacking this week.