March 7, 2011
i love spinach and artichoke dip, don't you? today i turned it into a hummus for a healthier, more protein-friendly version of my fave. mmm. happy snacking. i've been extra aware about getting enough protein lately. for the babes. did you know that greek yogurt has like 20 grams of protein? amazing. and really delicious with purple grapes. 

seems like lately there's always something more i could be doing. (i.e. more protein) and other things i could be less doing. and other things i just don't feel like doing. this weekend i got a little restless. i found myself with a few spare sitting-down minutes and i spent them thinking, what should i be doing? growing this baby is now top priority. and nothing else really compares to that anymore. nothing else is as fun. i just want to be busy with my baby job.

speaking of the littlest harmsie, some of you have been asking how we are doing. thanks! you are so thoughtful. we're doing awesome. we're only 10 weeks away from being "full term." how about that for a little freaking out moment? (i realize that's only 37 weeks.. and the wait will probably be much longer. but it's just an exciting thought!) for more details, see my dear baby letter from last week. and expect another one soon.


hot spinach & artichoke hummus

15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
14 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, and given a coarse chop
1 handful fresh spinach
2 cloves garlic, minced
juice of half a lemon
1 green onion, chopped
2 T. olive oil
pinch cayenne pepper, or more if you like it hot
salt, to taste (about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp)
4 T. mayo
1 cup parmesan

combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. scoop into an oven safe dish. bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. serve with salty crackers, veggies, tortilla chips, or naan.
for a more traditional hummus omit mayo and parmesan and add 2 T. tahini. serve room temp.


meanwhile, we're still buried deep in winter here and expecting more snow tomorrow. but we won't think about that right now. for now, let's eat hummus and be happy.


Learning to Simply Live said...

Summer! You must have been reading my mind. I am planning on making my first batch of hummus today. This recipe looks significantly better than the recipe I found though. I will have to try it. Yum!

P.S. I am glad to hear all is well with you and the babes. I will keep praying for you all! How exciting! 10 Weeks!!! :)


nataliep. said...

yippy! 10 weeks until full term.
craziness! i can't wait to try the hummus recipe, tom and i love hummus!
looking forward to seeing that little baby bump of yours!

Marisa said...

Yum! Can't wait to try this!!

laura.railing said...

10 weeks?! It just flew right by!! That recipe sounds so delish! I justmight have to try! I LOVE love love hummus!!

{lovely little things} said...

Spinach artichoke dip is the BEST! This looks pretty dang good too...

marta said...

this looks amazing. i'd love to be brave enough to try this recipe. thanks for sharing.

p.s. take it easy and rest up and 'flood yourself' as my doctor said, tons and tons of water. this is the relaxed part (but it's too exciting to relax, i know!!).. just kick back and prep for what's to come; surprises will unfold left and right. i'm so happy for you. said...

summer so excited to hear you are doing well. i second can never drink enough good old h20. this recipe looks divine.

Renee said...

i've never tried hummus, but i lOvE spinach and artichoke dip and i lOVE getting more i think i shall try this recipe!! looks very yummy! yes, we too, are to get more snow...all the better for "nesting"! enjoy your nesting time!

natalie said...

eat hummus + be happy. now that's a great motto! thanks summer!

Sue said...

This looks really yummy! Is there a way to just print the recipe from you site and not the whole page with all the posts?Thanks



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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