It’s been awhile since we posted (ok way too long). I guess life sometimes gets in the way of the things we really enjoy like cooking, eating, exercising and blogging.

Well, we’re back! After being members of GoodLife Fitness for many years (Greg was a member for almost 12 years), we recently both transitioned to Greco Lean +Fit. We look forward to the challenge, and the many new healthier recipes we will be making or trying to make.

So to kick things off…I made hummus from scratch today (insert applause)! Something I’ve done before, but never really seem to get it right (either too much garlic, not enough garlic, not smooth enough, etc.).  I came across this recipe on SmarterFitter via Pinterest, it’s apparently an adaptation of a Mark Bittman recipe:


  • 2 cups drained well-cooked or canned chickpeas (reserve cooking liquid)
  • 1/4 cup tahini, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled, or more to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon, plus more as needed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Paprika for garnish
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish

In the blender (or food processor, or even your Magic Bullet) combine the chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Begin processing, add a little water or cooking liquid to make smoother (I added probably a 1/4 cup of water). Now to the taste-testing (the best part), it needed a little more garlic, lemon juice and pepper (all to taste). I sprinkled it with paprika (might be a bit too much, bag got away from me lol). Greg doesn’t like parsley, so I didn’t “pretty-it up”.

We enjoy the hummus with raw veggies or even spread on a brown rice cake. ~kM


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