And this morning I went to the local Deli to buy all the cheeses for tomorrow. Parmasen for the pasta, ricotta for the pancakes and pasta and marinated pesto feta for the cauliflower salad. A very cheesy Christmas indeed, ha ha...
Today I also made Sweet Potato hummus which is a twist on the classic hummus and the perfect dip to take to Christmas/New Years celebrations! I got the idea from Sarah of the lovely blog My New Roots and you can find the recipe here. I basically just used a hummus recipe I always used and added the cooked chunks of sweet potato into the blender too. Here's the basic hummus recipe I used from Karen Fischer's book 'The Healthy Skin Diet':
Recipe: Hummus Dip
- 400g canned chickpeas
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 5 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
- 2 lemons, juiced
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or flaxseed oil)
sea salt and pepper to taste
Blend all ingredients!
So here's my sweet potato hummus. This recipe is according to taste, so add more or less of whatever. On Sarah's blog she suggests adding a teaspoon of ground cumin and caynenne pepper which tastes great, giving the dip an extra kick!
Well I hope everyone has a wonderful and very Merry Christmas!!! And remember, everything in moderation ;)