Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas planning + Sweet Potato Hummus

Hello :) How's everyone doing on this Christmas Eve? It's pretty crazy that Christmas is tomorrow isn't it!? I've been planning/preparing some things to make tomorrow, as we're spending the day tomorrow at home eating yummy food then seeing extended family over boxing day. Food-wise tomorrow I'm making Lemon and Ricotta pancakes for a late brunch served with plenty of fresh berries a nice pot of tea. For lunch we're having pesto pasta with ricotta and parmesan and a roasted cauliflower salad (found here - don't judge me!) and for dinner we're not entirely sure but judging from all the food I'll be eating during the day, I might be fine with some fresh mango and nectarines! So yummy this time of year.

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 ;)

Hannah x


  1. Great food and spending time with the family; what more could anyone ask for on christmas?

  2. Yum! Great hummus recipe. Lemon and Ricotta pancakes sound completely delicious too. In fact, all your eats sound yummy :) Summer fruits are amazing, I agree. Merry Christmas!
    Heidi xo