I think I am pumped about Valentine’s Day. Can you tell? Maybe because there might be a possibility I might have a Valentine’s baby. Hmmmm. Either way, the hubby and I have been preparing furiously making sure everything is ready for our new baby.
It is incredible realizing one does not have enough furniture like drawers for the baby and the toddler. How much can one accumulate? I guess the more bodies become part of the family the more it is required. We bought some drawers for our toddler and I am in the process of washing and drying all the newborn clothes.
Oh yes, we are having another girl!
I think I might be celebrating pink. I never liked the color pink until my first baby girl was born. I had my nails painted pink and I bought a pink cellphone cover. I did a whole 360. It is nice to know we did not have to buy anymore clothing. It was beautiful going through the newborn clothing and seeing how tiny a baby can be. She will be here soon!
So pink hummus? I really tried convincing the hubby to taste some of this hummus but he has something against beets. Even though he likes hummus, beets are not. I made a double batch of hummus because Julianne LOVES hummus with veggies and rice crackers. She can eat spoons of it,
Since the veggie intake varies daily with Julianne, I try adding it to different meals in puree or dip form. This recipe was really easy and SO delicious! You can make this for a Valentine’s Day lunch or for a light dinner. It will set such a mood and little is required. Even though I used pita rounds you can use your own pizza crust recipe.
I made a similar pizza for Thanksgiving one year called Caramelized Red Onion, Spinach, and Pumpkin Hummus Pizza. It is actually one of the most popular recipes on my website and is listed on the left side of my website. Of course you would have to modify the recipe as I wrote it but it would just be fine. A warm pizza with hummus is amazing and does not require any cheese. If you wanted cheese I would feta cheese sprinkled on top of the salad portion of the pizza.
The other ingredient that seals the deal for me is the balsamic glaze. I did not make it but I bought a huge bottle of it at Home Goods for super cheap. Can you tell I like Home Goods? It totally skips a step and saves time. Perfect for busy families. I still need to drizzle some on strawberries….yum!
Make the hummus at least and snack on it daily. You are getting your daily iron and protein with this. Enjoy!
For roasted beet hummus
- 1 large beet, peeled and cubed
- olive oil
- sea salt
- black pepper
- 4 cups chickpeas, cooked
- 2 Tablespoons tahini paste (Sesame seed paste)
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 10-12 whole wheat pita rounds, 6-8 inches wide
- 10 cups mixed greens
- olive oil
- balsamic glaze, store-bought
- sesame seeds