Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cilantro Hummus/Bean Dip

I was trying to re-create the Cilantro Hummus from TJ's because I am tired of always being out of it and craving it! However, I didn't have any tahini so I'm hoping with the addition of that it will be more like it. As written, it doesn't taste anything like it but it is just as addicting. My husband loves it. It's kinda spicy so the kids haven't tried it but it would be a great party dip (double or triple for guests)

1 can garbanzo beans, drained

1 bunch of cilantro, stems removed

1 TBS chopped garlic (jarred kind works)

5-6 pickled jalapeno slices (more if you want spicy)

couple glugs of olive oil

1 TBS Tahini if you want hummus. Leave out for bean dip.

Combine everything in food processor until as smooth as you want it. Serve with pita chips or veggies.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Asian Grilled Chicken

There are lots of diffrent versions of this marinade but this happens to be our favorite. I can't make enough of this chicken at a time. I use boneless thighs but breasts work well, they just aren't as juicy. I always marinate overnight, the longer the better for sure. We usually have plain, old white rice and steamed broccoli with it. Quick, easy and a kid favorite. Enjoy!

6 boneless thighs or breasts

2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground ginger

2 green onions, minced
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1 tsp honey
2 tsp sesame oil

Mix the marinade together. Place chicken in baggie and poor marinade over chicken. Turn freq to coat. Heat the grill to medium-high and grill until done. Let it rest a few minutes before cutting or serving.