Risky Kitchen Recipes

Simplicity Works

It really is simple to eat well. Not easy, necessarily, with all the temptations life has to offer…but truly, it is simple.

I recently got married, and now that the hoopla has settled down, I can see the pounds have not moved in the same direction. Alas, it is time to regroup and abandon the “what naughty, fatty delicious food can I eat now?” mentality. Instead, I rebooted my thoughts, and turned my question into “What healthy delightful snack can I make in a pinch?”

What came to mind? A simple dip.

I have it with whole grain crackers, although it can be used with veggies to dip or as a sandwich spread. See the recipe below, if you feel the same urge to eat well, eat simply and feel great about yourself afterwards.



Lime and Cilantro Hummus

I am not sure if I can truly call this a hummus, as there is no tahini in this recipe, but that’s the name I’ve got for now.

Ingredients-makes about 4 cups

1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed well)

1 zucchini, unpeeled (can be made without the peel, if prefered)

3 Tablespoons of lime juice (fresh or bottled)

handful of cilantro (or as much as desired)

teaspoon of minced or crushed garlic

salt and pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.

If you like your dip a bit chunky, save 1/4 of the chickpeas in advance, crush, and then add to blended mixture at the end.


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