Ahhhh what started as an organized day has turned into chaos after two back-2-back GH calls and 50 other things that popped up. And I have interviews to do at the bakery in just 30 minutes. Don’t know if I’m going to be able to bike there anymore…
My noon-time Body Pump class was great. The Monday class, taught by Chris, has turned into a “Pump Challenge” class – I guess because it’s so much harder than regular pump! Perhaps it strays too much from the official class. I still love it though, and it’s my favorite class because it’s hard and Chris is awesome.
I came home and whipped up a pea hummus inspired by Whole Living Magazine!
It’s incredibly delicious!!
Lavender Pea Hummus
- 1 cup frozen peas thawed in a colander
- 2 tbsp tahini or I bet almond butter would be good too!
- 1 handful torn cilantro other herbs would be good too – or spinach – or leave it out
- 2 pinches salt
- 1 heaping tbsp dried lavender buds from Whole Foods bulk bins
- Garlic gold crunchies or a whole clove if you like raw garlic
- Put in vitamix or food processor and blend. YUM!
I had a pile of dippers – carrots, broc, peppers and chips
And on the side – a salad made from yesterday’s beets, honey crunch peanuts, and avocado dressed in olive oil and honey.
An amazingly healthy + fantastic lunch!
Word on the street is that our new recycled glass countertops were installed this morning. And we’re also out of printer paper – grrrr!!
Yum! I’ve never heard of pea hummus but I have heard of putting peas in guac! Sounds like a great idea. You inspired me to make beets today and they turned out so well!
Krissy @ Shiawase Life says
Cannot wait to see the counters!!!!
Those chips are aaammaazziinngg!
Holly @ The Runny Egg says
I love how GREEN the pea hummus is — so beautiful (and I hate peas!)
Love your lunch! Hummus and fresh veggies make such a great snack plate, so fun to eat 🙂
Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin says
That looks absolutely delicious Kath!!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
I love quickie dips like this! Perfect for afternoon snacks. I hope you have a great afternoon!
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
Love the color of the hummus 🙂
Freya (Brit Chick Runs) says
Pea hummus! Maybe that’ll be the recipe that makes me like peas…
Have a good afternoon 🙂
Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East says
I have never tried pea hummus! Sounds delicious!
Cant wait to see those countertops!
Cait @ Beyond Bananas says
Pea Hummus- how creative. I bet it tastes just as good as it looks!
Jess (Sweet Potato) says
Pea hummus with lavendar?! That sounds so different and interesting. Pretty sure I will never be able to find lavendar buds in my area though 🙁
Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife says
That is quite the green hummus! Whoa!
Ooooh pea hummus looks divine! Must get a food processor. Gah!
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
Your hummus looks lovely Kath!! I love all the pops of colour in these photos. I’ve been adoring my food processor lately – until then, I’d been making hummus in my blender which took forever and I could never avoid the problem of getting bits stuck in the bottom. Lavender buds are something I’ve never seen before, nor have I thought to put them in recipes. Do they really affect the taste?
YES – the lavender is what makes it!
When I first looked at the picture, I thought it was guacamole made with part avocado and part peas but wow, pea hummus! That is awesome! I love how vibrant the color is! Looks tasty! 🙂
Justeen @ Blissful Baking says
The pea hummus sounds great!! I love anything I can make in my food processor 🙂
Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] says
lovin’ all the green edibles!
Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me says
I’ve been seeing peas around a lot lately. I also saw pea guacamole. I’m intrigued by it all!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table says
Such a pretty color on the hummus! And the lavendar is a fantastic idea – very spring-like.
I’ve done it before with edamame and a little wasabi – sooo good!
Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) says
Kath that hummus looks STELLAR!
I love that you used peas and not chickpeas…my body deals with peas much better than beans. haha
Love the use of lavender, too. WOW, I bet the flavor rocks!
Emma (Namaste Everyday) says
I have to try that hummus is looks so amazing! It’s very creative to process peas into a hummus, I never thought of it! And I also love anything with cilantro 🙂
J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) says
Pea hummus sounds awesome! I’ve been on such a pea kick lately after I found tons of them in the freezer. So good!!
Oh I wanted to share with you that if your hands get stained from red beets, spray them with Windex! It takes the color right out. This also works with counter tops, etc.
Or Shaklee, right!? 🙂
Yes, the Shaklee Basic-H works awesome for that! And no worries about ammonia on your skin.
Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) says
Wow I never thought of making pea hummus before. I have frozen peas and split peas so I am definitely going to make this.
Yummy hummus! I will be book marking this one! I need to try it asap. Love the nice green lunch!!
Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing says
Pea hummus…yes please. Can’t wait to see the countertops — they sound awesome!
Mary @ Bites and Bliss says
I’ve never seen that before!! it kind of looks like it’d taste like a sweet form of guac.
Baking Books says
I had no idea you could do a chick-pea-less hummus…is it still as creamy? That’s my fave part of hummus. And no oil either? Interesting. I’d need some peas though…and tahini. I have plenty of nut butter to use though!
Danielle @ weightsandmeasures says
Pea hummus!? Sounds perfect! I am actually really jazzed to see the countertops. And, what if I do like having garlic breath?
Then add garlic!
Natalia - a side of simple says
All your talk of Bodypump is really making me want to try it! Hmm..which to try first: sunflower butter or bodypump? 😉
Elizabeth, blogger for SunButter says
Gotta (respectfully!) disagree with Kath. Even though I blog for the SunButter brand of sunflower butter, I say do the bodypump first (love the barbell class at my club!). THEN do sunflower butter — great protein after a great workout. I’m kinda kidding, but sincere on this: Enjoy BOTH!
Hey Elizabeth – I do intend on getting some sunbutter when I’m out of my Trader Joe’s!
Marisa @ Loser for Life says
That IS a fantastic and healthy lunch, Kath! YUM!
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says
I love hummuses that step outside the box a little! Your photos are so vibrant today!
I saw that hummus recipe and thought about making it. I love that you added lavender!
Have you had Garden of Eatin’ chips? I am OBSESSED. We have been buying Red Hot Blues every week, and I just discovered the guac-a-mole chips yesterday – to die for!
Yes – LOVE them
[email protected] says
Niiice! so excited to see the new updates Kath. eeeeek!
Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather says
That pea hummus sounds so good! I absolutely love peas.
Mama Pea says
Oh my peas is right! And on my b-day…so sweet 🙂
OMG – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was SO in your honor!!!!!!!
Namaste Gurl says
Mmmmm, how delicious does that pea hummus look and sound. Never tried hummus made with peas!
Christine (The Raw Project) says
Gorgeous lunch! And can’t wait to see the counter tops!
pea hummus, sounds wonderful. i’d love to try this and mix in some chick peas for extra protein. yummy!
Ahh, the counters are going to be awesome! The pea hummus sounds great! I love pretty food!
Lisa (bakebikeblog) says
oooh how did the lavender make it taste? Was it subtle?
Delicious and no 🙂
How do you make every meal look and sound so delicious?! A few minutes ago I was craving some really not good for you food for dinner and then I logged on and read this post, now that not so good for me food doesn’t sound good anymore!!! Thanks 😉
I love the photo updates on your FB GH page. The oven construction makes me feel stressed just looking at it from a distance! Your store is going to be SO cute though.
When you guys get a chance for a breather – you need to drive down to Williamsburg and check out The Cheese Shop on Duke of Glouchester St. I worked there for two years in college and seriously – they have the best sandwiches in the entire world. I recommend the veggie and the proscutto & provolone. With extra House dressing on the side. Just for “research”, you know. 😉
Someday when we get a vacation 🙂
Yes, so DELICOUS!! Great place.
Alexa @ Simple Eats says
Oooh I love the idea of pea hummus! Sounds fabulous!
kaila @ healthy helper! says
I love that you guys are sparing no expense to make the bakery green/eco-friendly! That is awesome!
That is such a creative recipe, and so fresh looking, too! 😀
Sarah Mears says
You read my mind with this post. Just pulled a bag of lonely peas out of the freezer and said, “Hm, what should I do with you little green inklings?” Just whirled them away in the foodie processor. Thanks for the lightbulb switch!
Good luck with all the to dos Kath! I’m so excited for you guys- your GH is SO close to opening!! The pea hummus sounds yummy. I’ve made pea guacamole and pea pesto before, so I know I’d love this. Hooray for a great pump class! I’m still trying to kick my classes butts at 7 months preggers…I am hoping to make it until my due date 😉
Kate (What Kate is Cooking) says
I made pea hummus once, but I didn’t put any kind of fat- tahini or nut butter- in, so it wasn’t very good at all! I will definitely try this version 🙂
Claire @ The Lazy Alchemist says
Hmmm. Pea hummus. Who’da thunk? I should definitely try it out!
this pea hummus looks so good! Never heard of it, but I want it!
How fun, Mama Pea’s birthday and you had some pea hummus ; )
Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) says
Pea hummus…that sounds so good! I’ve made baby lima bean hummus before and it was superb. The key is the baby limas and just a smidgen of avocado. 😀
Alison @ Hospitality Haven says
That looks SO good! Pea hummus – what an interesting idea! 🙂
What an interesting hummus idea! I have all ingredients on hand to whipe some of that version up!
What a fantastic hummus! I just restocked my tahini stash, so might make this tonight!
Ashley @ Feeding Ashley says
recycled glass countertops? That sounds amazing.
Oooh….looks yummy! That hummus looks delicious and so verdant for spring. 🙂
Someone needs to show this to Mama Pea!
This looks really good- I would have never thought of using peas for fear of it being a little too mushy, but the consistency looks great.
lynn @ the actor's diet says
i recently made edamame hummus (edamammus) and i thoroughly enjoyed it. i bet i’d love this too.
Eat greens to stay lean! Love how green and vivacious your lunch loooks!
The hummus looks delicious and I love its colour! I´ll try it tomorrow, can´t wait for the result:)
Kelly (meatlesswithaman.blogspot.com) says
I’ve seen recipes (recipeas?) for guacamole that uses avocado + peas but haven’t tried it yet. This pea hummus looks yummy. Your title cracked me up, I love when Sarah says “oh my peas” it’s so funny!