Boy oh boy was Body Pump HARD today!! REALLY hard. And I can thank testosterone for that! I went to Chris’s class – my first male instructor. I thought I was so cool with my extra weight, but he really challenged us in the sequences and made me shake from head to toe. I couldn’t even finish some of the sets!!
I got my bike on too, which was nice. We have a really warm day here!
Home for lunch…
But I was stuck. You see, last night there was a huge camel cricket in the basement. While I very much appreciate it when Matt comes to my rescue, he is the worlds slowest bug killer. He moves in slow motion, and the cricket escaped. Under the washer. This afternoon when I went down to get some chickpeas for a hummus I was dreaming up, he was BACK! Just waiting for me. He is also HUGE!
I was stuck upstairs. Can’t do laundry. Can’t get sparkling water. Can’t get chickpeas. What to do for lunch!?
I puttered around for a few minutes and luckily Matt returned home and could bring up the peas.
I’ve been dreaming this up ever since the duck fries at Victorias! Crazy, I know. Lavender and rosemary are a match made in heaven in this lavender hummus recipe.
Lavender Crunch Hummus >>
I’m not the biggest hummus girl. Similar to why I don’t love a lot of bottle salad dressings or canned soups – store-bought hummus often has this funk taste to it. And sometimes the garlic overload is unbearable!
This lavender hummus, however, tastes as fresh as a garden! Beans provide the backbone of nutrition, lavender brings unique flavor, and pecans provide crunch!
Lavender Crunch Hummus
- 1 can garbanzo beans drained
- 1 tbsp dried lavender
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup pecans
- Mix first 5 ingredients together in food processor, saving olive oil for last minute drizzling. Pulse in pecans at end.
Hummus serving salad:
Spinach, carrots, peppers with lavender salt, honey, pecans, cherries and blue cheese. Topped with hummus!
And a size of GH Columbia High Five Fiber!
While we were gone I received this email from Karen:
2 packages at your house. Guess who came to visit? The Tig! He visited, let me pet him, did rolly-polly, then left.
Apparently she thinks his name is Tigger instead of Tiger. And she has shortened it to ‘The Tig’. Hilarious. And the new name we’re calling him. He came by for a visit!
I just finished conference call #2 out of 3 for the day. Squeezing in blog stuff inbetween 🙂