August 18, 2008
Sorry for the bad photo, btw. I'm no photographer. Anyway. It's that time of year I guess – when everyone is like, holy crap it's the end of August, we better go get a tan and have a party before summer is over! So off to the store for the usual: Salsa and chips. Hummus and pita bread. Potato chips, soda and beer.
Here's an easy recipe that says "I care enough to bring something homemade" and "You'll never know it's so healthy and that makes me giggle to myself"
Red Lentil Walnut Paté from Jessica Porter's The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics is a really good idea: mixing cooked lentils with onions, sea vegetables, nuts, oil, vinegar and seasonings in a food processor to create your own healthy dip. I served with Rosemary Garlic Toasts:
Rosemary Garlic Toasts
I made this one up myself!
Loaf of whole wheat bread, cut into thin slices
4 cloves garlic
2 Tbl. sea salt
2 Tbl. fresh or dried rosemary
1/3 cup olive oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In bowl, mix bread, salt, rosemary and olive oil with your hands to distribute as evenly as possible. Spread ingredients on large baking sheet and be sure to sprinkle the extra garlic, salt and rosemary on top of the bread. Bake for 10-20 minutes until golden.