Hummus Vegetable Wraps

Usually when I make hummus, I prepare it in bulk so that it’ll last me through a few days. During that time, I like to use it in different ways so I don’t get bored. Large green leaves make for the perfect wraps. Today, I paired yesterday’s beet hummus with julienned carrots and cucumber and chopped tomato, parsley and scallions.

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No formal recipe here. Whip up a batch of the roasted beet hummus, or use any hummus for that matter:

White Bean Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

…or use a no-fuss store-bought version.

Assemble the fixin’s.

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Remove part of the stem of the green you choose (collard greens work best), which is difficult to work with, then pile and roll.

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P.S. I swear I have two hands.

Slice diagonally for a lovely presentation. Then eat.

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Enjoy as a snack, lunch or an appetizer.

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

Soy Good

This recipe brings some oomph to otherwise boring brown rice. All you need to add is some soy sauce, fresh ginger, and scallions for an Asian flair to this mealtime mainstay.

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Let’s talk about the glow.

Brown rice: is an excellent source of manganese and a good source of selenium and magnesium, provides energy due to its carbohydrate and protein content, lowers cholesterol, provides 14 percent of the daily recommended allowance of dietary fiber, reduces the risk of cancer, decreases pain from rheumatoid arthritis, reduces the risk of asthma, prevents heart disease, and lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Quick Asian Rice

by Aylin @ Glow Kitchen

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1 cup of cooked brown rice
  • 1 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of scallions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce

Instructions

Chop scallions and ginger and add to hot pan with extra virgin olive oil. They should make a sizzling sound upon touching the oil. Fry for 30 seconds before adding rice.

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Cook brown rice according to package instructions to yield 1 cup of cooked brown rice.

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Add the brown rice and 2 tbsp of soy sauce to the pan with scallions and ginger. Stir so the soy sauce is evenly distributed and mixture continues to fry for approximately 1 minute.

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And just like that, you’re done.

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Serve for one.

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Enjoy!

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin