Sunday, February 8, 2009

Unexpected

I was thrilled when I heard the forecast for the weekend, since it meant a run outside! I can deal with the 37mph wind gusts when it's 48degrees in Boston. In February :) (Talk about unexpected!) The most annoying part was stopping all the time to walk around the huge lakes--err, puddles-- from the melting snow. Not that I'm complaining, it really was a fabulous day!

For last weekend's fun, I set out to make some Red Lentil & Sweet Potato Hummus, using this recipe. Sounds good, right? Well... I ended up with soup. If I hadn't been doing 5 things at once (ok, maybe only 3), I probably could've salvaged a hummus-like consistency. It took me 3 times of re-reading the recipe to realize that I used 1/3 the amount of lentils. Oops! That extra cup of lentils probably would've done a good job of absorbing all that liquid! Anyways, my unexpected soup was actually quite tasty, and I had it with some leftover Caramelized Fennel Flatbread, crisped up in the toaster oven. Fabulous!!



I also used some really ripe naners to make some Banana Biscotti, I hope they are enjoyed :)

36 comments:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Soup or hummus... looks good either way!

VeggieGirl said...

Oh, I know - the weather was definitely uncharacteristically pleasant today!! Hope the trend continues :-)

Nice save with the soupy hummus!!

glidingcalm said...

haha! ya i loveeed the warmer weather!!!!

your food is aways soooo gorgeous!!

and hey, i guess now maybe you can get rid of the falling snow on your pictures? maybe spring will come early?!

thecleanveggie said...

banana biscotti sounds really good :)

Alisa (@ GoDairyFree.org) said...

I'm getting shivers just thinking about running in temps that cold! I am glad it was a "warm" one for you though! It must be nice to get outside after so much freezing weather.

Krista said...

Sometimes "mistakes" turn into the best recipes!! :)

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Your hummus...soup...whatever looks so good. I bet it was a big hit...and that biscotti? I don't even need to taste it to know it's delish - it looks that good!

Meg said...

What great biscotti!

Anna said...

it sounds like it was beautiful and warm all across the east coast today! loves it.

Abby said...

The weather is fabulous here, too. It's making me yearn for summer, though!

That biscotti sounds and looks wonderful.

Maggie said...

Looks like yummy "soup"! I like the sweet potato idea :) Thank goodness for good weather... I love how happy everyone gets!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

banana biscotti!!! How you came with that genius idea!! :D

Esi said...

48 degrees is warm??? That's super deluxe cold where I'm from. That soup/hummus sounds good!

Laurie said...

Banana biscotti sounds delightful! And your soup looks like an unexpected pleasure.

I just made cauliflower pasta sauce last week for the first time. Loved it!

eatingbender said...

I am totally with you on the wind + warm weather. I can take 100mph gusts if it's warm! Well, that may be a slight exaggeration ;o)

Mm...I'm just catching up on everything Tri to Cook and that fennel flatbread looks AH-mazing!

I want some biscotti! I have never tried making it before and I know I'd love it with coffee. Fo sho!! I love that we have this little inside joke now ;o) Fo sho. Haha, too much?

5 Star Foodie said...

Those banana biscotti look really delicious!

wholefoodswholeme said...

ahh i'm so jealous of your weather, it is beyond horrible in london - wet, grey, cold, it couldn't be worse :( your pictures cheer me up though - the biscotti especially!!

Erica said...

So glad you got to run outside! So much better than the treadmill. I want to make that banana biscotti! Looks amazing

Jen (Running with Food) said...

Even down here the weather was great. I loved it!

Your hummus turned soup sounds great.

Rachel said...

Soup sounds yummy.

Glad you were able to run outside. It's pouring here today and have plans to workout in the garage, thank God.

I roasted the brussel sprouts w/o.oil and they were ok. Bet they'd be good with a little soy sauce though. My family rejected without even one bite!!

Maria said...

Glad you got outside for a run, it is still too cold in Utah!!
The biscotti looks fantastic!!

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

no fair- it snowed this morning here :(

mmm hummus soup

Kelly Turner
www.everygymsnightmare.com

Dawn said...

How wonderful! Banana biscotti! Now that's flavor. Some biscotti is so under-flavored you know? I bet this is not.
Yeah, we had an awesome day outside on sunday; it felt good.

Reeni♥ said...

I'm glad you salvaged your hummus and were able to eat it! Banana biscotti look scrumptious!

Danielle said...

Enjoy the warmth for me girlie! Please :)

Victoria said...

That soup looks like a really delicious accident!

Jess said...

Ooh maybe I should try that with the red lentils in my pantry.

luckytastebuds said...

hi!! I love making low-cal treats too just like you...and I'm a biiig sucker for biscotti. :P I've never heard of banana ones, but yours look so delicious I really want to try them!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

I'm glad it worked out! I love the combo of red lentil and sweet potatoes.

Tyler said...

banana biscotti sounds awesome!! its like banana bread that is easier to dip in coffee :)

loveofoats.com said...

sorry your hummus turned to soup but it looks and sounds delish!

Annie said...

It was great running weather! I remember those days :D

Everything looks and sounds delicious, especially that carmelized fennel flatbread. Going to check it out right now :)

Sagan said...

Am going nuts over that biscotti- sounds fantastic!

MacDuff said...

Nice! Love the biscotti. And I've been playing around with lentils a lot recently, too. Will have to try this out!

Loved that higher Boston temp, too, but didn't get my run outside. SOON.

seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) said...

My parents loooveee Biscottis!

hk said...

OMG!! I am the PROUD receiver of these biscotti-
DELISH!! I died and went to heaven eating these babies!! I had one on its own to savor the flavor, and just recently I crumbled one small one on top of some plain FF greek yogurt. Perfecttion, these are seriously amazing!

Full of flavor, perfect crunch, and the just perfect amount of chocolate drizzle to accentuate the spice :)

I'M AN ADDICT ALREADY! hooray for the recipe :)

thanks secret cupid!!

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