Saturday, March 13, 2010


I ran 1.2 miles today! I didn't do it all at once (that will be in 2 weeks! Ack!) but I did it in 20 minutes! Our running group is doing so great. I am thankful to all the ladies that are encouraging me and sticking to this. It is hard but I sure do feel good about it when I am done.

We are doing the Couch to 5K program and will run the Garden of the Gods 5k on May 1. Anyone who wants to register with us needs to let me know!

Before I ran I made my hummus:

  • 2 cans garbonzo beans - drained (save juices)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons of tahini
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch of cumin
  • paprika - 2 dashes

It is creamiest in the blender, but it takes more time and effort in the blender so I usually do it in the food processor.

Process 1 can of beans with garlic and olive oil until smooth. Add the read of ingredients and process until smooth. If the hummus is too thick, add the reserved juice 1 tablespoon at a time until you get your desired consistency. Serve with veggies, toasted pita bread, crackers, filling in a sandwich, and as a side with salad. Filling and delicious!


Linda said...

Do you remember when I used to run for 30-45 min. every morning before breakfast? Gosh I was thin. And to think I did it w/out hummus.
what I was missing. yum.

Sally said...


That is GREAT! Doesn't it feel good to have that running accomplished? I am so glad you have a good running club to do it with.

I want to move by you and join your running club and eat hummus with you.