Easy, Quick and Cheap Bean Dip!

I made this during todays third snow day of the year. I just used white beans I already had in the house, it was so easy and pretty tasty. It tastes healthy, and I like the texture better than hummus, less chunky. 

  • 1 15-ounce can of canellini beans (rinse them well and pat dry before using)
  • 1 small garlic clove (you can use a little more or a little less depending on your preference)
  • The juice from about half a lemon ( I cheated with lemon juice from a bottle)
  • A little more than 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste

Throw everything into food processor and blend until its smooth! So tasty! 

I ate it with everything I had, I tried it with pretzels, carrots, bagged pita chips and even pita chips I made from home. 

TO make pita chips from home, Spread thin layer of butter over pita bread, (flat like a wrap) and sprinkle some garlic powder. Throw in toaster until pita begins to bubble and become light brown. 

There are so many things you can do with this dip. Put chunks of anything over it. Shrimp, garlic, make it greek with chopped cucumbers, feta and tomatoes. Mix in some pesto or some arugula. 

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Crepes between Friends

Whilst visiting my best friend Narragansett Rhode Island, I decided that in the morning we should try making crepes for breakfast. I’ve seen them make them on the today show so how hard could they be

Heres the recipe I used:

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter

What I did was mix all of these items a blender, because you want the batter to be nice and thin and airy. Sometimes I use whole milk and sometimes I use skim, just depends on my mood but I really don’t ever notice a difference.

Pour a very small amount of batter just enough to coat the pan, usually two tablespoons on a pan that is heating at medium heat.  Pan is prepped with oil and or a bit of butter.

Cook until light brown, I like to flip several times because it helps get those beautiful air bubbles.  This recipe can make quite a few crepes, maybe enough to feed a family of four.

I add chopped strawberries and home made whipped cream.

My Favorite is Lemonade Crepes. Young girl I babysit taught me the recipe to lemonade crepes and they are a light delicioustreat. Juice one lemon, and add two tablespoons of sugar, take this mixture and spread it over a fresh tasty crepe, you wont regret it!

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