Homemade Hummus with Baked Tortilla Chips

This week’s video shows on how to make your own hummus and baked tortilla chips at home, it’s my go-to snack. Delicious (and healthy) dip for Superbowl tomorrow!

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Hummus Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of Tahini Paste (Trader Joes)
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 lemon for juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Add-ins: Sriracha, Jalapeno, Cilantro, etc.

Hummus Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into food processor and blend. Gradually add olive oil until you get you desired consistency.
  2. Serve with veggies and/or chips.

Tortilla Chip Ingredients:

  • Brice Rice Tortillas
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Tortilla Chip Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut tortillas into triangles, toss in olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  3. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden brown.
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DIY Chalkboard Platter

Here is the last video from the first set of DIY entertaining tutorials – check out the many uses for a chalkboard platter. Warning: this was the very first one that we shot, so clearly I had some warming up to do! It got a little easier the second time around, I just reviewed the rough cuts of the wedding tutorials and can’t wait for you all to see them.

Materials:

Tools:

  • Paint Brush

Total cost: Under $20

Time: 20 minutes (minus drying time) 

Steps:

  1. Make sure the plate is clean and dry.
  2. Paint the inner edge of the plate. Be sure to follow the directions of the chalkboard paint you are using, The Martha Stewart chalkboard paint requires you to wait at least 1 hour before doing the second coat. 
  3. Write with the chalk to describe what you are displaying.

Various uses for the chalkboard platter:

  • Cheese Serving Plate
  • Beer (or your alcohol of choice) Tasting Platter
  • Perfume Display

Tip: 

  • Turn it into a housewarming gift by including cheese knives, a monogrammed dish towel and a chalkboard pen. I also like the idea of writing the last name of the new home owner on the bottom of the platter, for example “The Brown House Est. 2013.”

Kale Chips

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Kale Chips are my new favorite snack. They are easy to make, gluten free and healthy. I like to use the packaged Kale from Trader Joes, it is already washed and cut up! Otherwise, I pick up about 4 bunches at the farmer’s market. This snack doesn’t last more than a day in my house.

Ingredients:

  • Kale (4 bunches)
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon of  sea salt
  • Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spread out kale onto cookie sheet.
  3. Drizzle with Olive Oil.
  4. Sprinkle chopped garlic across kale.
  5. Season with sea salt.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes. Keep a close eye on the kale as it can burn easily. It’s ready when the edges start to brown.

Benefits of Kale*:

  1. Low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat
  2. High in iron
  3. High in Vitamin K
  4. Filled with powerful antioxidants
  5. Great anti-inflammatory
  6. Great for cardiovascular support
  7. High in Vitamin A
  8. High in Vitamin C
  9. High in Calcium
  10. Great detox food

*Source: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4408/Top-10-Health-Benefits-of-Eating-Kale.html