Thank you to those of you who have sent well wishes with the recent San Diego fires. Our house is fine for now, but I’m sending thoughts and prayers to everyone affected. You can see the smoke from the freeway, and it’s heartbreaking to hear of those who have had to evacuate their homes.
This morning, I have a new snack option to share. We’ve gotten into a bit of a snack rut. I’m a creature of habit, and if I wasn’t determined to switch things up for Livi’s sake (and create fun things for this little blog here), I’d probably eat the same.exact.things every single day. It would look something like: breakfast (egg burrito + coffee), snack (green smoothie), lunch (giant salad and green juice), snack (amazeballs, coffee, some kind of chocolate) and dinner (grilled chicken, sweet potato, asparagus, and wine).
Also, if you ever hear me talking about “being busy,” you can say I’m full of lies. I still have time to make my coveted almond bracelets:
and read articles such as “What does your brunch order say about you?”
I was hoping for a good one like “you walk on the wild side,” “you’re creative and energetic,” etc. Apparently my brunch order says I’m a creature of habit. Thanks for nothing, quiz 😉
Spicy Almond Dip
Anyway, I decided to change things up in the snack rotation and try a new almond-based hummus-ish recipe. At the farmer’s market last weekend, there was a creation called “Bitchin’ Sauce,” which is basically almond hummus (minus the tahini). I gave it a whirl, decided should go back to purchase some on the way out, and spaced it. Since then, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it!
It inspired me to use almonds as the base for this vegan dip, which is absolutely delicious on top of crackers or fresh veggies. It will make a bomb wrap filling too.
Let me know if you give it a try!
- -1 cup raw almonds, soaked in water overnight
- -1 cup almond milk
- -1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- pepper and cayenne to taste
- Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. Store covered in the fridge.
- Feel free to add any spices or flavor variations you enjoy!