Merry Christmas!

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This Merry Christmas post is a day late… why? Because weather made us fly home a day early and I didn’t have time to write yesterday :( But oh well at least we made it home!I hope you and your family had a great Christmas and that you have time for the three important R’s of life.

Rest

Run

Recipe Testing

tree2 Peter and I celebrated our Christmas Friday night with a nice dinner at Rockefeller Center and opened our presents to each other. Three Christmas’s together <3.

Notice Peters excellent wrapping above. What can it be? He and my mom went in together to get me a Vitamix!!!!! The Vitamix will keep me busy for at least three months testing out new recipes. Thank you soooo much!

Since we came back a day early I am using today to whip up a few different dishes!

First up tortilla soup. I love making this soup from the recipe I borrowed from Peters mom. This time I steamed some chicken and pulled it to make it more friendly for my meat loving boyfriend. But it’s perfectly tasty without it!

tort soup

I also used my new handy dandy Vitamix to make my first batch of homemade hummus!

hummus

Hummus: Recipe by Vitamix Cookbook

1 Can Garbanzo Beans (Half Drained)

1/8th Cup Tahini Sauce

1/8th Cup Lemon Juice

1/4 Teaspoon salt

1/2 Garlic Clove

1 Teaspoon Olive Oil

1/2 Teaspoon Cumin

1/8th Cup Water

Directions: Add all ingredients to your blender or food processor and blend until you get a smooth consistency.

Making this with my new Vitamix was a breeze. I love the pre-set settings. Did you get a new cool cooking tools for christmas?

I wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas!

 

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About rebacox

Pseudo athlete and vegan, learning to love all the imperfections in life. Follow me in my journey, training for races (a half marathon in all 50 states to be exact) and my adventures in the kitchen!
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