Monday, January 30, 2017

Buffalo Chickpea & Tahini Pizza

So I tried this recipe the other day and while it was tasty I wanted more texture.  So I changed it into a pizza and adjusted a few things and it is delicious!


Pizza Crust (homemade or store-bought)
Tahini Pizza Sauce (ingredients, recipe below)
Kale, Spinach or Arugula             
Buffalo Chickpeas (ingredients, recipe below)
2 tbsp. chopped peanuts
¼ cup chopped red onion
½ cup quartered grape tomatoes
Mozzarella Cheese (to taste)
Parmesan Cheese (to taste)
Buffalo Sauce (to taste)


Roll out pizza dough. Top with a little bit of mozzarella and then the tahini sauce (leaving a little to drizzle on the top). Lay the kale, spinach or arugula over the tahini sauce. Then add the chickpeas, chopped peanuts, red onions and cherry tomatoes.  Layer on more mozzarella and some Parmesan cheese. Drizzle the top with the reserved tahini sauce and more buffalo sauce.

Bake according to pizza dough recipe or package instructions.

Tahini Pizza Sauce:
¾ cup tahini
4 tbsp. maple syrup
4 tbsp. lemon juice
Hot water to thin

Add hummus, maple syrup, and lemon juice to a mixing bowl and whisking to combine. Add hot water until thick but spreadable.

Buffalo Chickpeas:
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed, drained and dried
1 tbsp. olive oil
3 tbsp. hot sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
pinch sea salt

Heat the oven to 400.

Add drained, dried chickpeas to a mixing bowl. Add olive oil, 3 tbsp. hot sauce, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt - toss to combine/coat.

Heat a cast-iron or oven-safe skillet over medium heat.  Once hot, add chickpeas and saute for 3-5 minutes. Then move the pan to the oven and bake 5-10 minutes until the beans are really dried out, longer if you want them crunchy, but watch carefully.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Lot's of Birthday's Again

My Mom's Birthday Card:

My  Sister In-Law's Birthday Card:

And my little brother's:
This is "Calvin and Hobbes" of course

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

My Big Brother's Birthday (this year)

My Brother is soon to graduate chiropractic school and has had several patients under Chiropractor supervision in the process of school, I'm one of them and he is wonderful!  Anyway, he told me recently that all of his patients had neck problems so  I thought this cartoon was hilarious and made a card out of it for him.

My Parent's 46th Anniversary

This is the card I made for them this year as they were going to the beach to celebrate their awesome 46 years together.

And we gave them money for their trip as a gift so I made a sort of envelope with this card to hold their money.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

My Dad's Birthday This Year

My Dad has decided to finish up 2 books he started working on years ago.  I'm very excited for him so I made him this card this year.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ryleigh's 6th Birthday!

I can't believe she is 6 already! She is an aspiring veterinarian so I tried to stay with an animal-ish theme in her gift this year. I gave her this card and the following stuff.

a very fun personalized book,

a"coloring" book customized with animal pictures like this (and of our family) that were inserted into divider sleeves so she could color with dry erase markers then wipe off an color again. I got the idea here,

Father's Day 2016

My Dad doesn't like cilantro or ketchup, which both I love.  But he loves cube steak and black coffee which I hate:) This is the card I made him this year.