Veggie Tofu Tikka Masala

I love Indian food and my all-time favorite Indian dish of all time is Chicken Tikka Masala! The place that makes it the best is New Delhi restaurant in University City. It is extremely delicious! Now, that I moved to Old City, I miss having easy access to that place. Chicken Tikka Masala is probably not a healthy eat, but I have a craving for Indian food! I am determined to make a Healthy Vegetarian Indian Recipe! I wanted to try to create a Healthy Vegetarian Indian Recipe version of Chicken Tikka Masala to fill this void and satisfy my craving.  This Healthy Vegetarian Indian Recipe came out great – it is an amazing flavor explosion and fulfills this craving! I will be making this again for sure and will also attempt different versions of this Healthy Vegetarian Indian Recipe in the future! read more

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Caramelized Onion Hummus

Caramelized Onion Hummus
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour

Caramelized Onion Hummus | Healthy Eats by Jennie

I love making different variations of Hummus! I also really love caramelized onions! I thought it would be a great idea to put them both together for a delicious Hummus treat! Turned out that I was right – this is amazing! This Hummus tastes great with grilled pita bread.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large red onions coarsely chopped
  • 2 T olive oil
  • ½ teas salt
  • ½ teas black pepper
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 15.5 oz can of chick peas drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 1 cup of water
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 T olive oil

Directions:

  1. On medium-high heat in frying pan, sauté olive oil, onions, salt and pepper for 5 minutes (make sure you stir so the onions don’t burn).
  2. Reduce to medium and sauté for 10 more minutes (stirring occasionally – every few minutes).
  3. Add wine and reduce for 5 minutes (stirring occasionally).
  4. Reduce to low and let it continue to caramelize for 30 minutes (stirring occasionally).
  5. When onions are done, then add the onions and all ingredients to blender or food processor. (Vitamix makes the perfect Hummus!)

Notes:

I find that Hummus is best served at room temperature. After you keep it in the refrigerator for a while, take hour about a half hour before you want to eat it. Or if you can wait that long, you can pop it in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds.

Caramelized Onion Hummus

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Italian White Bean Hummus

Italian White Bean Hummus
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: N/A

Italian White Bean Hummus – Hummus Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

This Hummus Recipe is an Italian twist on the classic Hummus Recipe! This Hummus Recipe tastes great with Fresh Italian Bread (mine was from my favorite Italian bakery – Aversa’s in Brigantine, NJ). I also had some fresh parsley and oregano that I used in this recipe, that came right from my sister Becky’s garden in Brigantine! This recipe makes a lot, so you can use this Hummus Recipe to make for a crowd! Or this can be great to include on a Meatless Monday to use throughout the week for snacks, sandwiches, wraps and lunches throughout the week! If you have a Vitamix – I would say definitely use it to make this recipe – it is absolutely perfect for making Hummus!

Ingredients:

  • 1 15.5 oz. can of garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 15.5 oz. can of great northern beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 teas fresh parsley
  • 1 teas fresh oregano
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 3 T tahini
  • ¼ teas black pepper
  • ¼ teas crushed red peppers
  • ½ teas salt
  • ¾ cup water

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor (I recommend the Vitamix).
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy
  3. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with olive oil, parsley and crushed red peppers (if desired).
  4. Serve with bread, pita chips, veggies, crackers, etc., or use in a sandwich or wrap.

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