Baked Root Vegetable Fries
3 parsnips， peeled
3 large carrots， peeled
2 large beetssofa pillow covers， peeled
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons organic cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Preheat oven to 425？F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut parsnips， carrots and beets into 1/3" think strips， resembling french fries. Toss the cut vegetables in oil， cornstarch and seasonings and arrange them into a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake at 425？F for about 30 minutes， turning them once with a spatula 1/2 through cooking time， until they are golden brown and crispy. Serve right away with hummus， see below.
2 cups cooked and rinsed chickpeas
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon tahini
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 small garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
water as needed
Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth， adding water a little bit at a time if needed to loosen mixture. Serve right away or refrigerate covered for up to 1 week.
You guys are as sweet as can be.? Thanks for all the comments and love for my little babies in their costumes. I wish you guys could have been sitting down in my sewing room to see my excitement when the seams came together and the magic happened.? I’m not kidding, these little things still surprise me when they turn out.? I guess that’s why I get so excited when I see pictures of what you’re making or hear how surprised you are with your own projects and that you never thought you’d be able to make something so “complicated”.? I get it.? And I LOVE it.? So, keep ’em coming! :)
The first few months of being home with a new baby are the best. Not only do you get to spend all day snuggling and getting to know your precious little kiddo, but family and friends drop by with gifts and meals and enjoy their own baby snuggles.
We got home this week from a 3 week-long road trip (I think I may have mentioned that already, I feel like I’m starting to sound like a broken record *wink*). Now that we are home, summer has finally settled in at our house. ?Along with it has come lazy days, hot humid air, peanut butter sandwiches for lunch, and an overall feeling of laziness. If it would ever stop raining that feeling would be amplified by the smell of sunscreen and chlorine. ?Our recent rainy weather has given us an “extra” excuse to lay around the house all day (like we need more than one excuse? to do that*wink*)… ?I’m not saying that like it’s a bad thing. A little down time every once in a while is good for the soul.