Saturday, May 19, 2012

Christopher's Crepes with Blackberry Sauce

I am spoiled. This morning Chris asked me what I wanted for breakfast, and I said crepes! He was hoping I would want simple scrambled eggs, but since he is amazing he went to work! ( I convinced him it was just like making an omlette). Here's the recipe I gave him...

Christopher's Crepes


3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 t. salt
2 tablespoons butter melted


In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Slowly add in the milk and water, stir to combine. Add the salt and butter, and beat until smooth.
Heat a lighty buttered omlette pan over med. high heat.
Pour the batter over the pan... tilt in a circular motion until the batter has evenly coated the pan.
Cook each crepe for about 2 minutes until the bottom is light brown. flip like a pancake and cook the other side. Serve hot.

I filled mine with Greek yogurt and topped with a blackberry sauce. Chris filled his with Nutella and banannas.

Blackberry Sauce


8 oz. frozen blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 T. orange juice (lemon juice works too)
2 t. cornstarch


Place a small saucepan over medium high heat.
Add blackberries and sugar...simmer for 1-2 minutes, stirring often.
Add orange juice and cornstarch... simmer on low for about 2 minutes until you have a smooth consistancy.
Serve hot!

"Hey, where's my crepe?!"- Pookie (in his French accent.)

Spinach & Feta Hummus


Chris and I had a picnic last weekend, and I wanted to make us a special lunch, so I decieded to combine two of my favorite things with hummus. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did. Be warned... you might just end up eating this whole bowl of hummus in one sitting like we did!


16 oz. can garbanzo beans
1/4 cup water
3-5 T. lemon juice
1 1/2 T. seasame seed
2 cloves of garlic 
1/2 t. kosher salt
2 T. olive oil
3 T. feta cheese
16 oz. fresh spinach


Drain and rinse beans.
Blend first 7 ingredients in food processor. 
My theory is the more garlic the better, so I usually end up adding an extra clove (or two or three; depending on how crazy I'm feelin!) 
Add the main characters to this beautiful story, spinach & feta! (This is going to depend on your personal preferance... add more or less depending on what you like).

Grab some tortilla or pita chips and ENJOY!!