As much as I love spending hours in the kitchen creating new recipes, some days’ time is just not on my side, especially on weeknights. In my family we all work during the week that means that by the time we get home it’s about 5pm and no one wants to wait around for hours until dinner is ready. For that reason, I think that it is very important to prepare your weekly menu in advance. That means doing your groceries over the weekend and prepping what you can to make your life easier for the week to come. If you want to enjoy good meals but also stay healthy, meal prepping is a great way of doing so. This recipe was created with that in mind. There is nothing better than coming home to prepped food that you just need to throw in the oven and eat. The work for this one is all done the night before. This easy roasted balsamic chicken drumsticks and veggie dinner is simple, delicious and quite quick to make. This is my healthy version of “fast food”. Oh and trust me this meal is packed full of flavor.
I will be honest with you, this was my first go at making hummus. I had always wanted to try making some since I love hummus but never actually took the time to do so until this week. Knowing that the base ingredients were chickpeas and tahini, which I had on hand, I decided to give it a whirl. I threw a couple ingredients into my food processor and tasted as I went until I had the perfect balance of flavours. I made this cilantro hummus and it ended up tasting amazing. Seriously though, you should try it, it’s very easy and so much better than store bought. Everyone in my family loved it. You could leave out the cilantro as I know people have a love hate relationship with cilantro but trust me when I say the cilantro is delicious in this hummus. You will need a food processor to make this but that’s it. It’s super simple. You throw everything into the food processor and let it do its thing. It a fresh and healthy appetizer which is perfect for this time of year. As delicious as holiday food is, sometimes it’s nice to have a lighter option on your holiday spread. I hope you enjoy this cilantro hummus recipe.