Food Foto: Alterna-lunch
I haven't had to pack a work or clinical shift lunch since last August. While that's generally a glorious piece of fortune, it doesn't mean that lunch at home is always exciting, either. Especially if I've cooked breakfast and will be cooking dinner in a handful of hours. So occasionally, I'll throw together a nice selection of various items around the kitchen, with little preparation, that does not involve two slices of bread.
While homemade hummus is delicious, the next best thing is doctored plain hummus - my local grocery store sells a can of literally just pureed garbanzos, nothing added, for about 99 cents. I add a couple teaspoons of sesame tahini, olive oil, pepper, lemon juice, and garlic powder. The chips you see were originally soft corn tortillas who got bent in half under something in the My-First-Refrigerator. Brushed with olive oil, cut into pieces, sprinkled with garlic powder (I told you, I love garlic), rosemary, and ground flax, and baked. Accompanied by raw almonds, roma tomato slices, celery sticks, and some cheese for a lunch with tons of flavor, fiber, healthy fat, vitamins, and with zero added sugar.