I just got back from the Dermatologist and it was reassuring to some small degree that the spots on my face, which were not there when I was in my twenties, is a completely normal thing for people who are blue eyed, fare skinned, and in their thirties…They gist of his message was this… I am aging. Lately, I have been thinking a lot about my mom. Especially during the days when I was young, did she feel the way I feel now? I used to think she knew all the answers and was untouchable by people who were mean. She came across, to me, as fearless, well, fearless regarding people, the thing I was most fearful of when I was young. Now, I look at myself in the mirror, with my lines and spots and my favorite lipstick, and in my head I am the same me. I feel as though I haven’t aged. I am 11, I am 15, I am 20, but I am really in my thirties. I don’t know all the answers. I am not untouchable, and yes, I still have a slight fear of people, so hide under the label of shy, however, my mom paved a way for me to be a mother to my kids. She exhibited a confidence that made me safe. I pray that I will do the same for my own children.
After seeing Dr. Dermatologist, I made Hummus, from Oh She Glows. It is a great snack and I ended up just eating it as my lunch. I added a wee bit more of lemon juice and one spoonful more of Tahini with a dash more of salt. Costco has these amazing cracker tortilla chips made by Food Should Taste Good. They work really well with the spread, as well as peppers and carrots.
Oh She Glows Hummus
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas, liquid reserved and set aside
- 1 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/3 Cup tahini
- 7-8 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp reserved chickpea liquid (or water)
- 4-8 drops of Tabasco or hot sauce, to taste
- Olive oil, for drizzling
- Paprika, for garnish
How To Play:
Place all ingredients into a food processor (except the salt) and process until the hummus is coarsely pureed. Now add in salt gradually, stopping to taste as you go. Scoop into a bowl and drizzle with a good quality olive oil and garnish with paprika. Makes about 2 cups and lasts for about 4-5 days in the fridge in a sealed container.