I had a conversation last week that really has me thinking about comparisons. Comparing ourselves to others, comparing our current selves to our past or future selves, comparing our friends with one another, etc. This all started when a client compared how I currently spend my time devoted to food now as a married woman without children versus how I would spend my time (or lack thereof) if I were to have a child in the future.
I was raised in a household with two parents who loved to cook, but they both had full-time jobs, so during the week we ate dinners that were quick and easy to throw together and on the weekend they had more time to play in the kitchen. I have a very busy life myself and my week’s closely reflect the same type of time that my parents had to devout to preparing meals. The hope is that I will be able to do the same if and when I have a family because I make sure that eating healthy is a priority in my life. If you develop healthy eating habits and routines it will become an automatic practice in your life no matter how much time you have.
This recipe is an example of needing to get something on the table during the week when I am busy. Lucky for me I had all of these ingredients but the bread, and lucky for me I was at Harmon’s when my friend Moudi gave me the idea for this dinner. Some of the best dinners are quick and easy to throw together with a little help from your friends. Do what feels best to you, no need to compare. Enjoy!
Hummus Bruschetta serves 2
Harmon’s Sourdough Bread, sliced and toasted (4 slices)
Laziz Hummus (Harmon’s, Liberty Heights Fresh)
1 onion, sautéed slowly in a little ghee until caramelized, season with salt and pepper
2 handfuls arugula, I throw this in with the onions at the end and the residual heat wilt them
Sunbridge Sunflower Sprouts (Whole Foods, Good Earth)
sliced avocado (optional)
your favorite balsamic vinegar, we have some we brought back from Italy that is thick and syrupy
1. Slather the toasted bread with hummus, lay avocado slices (if using) on top of hummus
2. Divide the onion and arugula mixture among the hummus slathered bread
3. Top with sunflower sprouts and drizzle with balsamic vinegar
What we think is just as important as what we eat- Food for Thought
1. Be impeccable with you word, 2. Don’t take anything personally, 3. Don’t make assumptions, 4. Always do your best (Thank you Don Miguel Ruiz)
“Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy” Theodore Roosevelt (Thank you Joslyn for posting this, Billy and I loved it)