The first two dishes I made were a vegetable smoothie and Gary Rhodes' sweet pea hummus.
This is a drink I concocted a few days ago, in an attempt to prepare broccoli (which I hate) in a form I might enjoy.
*small handful of celery
*small handful of spinach
*piece of broccoli
*three ounces spicy V8 juice
*tablespoon of lemon juice
*a few ice cubes
This was my original recipe from the first day. The second day, I added spirulina. The third day (just now) I also added a few cashews and a radish. Up until the radish, it's all good. Maybe half a radish, next time. I didn't realize how it would overpower the celery and everything else.
It's very green. And it's good, in the way that a Bloody Mary is good.
Gary Rhodes' sweet pea hummus:
I love peas, and I'd never thought to prepare them this way. I didn't make this exactly according to the recipe, because I like hummus my own way, and I wanted a smaller quantity than this recipe makes.
I used a higher ratio of chickpeas to sweet peas (or as I would call them, regular peas); I'd guess 200g of peas to 100g of chickpeas. I skipped the sugar. I used two cloves of garlic. I also added a small bag of cashews and a dollop of Marmite (in place of the salt).
It's also very green. And it's SO good.
I'm going to enjoy cooking this week.