A friend of mine from the cretaceous period (aka High School) recently got back in touch with me (thank you, Facebook!) and asked me for my top five no-fuss recipes. Lately, I’ve been so busy testing Happy Herbivore recipes and coming up with new ones of my own, so I really had to stop and think!
Incidentally, I feel myself coming down with some kind of bug right now, so tonight I abandoned my recipe-testing plans in favor of one such no-fuss meal formula that has yet to fail me: the tortizza. I made sure to include this in my recommendations to my friend because it takes five minutes and is really reliable. You can see previous incarnations here and here.
Tonight, however, I used a new (to me) topping combo, having neither tomato sauce nor cheese (or even “cheese”) in the house.
Turns out this was both one of the tastiest and laziest topping mixtures I’ve combined yet! Proceed as follows:
- Preheat oven to broil.
- Place one Rudi’s whole spelt tortilla on a cookie sheet (my tortizza crust of choice, always!)
- Blob two-ish generous dollops of Sabra classic hummus upon said tortilla and spread to within 1/2 inch of the tortilla’s edge.
- Lick spoon.
- Broil for 5 minutes, then slice and serve alongside a tasty side of leafy greens.
- Don’t tell anyone you used the same spoon in both the hummus and sauteed veggies. <-- Oops.
Along with the generous bounty provided me by the Great Sabra Incident of ‘09 (yeah, nearly a year ago), I scored a coupon for $1.00 off any Sabra product. Said coupon was set to expire on December 31, so I cashed it in for something very much NOT hummus, thankyouverymuch, and I’m so glad I did! The sauteed “vegetables” consist predominantly of eggplant, so we know that that makes me a happy camper.
Also happy news is the fact that tonight’s hummus was scooped from the final remaining container from aforementioned incident! My freezer breathes a deep, icy sigh of relief at being freed from the duty of harboring refugee hummuses.
Being that I’ve eaten, done the dishes and blogged by 7:30pm, I’m thinking my immune system (and good night’s sleep) will thank me for keeping Rudi’s tortillas in the freezer for such nights as tonight, when I’m just not feeling my best and need a quick, yet healthy and homemade dinner.
What’s your standby recipe for times when you're low on energy and groceries?