How to: Pita Chips

I am pretty sure that I could not live without hummus. Basically, on average, I consume a lot more than is considered to be normal of carrots, celery and pita chips as a result of my hummus addiction. Since one cannot “make” carrots or celery, I figured it would be fun to make pita chips.

Step 1: Get Pita Chips and Garlic

Step 2: Cut Garlic and Pita Bread

Step 3: Toss Pita With Olive Oil,
Salt, Pepper, Garlic and Other Spices

Step 4: Place On Baking Sheet and Bake
For 15-20 Minutes at 425 Degrees
Step 5: Dip in Hummus and Enjoy! 

These are quite simple and take little time to make. Plus, I think they taste better than pita chips from the bag. My suggestion is to dip them in sun dried tomato hummus.



How To: Guacamole

I have a newfound love: guacamole. Oddly enough, I used to detest avocados and it wasn’t until a few months ago that I decided to give them another shot. I am not quite sure what changed, but I developed a very sudden liking for them. After sampling a few different types from restaurants (freshly made) versus grocery stores (very preservative friendly), I decided that I wanted to make my own because I liked the freshly made kinds much better.

As taught to me by one of my best friends, I have provided some easy instructions on how to make guacamole:

Step 1: Cut Avocado in Half

Step 2: Cut Slices in Desired Thickness

Step 3: Scoop Out With a Spoon

Step 4: Strike Pit With Knife and Twist to Remove

Step 5: Mash With Spoon and Add Desired
Amount of Lemon Juice; Season
With Salt, Pepper and/or Garlic

This is a very simple recipe for guacamole. But, this tastes so much fresher than the store bought kind. Next time, I would like to experiment with adding salsa, jalapeño or peppers.

What other ingredients do you use in your homemade guacamole?