In the middle of our busy week, Kay had her palate spreader removed (she can now talk normal again) and her braces went on. So for a couple days she was back on a smooshy food diet. She is still having some pain but has done a pretty good job of dealing with it.
This sandwich is based on a recipe from a cooking magazine. I changed it quite a bit though based on what we like and what we had in the fridge. Kay had to disassemble hers in order to eat it but she said "This is actually pretty good". Shocking!
Vegetable Pita with Pesto Hummus
2 garlic cloves
1 1/2 cups fresh basil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup prepared hummus
In a small food processor, chop the garlic and basil. Add the oil and blend. Add the hummus and blend until smooth.
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup chopped cucumbers
1 cup orange bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Stir all ingredients together in a bowl.
Warm a pita in the oven for a couple minutes. Spread the inside with the spread. Fill with the salad. Eat.
Kay: I didn't think I would like this but it was really good. I went back for seconds.
Mom (Dana): This time I used a store bought hummus. I have a recipe for a really good hummus but I think the store bought blends a little better with the pesto for this recipe.