Friday, December 28, 2012


So today I discovered I'm slightly addicted to Arizona Arnold Palmer's Half & Half Iced Tea Lemonade. Now normally I detest iced tea with a capital D, but this time I made an exception since there was lemonade involved.
 I've determined it can only be drunk from a goblet because it reminds me of the Goblet of Fire (or what my mind thinks a goblet of fire looks like) from Harry Potter. I've read all the Harry Potter books and honestly believed I'd get an admissions letter when I was 11. Turns out I'm a muggle.
 And yes, I thought all of this while drinking my iced tea lemonade. I don't know why.
 Ask my brain.

On a random note, my cat apparently has appointed himself the hunter of the house. He spends his days hunting food crumbs and taking pleasure in stabbing them with his paws in addition to eating, drinking and sleeping his days away.
 Tough life.

Hunting until I took a picture and he decided to glare at me. 
(please excuse the cracked, dirty floors..someday they'll get washed)

A few weeks ago I was at Whole Foods (the closest to my house is 40 minutes away, so I go twice a year because I can't bring myself to drive that far) and discovered the new love of my life (it changes every week or so..I KNOW, I KNOW, I fall in and out of love too easily these days...) :

This, my friends is PB Crave: Cookie Nookie Peanut Butter, AKA, the love of my life (for a week). Imagine a reese's peanut butter cup smashed up into a butter form. Oh my. Cookie Nookie just makes you want to curl up on a couch and hug this jar, doesn't it? No? Just me? Right then...

I made sure to stock up on this, so I have enough jars to last me until...mmm... February?


WELL. WELL. WELL. WELL. (Did you know that if you stare at a word to long, it starts to look weird?) 

Tonight I decided to make hummus. Peanut butter hummus to be specific. Cookie Nookie Peanut Butter hummus if you want to be really specific. 

Mmm. mmm. MMMMMM. It's good. It' really good. Like.....GOOD. If you don't have the famous PB CRAVE COOKIE NOOKIE PEANUT BUTTER, that's okay. Really. It's going to be all right. Deep breaths.  Now here's what you do; 

- Take regular generic peanut butter (if you're a texture-ish person, get some crunchy peanut butter)
- Take chocolate chips. Melt chocolate chips. Pour chocolate chips into peanut butter. STIR TOGETHER.
-Voila. There you go. You can even take once step further and throw some whole chocolate chips into the mix. Be a rebel. 

So, here's what you do for the hummus:


Get out your food processor. Pour rinsed & drained a 15 oz. can of chickpeas, 2 tbs. milk (I used vanilla soy milk), about a teaspoon of vanilla, 3 TBS OF THE COOKIE NOOKIE PEANUT BUTTER (key ingredient here, people), and 1/4 cup sweetener of choice (I used sugar free maple syrup). Next, process. Process until mixture is smooth and chunk-free (because, really, who wants a big chunk of pea? No thanks, I'm good.). 

Then, if you want , add a sprinkle of cinnamon for a kick. But only if you want.

Dump into a cereal bowl (for optimal eating) and top with chocolate chips or raisins. I love to eat it with pretzel sticks, maybe some apple slices, on top of cereal..YUM. :)

NOTE: I WOULD HIGHLY ADVISE YOU TO NOT, I REPEAT NOT EAT THE WHOLE DIP IN ONE SITTING. Now, normal, rational people probably would not, but I just thought you should all be warned.

 Because, let's all be honest here;
 the majority of us are not normal, rational people.



  1. This hummus sounds so different and unique! Yum!

    1. Thank you! It really is tasty (in a completely sweet and non-savory way). :)