I can't believe it's been nearly eight months since my last post. Well, actually I can. It has been a long and trying last 10-12 months in our home. I found out I was pregnant with our second baby one year ago in March. The onset of severe morning sickness was immediate just as it had been with my first pregnancy.
As you now know I haven't been blogging the last couple of months due to extreme morning sickness, but am hopeful I'm on the mend. I was a bit surprised by how much I missed sharing my passion with you all. It's hard not being able to do something you truly enjoy because you physically aren't feeling up to it. Fingers crossed that I'll be able to get back into a normal routine of blogging again now that I'm about 14 weeks.
Ok. Moving on to the important stuff: this green hummus recipe! I've been meaning to share this recipe with you all for months now and am so excited I'm finally getting around to it!
If you saw me working out at the gym there is a 95% chance you'd see me performing a variety of compound exercises in a circuit style with little to no rest in between exercises. One reason is that my free time is very limited these days with a busy toddler running around, work engagements, house duties, etc. The main reason, however, is that I'm keenly aware of just how beneficial these exercises are for my physical fitness. Before we delve into the "why you should be doing this", lets pause to understand exactly what a compound exercise is.
Turmeric has been touted as one of the world's healthiest foods and has been used for ages as a powerful anti-inflammatory in Chinese and Indian medicine. It is easily recognizable due to its bright yellow color (similar to that of saffron) and as a result, is often used as a textile dye. It has a very unique taste and aroma: peppery, warm and bitter while slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. Additionally, it is a great source of manganese and iron (hello pregnant and new mommies). Only recently has it started to receive more attention in Western cultures for its healing powers. Have you noticed those pricey turmeric juices springing up in Whole Foods and other natural foods stores?