Kira’s Buffalo Wing Hummus. Vegan. Gluten Free.

KIra's Buffalo Wing Sauce.  Vegan.  Gluten Free.
KIra’s Buffalo Wing Sauce. Vegan. Gluten Free.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  Are you hosting a party?  Attending a party?  Or is it an low key party with family at your house?   We’re the latter.  I think my daughter’s boyfriend is coming over but other than that… I probably won’t make the whole game.  More on that later.

Today I made a big batch of vegan chili to simmer all day.  My youngest, Kira, wanted to make my father and husband a snack as a thank you for all of the hard work in her room this weekend.  I’ll spare you the details on that.  She came up with a buffalo wing hummus and it turned it out great!  I normally don’t post on Sunday but I had to get this one up in honor of the the national holiday of Super Bowl Sunday.

Super easy and fast to make and you control the heat.  Perfect Super Bowl, healthy dish that packs that reminiscent flavor of wings.  Happy Sunday!Ingredients:

1 – 14 ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon of ground cumin
2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne
Pinch salt
4 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of tahini (or peanut butter if you don’t have it)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 – 3 tablespoons of olive oil
Sriracha hot sauce

Directions:

Add all of the ingredients through the lemon juice and puree until creamy. Through the spout, drizzle the olive oil until creamy.  I then add the Sriracha sauce until I achieve the spiciness that I desire. Adjust your spices as needed.  Refrigerate until needed. Serve with chips, veggies or crackers.  Enjoy!  Also makes a great sandwich spread!

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Alright… Saturday ended the month of January.  I ran 5  as a progressive run to finish out the month.  Here’s the recap:

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Then I remembered today on my run that I had forgotten to clear out 2014’s data earlier in the month so I lost a 3 mile run I had done.  I wrapped up January with 144.18 miles.  My focus was distance over speed.  I was pleased.

Then I kicked off February with a long run that broke down a lot of walls I have built up in my mind with my running.  I’m far from mentally being good with a marathon again after my first being so difficult health wise.  But today definitely added some confidence back.  It’s funny how we tear ourselves down so easily or compare ourselves to others.  This year I’m not doing it.  I’m running and training my own runs. End of story!  Plus text messages from my running gurus helps a lot.

So today I was supposed to run 12 with a friend who is training for a marathon.  Then I was going to run an extra 6 alone.  Her son got sick with the flu so I opted to head out alone, earlier then planned at 4:40 am to get it done.  Funny things occurred.  It was freezing- colder than expected.  My hand warmers didn’t activate.  BOTH OF THEM!  My Vega/water mixture froze into a slushy consistency which stinks when you’re absolutely freezing.  My watch battery started to tank at mile 15.  I prayed that it held on and kept working until I finished out my run.  It did however I couldn’t see my pace with the low battery warning across the screen.  Thankfully it kept track.  I finished out faster than my 16 mile run last weekend.  I was elated.  Frozen, but elated.

And c’mon… these pants and those Pro Compression socks… how could I go wrong?
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That’s it from here!  I’m off to put my feet up and relax.

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— Knead to Cook

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