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Spinach & Artichoke Baked Hummus Dip

So you’ve just finished an amazing Moksha Hot Yoga class and you’re now craving something healthy. Decisions, decisions…

Well, our fellow Moksha Hot Yogi, and winner of the Recipasana contest: Chantel Colleypriest, has the perfect treat for you!  Spinach & Artichoke Baked Hummus Dip!

I spent the last half hour making her exact recipe in my own kitchen.

Shall we get cooking?

Spinach & Artichoke Baked Hummus Dip

1 Can Chickpeas
1 Can Artichoke Hearts
Handful of Fresh Spinach (or two)
1/4 Cup Tahini
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1-2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp Minced Garlic (more if you love garlic like I do)
1/4 Cup Feta
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
Pinch Cayenne
Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. Drain the fluid from the artichokes and the chickpeas (reserving some of the fluid from the chickpeas), and then toss everything, except the feta, into a blender. Blend until smooth.

2. Mix in some of the reserved fluid to thin out the hummus to your desired consistency (plus a little extra so the dip keep its moisture after baking).

3. Transfer to an oven safe dish. Top with feta. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until dish is warm all the way through.

This recipe makes a lot. However, it is reheatable. Just add a little olive oil and microwave or bake.

Note: All spices are to taste. Serve with pita, vegetables, or whatever else your heart desires. After all, you worked for it in that 60 min flow class!

Love,
R x

Congrats to Chantel Colleypriest !

Hello everyone! Sorry for my lack of posts lately—the small girl has literally had a big plate these last few weeks! Anyhoo, I just wanted to take a second to thank each and every one of you who participated in the Moksha Hot Yoga Recipisana Contest! I had such a great time co-hosting the contest. Your creations left me drooling.

I would like to give a big congrats to the official winner of the Recipisana contest, Chantel Colleypriest ! Her Spinach and Artichoke Hummus Recipe received over 61 likes on Facebook. Atta girl!

Here is a full list of the exciting prizes that Chantel will receive:

  • 1 Month Unlimited Pass at Moksha Yoga Vancouver
  • The winning recipe featured on Small Girl Big Plate
  • $50 Market Money eligible for any Vancouver Farmers Market
  • Healthy, organic granola from Granola Girl

Next week I’ll be making Chantel’s exact recipe and giving each of you step-by-step directions (with pictures) so you can re-create her masterpeice in your own kitchens!

If you would like to check out the other recipes please click here

 

Have a great weekend everyone.

Namaste. r xo

Moksha Hot Yoga Recipasana Contest!

Good morning my lovely foodies. I hope you’re all enjoying the beautiful sunshine (sarcastic smirk). Although, I can’t do anything about this rainy weather, I may be able to make your day a little bit better. Ah yes, I got some exciting news for all of you: Small girl big plate is hosting a Recipisana Contest with Moksha Hot Yoga Vancouver!

Did I just excite your inner coconut drinking yogi?

You may be wondering, how do you partake in this delicious contest!? Well, all you need to do is send in a photo and recipe of your absolute favorite post-yoga snack or meal. Yep, it’s that easy.

We will then post it on Facebook and see which one of you can make the most Moksha mouths drool. The winner will be displayed to the public on Facebook and also right here on Small Girl Big Plate! I will not only be meeting the winner, but I will also be cooking up his/her exact recipe!

Here is a full list of the exciting prizes that the winner will receive:

  • 1 Month Unlimited Pass at Moksha Yoga Vancouver
  • The winning recipe featured on Small Girl Big Plate
  • $50 Market Money eligible for any Vancouver Farmers Market
  • Healthy, organic granola from Granola Girl

Send in your entries to laura@mokshayogavancouver.com by August 8th, 2012 to enter into the competition.

You can like Moksha on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @mokshayogavan (contest hash tag = #recipasana)

Good luck my yogi loving foodies!
-namaste. r x