Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dippy Trippy

Summer is the time to rock it out in a bikini on the beach, but truth be told, the Jersey Girl doesn't always feel so svelte come August. There are many reasons for this perception of unhealthiness: Copious amounts of wine being consumed; parties, parties and more parties; lazy days spent lounging around (ha ha ha ha); and really, the chips and the dips. Oh, the chips and the dips.

So, I'm bringing you a fab dip starring feta and lemon that requires no mayo and no sour cream. Yay and yay! In addition, as agreed upon by The Jersey Girl and her trusty sisters and brothers-in-law, the dip is the perfect match for your fave vegetables in stick-and-dip form as opposed to salty, fatty chips. Super yay! Now that second bottle of wine doesn't seem THAT bad.

This is one of my Pinterest finds. Hopefully, on one of my late nights perusing the Interwebs, I will figure out how to rock a Pinterest button onto my posts. A technological mastermind, I am not.

The Lemon Feta Dip was snagged from the blog called One Ordinary Day. You should totally check it out!

And just for some awesome visuals, I will give you a glimpse or two of my Big Boy Evan. He is so no longer a baby. Eep! I can't believe summer is almost finito!

Now, this is a crudite platter that will totally get devoured! Holla.

(from Sweet Paul)
8oz feta cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic, chopped
6 tablespoons olive oil+ extra for serving
fresh thyme
Place feta, lemon zest and juice, garlic and olive oil in a blender and blend until smooth.
Spoon into a bowl and drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with thyme.
Serve with grilled tomatoes and grilled pita bread drizzled with olive oil, salt and thyme.
Please note: The Jersey Girl served the dip with fresh vegetables including broccoli florets,  red bell peppers, cucumber slices, grape tomatoes and celery sticks.

Here's my happy, healthy Evan. Love him!