Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ryvitta and Carrots!!!!!!

Can you believe it- Friday again! Friday in our house is Princesses Night (I think I have told you that before!) My Girls and I cosy on the sofa, watching T.V and having snacky meal. Tonight we will be watching the re-run of last weeks “The X Factor” (we can’t watch it live on a Saturday as my girls go to their Dad’s house). All week we avert our eyes from the newspaper and magazine reports about The X Factor and ask people not to tell us who got kicked out- so we still get a surprise! Actually every week so far has been a surprise, or more of a shock-how have those two performing monkeys (John and Edward) managed to stay in?

We actually enjoyed the initial auditions more than this part of the show. Why? Well, it is a sad fact that society today loves to see people; make a fool of themselves, look bad, have a tough life, lose their fortunes, get fat etc. What a sick bunch we are! We revel in looking at pictures of Famous Peoples Wobbly Bits. We squirm with delight when another celebrity marriage hits the rocks (we really have been spoilt rotten recently with Katie Price and Peter Andre’s shinanikins.) We drool over any scandal or dirt dug up about someone in the limelight who has always portrayed themselves as pure and innocent. We love to criticize the beautiful starlets (we being soooo perfect!). We adore getting the chance to nosey about in the homes of the stars, wether it be via photos in a magazine or on a trashy T.V show. You only need to look at the number of “Gossip” style magazines on the shelves in the newsagents to see we are indeed a nasty lot! We don’t wish them well-we wish them failure, embarrassment and cellulite.

But, I must add, all those contestants on X Factor-the really cringy, painfully embarrassing, squirm in your socks ones- why did no one tell them NOT to do it? How come a family member, friend or next door neighbour who heard them screeching (I mean practicing) did not tell them the truth, did not prevent them from making absolute twits of themselves? I hope someone would tell me the truth! Actually I think I have a bit of a Diva in me-maybe next year I will enter the X Factor! Not sure why at this very moment my daughters are pulling faces, pretending to be sick and about to phone their father to see if they can go and live with him! Strange!

Recipes today are dedicated to Ubergrumpy (Mr Curly Wurly). Check out his blog –it is FANTASTIC. He wanted ryvitta and carrots. We will be having these dips tonight whilst we wish the worst on the remaining X Factor Contestants. If my Girls complain about the food, I shall point them in your direction- Uber!

Dippity Dips.

Serve the following with crusty bread, potato wedges, bread sticks, tortilla chips, RYVITTA and/or CARROT sticks (happy C.W?)


3 Ripe avocados
1 clove of garlic- crushed
½ red onion-finely chopped
2 tomatoes-de-seeded and diced
Juice of 1 lime
3-4 dashes of pepper sauce
Salt and Pepper

Scoop out flesh from the avocados in to a bowl and red onion, crushed clove of garlic, diced tomatoes, lime juice, pepper sauce and salt and pepper. Mash it all up and ..Bob’s your uncle (‘cos he certainly isn’t mine) Guacamole.

Alioli (traditional Catalan garlic dip)

1 Clove of garlic-crushed
Olive oil
A pinch of salt

Put clove of garlic and salt in a blender and slowly add olive oil whilst blending. No idea how, but the end result is a lovely, creamy garlic dip. Quite amazing to watch the transformation (simple things please simple minds!!!)


Homemade houmous is soooooo much better than bought!

400g canned chickpeas
3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
½ teaspoon of ground cumin
1 garlic clove-chopped
2 tablespoons of tahini paste
Juice of 1 lemon.

Bung the whole lot in a blender and blend until smooth!

All very easy, very healthy and very garlicky- so no kissing after!

1 comment:

  1. Alllll rrrright!

    Well, I'm impressed. Can't wait to try the alioli. I'll let you know how we get on. Hope your girls like it too, otherwise I'm obviously in trouble

    Right with you re: Katie Price's Wobbly Bits. Shocking