Saturday, January 30, 2021

Hummus fans, ....homemade is so much better!


Pinto hummus with red pepper

Homemade pinto bean hummus, ...from dry beans! 

So easy, ...beans, garlic, onion, lemon juice and EVOO in a blender/food processor. It comes out to about 5 cents a serving. The batch I made this week, I used half for hummus, half for homemade baked beans. 

TIP: Process a batch of dry beans on the weekend to have for recipes throughout the week. When I have extra, I bag and freeze for soup. 

I do the "quick soak" and pre cook them as directed on the bag. I'll do a batch on the weekend (cup and half dry for just me) yields about 3 cups of beans for recipes for the week. This week I made homemade baked beans and a batch of hummus.

General Hummus Recipe (adjust to taste)

Place the following ingredients, one and a time into the blender/processor and blend in between adding ingredients.

  • Quarter of a small onion
  • Couple cloves of garlic
  • 1 -1/2 cup of pre-soaked and pre-cooked beans per bag instructions
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice (taste and adjust to taste)
  • 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) drizzled in while blending
Taste and adjust as needed. A sprinkle or two of sugar can cut through the onion flavor if desired. Blend until desired consistency and smoothness.

#hummusrecipe #pintobeanrecipe #homemadehummus #cleaneating #homemaderecipe #pintobeans 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Valentine's gift giving TIP 💗💋

Look stylish with this fashion forward heart art inspired shoulder bag--perfect for Spring through Summer! Fill this tote with goodies, treats or books for a more personalized gift. Designed using original mixed media featuring florals and heart art by Karen A. Mesaros, @mesaroscreative on Etsy. #valentinesdaygift #shoulderbag #grocerybag #reusablebag #fashiontote #bookbag #bookclub 

Monday, July 3, 2017

New guided art events (Johnstown PA) - Create Slovak Inspired Pottery or a Mixed Media U.S. Flag

Upcoming Mesaros Arts & Entertainment - Johnstown PA at the Venue of Merging Arts (V.O.M.A.) through mid July, 2017. 

Two dates! THURSDAY, JULY 13, learn about and create Slovak inspired pottery similar to the popular Modra and Pozdišovce designs (or create your own). FRIDAY, JULY 14, we'll guide you step-by-step for a mixed media, flag painting blinged out with glitter paint and gems! See event and ticket details below. Advance reservations required.

JULY 13 (THUR) ALL AGES - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Slovak Inspired Pottery - Paint Plates or Mugs
Create two pieces. Adult $30, Youth $20.
All ages event.
Venue of Merging Arts (V.O.M.A.)

JULY 14 (FRI) BYOB - 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
"Red, White, Blue & Bling" mixed media painting.
Venue of Merging Arts (V.O.M.A.)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

StudioPM New Art - Daisy Bouquet scheduled for two fundraiser dates!

Daisy Bouquet - Karen A. Mesaros

TWO DATES ~ NEW ‎DAISY‬ ‪PAINTING‬ with ‪‎StudioPM‬ at Venue of Merging Arts (V.O.M.A.)! RESERVATIONS (advance sales) REQUIRED! Follow links for ticketing details. Have fun while being creative and help support a local cause. ‪

JULY 9 SAT - FUNDRAISER ‪#‎Conemaugh‬ ‪#‎Valley‬ ‪#‎Football‬ Boosters (Daisy Bouquet) at Venue of Merging Arts (V.O.M.A.)

JULY 14 THUR - FUNDRAISER ‪#‎Light‬ the ‪#‎Night‬ ‪#‎Walk‬ for Lisa (Daisy Bouquet) at the Venue of Merging Arts.

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