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Can you say BaBa Ghanoush?

3 Sep

If you cannot say it that is not a problem, I have a hard time saying it too. So my recent expedition to make my own hummus has left me with a tub of tahini that I am not sure what to do with. Then, as I was browsing the market and giant mound of beautiful purple objects came into my field of vision. No, it was not Barney the dinosaur. It was eggplant! Then I remembered there was that very delicious side dish that I cannot pronounce made with eggplant. Eggplant is truly a wonderful vegetable very high in fiber and a sweetness that is amazing when roasted or fried. Making baba ghanoush is very similar to making hummus. The only major difference is that instead of garbanzo bean, eggplant is used instead. So this is what it looks like: Continue reading

Hummus: Healthy and Delicious in 5 minuets

31 Aug

Hummus a delicious healthy creamy spread that can be eaten so many ways. I have always been a huge fan of hummus, but have never tried making my own until now. If you have never been tempted to try hummus before you should give it a try. This spread is made of mostly chick peas (or garbanzo beans if you prefer to call it) tahini (a sesame paste) and yogurt. Some recipes call for oil, but I rather omit that for a more fat free version.

Instead of dipping your veggie sticks into a tub of fatty ranch dressing try dipping it in hummus instead. You can use it in a sandwich in replace of mayo or in a wrap. Hummus can be used a dip for pretzels, crackers, tortilla chips, pita chips, pita bread, flat bread, and even sliced apples! Continue reading

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