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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

The oven double feature: Part 1

12 Aug

So it is Friday, I have no class and I got a glow evaluation from my instructor yesterday. I fee like celebrating and what better way to celebrate than with some food! For the main course we have a sweet tangy ribs. This stuff is amazingly tender, moist and will have your taste buds triggering the action potential of your neuron to send signals to your brain inducing a possible food-gasum. Yeah, its that good. These ribs take relatively little time. Unlike some recipes that call for hours in the oven these only take about 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours of cook time. For optimal taste, I recommend getting these rib marinating for at least 12 hours. You can start the marinated early in the morning and cook them at night or start them the night before and cook them for lunch. Continue reading

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