We use a lot of hummus in our house! We use it for all kinds of things! It is a substitute for mayo in a sandwich, salad dressing on Greek Salad and as a quick snack or small meal. We eat it with carrot and/or celery sticks, on sliced tomatoes, corn chips, tortillas and whole grain (home-made) flat bread.
It is full of good stuff ! If you use a traditional hummus recipe with olive oil and tahini you are looking about 30 calories a tablespoon. Breaks down to : 44% fat, 45% carbs, 11% protein. If you cut or reduce the oil and tahini, the fat content plummets. (more…)
Posted in Beans, plant based diet, Protein, vegan, vegetarian, Whole Food Plant-Based recipes
Tagged Arab cuisine, corn chips, Hummus, Mediterranean cuisine, Middle Eastern cuisine, olive oil, Sesame, Spreads, Tahini, toasted sesame oil
I’m on roll so I am just gonna go with it. I promise I know how to make something besides Mexican and Italian. but the tomatoes and onions have inspired me so this week.
Taco Salad is a big favorite around our house. We have sampled versions of Taco Salad in lots of restaurants; we like ours best. It is an incredibly easy salad to make but it is truly a complete meal with lots of bulk and lots of phyto-nutrients. It takes about 10 minutes from start to finish to turn out this incredible food.
I can’t remember where or how I came across my first Chia Pet. I think was some time in the late 70s. What I do remember is how amazed I was that people would actually buy one of those things! I probably should not have been, since I was around for the whole pet rock thing. Chia was promptly relegated as a tagline to several lame jokes. (more…)