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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Decadent Dip: roasted carrot hummus a l'orange

Decadent Dip: roasted carrot hummus

Watch out folks; hummus is putting on his fancy pants. His orange fancy pants! 

I am a huge fan of hummus; I love making it at home even more becuase it costs a fraction of store bought and you can experiment with flavors. You also cut out some of the packaging. Triple win.

This is a recipe that I am especially proud of! It is just so delicious and the bright orange color is really beautiful too. I hope you'll try it; I bet you'll love it (almost) as much as I do.
Garnish with an orange wedge for some extra flair


Roasted Carrot Hummus a l'Orange

  • 1 16-ounce can chickpeas (aka garbonzo beans) drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup roasted carrots
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice and zest from one orange
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 clove or so)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin (or more, to taste)
  • black pepper and salt, so taste
1. Roast carrots until tender and nicely browned.
2. Place all ingredients in a food processor or kick-butt blender and puree until very smooth. Taste (try not to get weak in the knees) and adjust seasonings as needed
3. Try this fabulous spread on crackers, raw veggies, spread on toast and by the spoonful!Mais oui!

Gather your ingredients
Roast your carrots; no need to peel
Plop everything in the food processor et voila!
So pretty...are you licking the screen?


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mama's Recipes: Taco seasoning blend

Mama's Recipes: Taco seasoning blend

I didn't know that you could buy taco seasoning until I went to college and roommates were bringing it home from the store. My mom always made her own and kept it in an ancient tupperware container in the cupboard. While it isn't hugely expensive to purchase taco seasoning from the store, it is more expensive than homemade, involved extra packaging and some have an extraordinary level of salt and some also have MSG. Making your own skips all of the gross stuff!

This is not salt-free as chili powder contains salt, but it is significantly less than store bought.

Money saving tip? If you can find spices in an ethnic food store, they're often available in plastic baggies and cost a whole lot less than buying from the big-bog grocery stores. 

Taco seasoning blend

Mix the following in a small glass jar or tupperware container. Use 2-3 tablespoons per pound of beef, turkey or soy crumbles.

1/4 cup dried onion flakes
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup chili powder
2-3 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
2-3 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes


Putting this mix into a cute jar could be a simple gift.


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