Roasted Beet Hummus – Vibrant, Versatile, Flavorful

Roasted Beet Hummus – Vibrant, Versatile, Flavorful Roasted Beet Hummus – Yes, Please!

With winter-like days, leafless trees and a blanket of snow outside, I’m thrilled to have an indoor azalea plant bursting with vivid pink blooms. This year I’m especially drawn to all things bright and colorful—including food. Last week I shared pickled pink Daikon Carrot Pickles with you. Continue reading

Hummus Update – Lighter, Smoother, Tastier

Hummus Update – Lighter, Smoother, TastierHummus Update – Join the Hummus Celebration on May 13

Rarely a day goes by without hummus in our refrigerator. Hummus, both “plain” and “fancy” (with preserved lemon or garlic scapes), is my comfort food. Perfect for quick energy straight from a spoon. Perfect as a snack, breakfast, lunch and dinner wrapped in a lettuce leaf with a Continue reading

Winter Squash Spread – Savory-Sweet & Tasty, Too

Winter Squash Spread – Savory-Sweet & Tasty, TooWinter Squash Spread – What’s in a Name?

Hummus is having an identity crisis.

Hummus means chickpeas
I didn’t realize what a stickler for “tradition” I’d become. The last straw, so to speak, came after making a recipe called “Squash Hummus.” It sounded interesting so I tried it. Only to be completely surprised. Hummus it was not. Continue reading

Preserved Lemon Hummus Recipe ♥ ♥ ♥

Preserved Lemon Hummus RecipePreserved Lemon Hummus – So Good You’ll Want to Make a Double Recipe

Now that jars of preserved lemons live in our refrigerator, Preserved Lemon Hummus reigns as our favorite. Preserved lemons add an amazingly deep and complex lemon flavor to hummus. Continue reading

Hummus – Healthy & Delicious

Hummus – Healthy & DeliciousHummus – Dip, Spread, Snack, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Make your own hummus as rich, thick, creamy and flavorful as you like. Though readily available in most grocery and convenience stores, delis and buffets, hummus tastes so much better when homemade. Besides being ready to eat in twenty minutes, you get to choose the quality of each ingredient and the final texture and taste.

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Roasted Garbanzos w/ Greens, Tomatoes & Garlic

Roasted Garbanzos w/ Greens, Tomatoes & GarlicTidings of Comfort and Joy

There are two ways to go with holiday meals. Go all out with something new that you’ve been waiting for the perfect occasion to serve. Or, serve family favorites that bring comfort and joy to all. This year it’s all about comfort and joy. Continue reading

Greek Cauliflower & Chickpea Stew w/ Spinach, Kalamatas & Feta

Greek Cauliflower, Chickpea Stew w Spinach, Kalamatas, Feta (c) jfhaugen“Cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.” —Mark Twain

One-Pot Wonders
There’s something about one-pot meals that are so nurturing. Guess that’s why I often prepare soups and stews and stir-fries—everything altogether in one pot with all the flavors harmoniously blended. After cooking Continue reading