Gardening is something you learn by doing---and by making mistakes....
Like Cooking, Gardening is a constant process of experimentation, repeating the successes and throwing out the failures.
Carol Stocker

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I discovered hummus a couple months ago.  At first I thought it was absolutely horrible, but after trying a couple different brands I took a shine to it.  I eat it everyday as a snack with veggies & crackers, or I use it as a spread for sandwiches.
Hummus is a healthy snack that is diabetic friendly.  The main ingredient, chickpeas/garbanzo beans, are high in fiber and a good source of protein.
Basic Hummus
2 cans Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans (reserves juice)
1 Tbs Tahini (optional)
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
Juice of 2 lemons (or more depending on how tangy you like it)
1Tbs Olive Oil
1Tbs Cayenne Pepper
1Tbs Paprika
Salt/garlic salt to taste

Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender, blend until smooth.

There are so many varieties of hummus, you can experiment and add different things to suit your taste.  Some examples are roasted red pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, olives...anything you like.

Serve with veggies, crackers, pita chips or as a sandwich spread.

Great for snacking


  1. Your blog is nice. I am going to try your hummus recipe. We usually buy it by the quarts at Cosco. Only thing is I don't think our grocery has Tahini so I have to get some in Billings. Any special cheap place you know of?

  2. JHL,
    I found Tahini at Albertsons. It was in the peanut butter section, on the top shelf by the Almond butter. I hope you like the hummus!

  3. Tahini is ground up sesame seeds with a little olive oil.

  4. this looks awesome. Can't wait to taste it. Oh that was so yummy! Thank you!!

  5. I made this today and it was really good. Miranda even said it was good :) Kerri



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