HummusThis is a very basic and easy Hummus recipe.  If you want to make it more interesting, add your own spin by combining any of the following ingredients:

chopped cilantro

chopped jalapeno

chopped chipotle chiles

chopped parsley

chopped roasted bell peppers

Zaatar (spice mixture)

 

For video click here: How to Make Hummus

 

 

Ingredients:

2 cups of cooked garbanzo beans

3 garlic cloves, peeled

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)

juice of 1 lemon

1/4 to 1/2 cup of water, if needed

small diced tomato, for garnish

 

Directions:

1.  Place all ingredients, except for the tomato, into a food processor and mix until creamy.  If needed, gradually add water.  It should be a smooth, not-to-thick consistency.

2. Garnish with diced tomato and some olive oil.   Serve with baby carrots, cucumber sticks or baked pita chips.


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Bowl of beansBeans are a superfood.  Beans are packed with heart healthy protein, phytochemicals, iron, zinc and fiber.  In addition to the nutritional benefits, beans are inexpensive and so versatile.  You can use beans in soups, salads, dips and as a burger substitute.

This recipe is a basic recipe you can use on a variety of beans. You can add your own twist by adding spices and herbs. If you don’t know what to do with an entire pot of beans, you can freeze it into smaller portion sizes and defrost as needed.

Homemade beans are MUCH lower in sodium and taste so much better than canned beans.  Make them on a Sunday and you will have a delicious pot of beans and a healthy protein choice for the week.

 

For video click here:  How to Make Beans



 


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