Found a new healthy delicious snack

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  1. Mem

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    Hummus. I bought some earlier this week and then checked online for recipes. The important ingredient is Tahini which is sesame paste (like peanut butter made from sesame seeds) It's expensive, $6.50 for 15 ounces. It also separates in the can, all the oil comes to the top and the heavy paste is at the bottom. Anyway you only need a tablespoon or two per can of Garbanzo/Chick peas. I tried it on a cracker, but I really love it with vegetables. Especially carrots and cucumbers. Now I can enjoy the veggies that I usually didn't enjoy before.
     
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    I love the Trader Joe's garlic hummus and put it on whole wheat pita. Sometimes I add falafel or lettuce and tomato to make a healthy sandwich.
     
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    Hummus rocks.
     
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    I love it too. I especially like the roasted red pepper hummus.
     
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    I was so expecting this to cum, but I love hummus too, especially Iranian or Lebanese style with plenty of Sumaq yummy
     
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    Oooo love the red pepper hummus too. That I like on celery, not just sandwiches. :yup:
     
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    I love lemon and coriander houmus. It's a good day when I have root vegetable crisps to scoop it up. Yum!
     
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    I make my own too, low fat.

    chick peas, a little tahini, garlic, lemon juice, fresh coriander and low fat natural yogurt.
     
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    Chopped eggplant, red bell pepper, red onion, minced garlic. Toss in a bit of olive oil, enough to coat the ingrediant and salt to taste. Spread out on a cookie sheet and place in an preheated oven @ 425 until the eggplant begins to brown a bit.

    Take the ingredients out, let cool for a few. Place in a food processor, add some Tahini and blend until slightly smooth. (I love it a bit on the lumpy side, like my men.)

    This is delicious with a sesame cracker. I cannot consume Milk at all so I use this as a healthy milk-free snack.
     
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    Hummus is great you can make a giant batch for like 3.00 in a mini processor. Thx for reminding me about it MEM. I should make some soon and dip while I'm watching tv!
     
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    Yeah, humus rocks. Oh Yeah's recipe sounds quite Turkish. You guys would love Piyaz. It's a salad made from white beans, tomatoes, hard boiled egg, parsley, onion and a bit of garlic. The ingredients of put in individual bowls, and covered with tahini, vinigar and light oil. A squeeze of lemon, some bread and it's lunch!
     
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    Sounds like Baba Ghanoush, which I am not familiar with and have never eaten.
     
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    This is how I enjoy it. Yummy.:smile:
     
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    That's not hummus, babe. It's something slightly better. Have you tried it with flax crackers? Or in a pita, or on a salad?

    That's exactly what it is. I think you'd like it if you like eggplant, and hummus.
     
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    Yummy!!! Hummus and Baba Ghanoush, both!

    I don't make my own though - although in a rare feat of cooking :eek: I did make a batch of Baba Ghanoush once though - took me about 3 hours or something because I'm so slow at everything :biggrin1: - that's why I buy the pre-packaged stuff instead of making it myself! But prepackaged hummus and Baba Ghanoush are good, too.

    I like falafel too... Mmmmm! :smile:
     
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    Love eggplant, hate baba gahnoush. Go figure. :dunno:
     
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    I know it's not, I just discovered it myself and thought I'd share is all. It is yummy though. :wink:

    Will try the flax crackers etc.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I'm going to try it soon. Here is how to make your own tahini sauce.
    For the Tahini paste:
    2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
    1 teaspoon sesame oil
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup tepid water for the paste put all ingredients in food processor and blend.
    Then to make the sauce,

    1/2 cup tahini paste (above)
    3 gloves garlic, crushed
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/4 cup lemon juice
    1 teaspoon parsley, finely chopped put everything in the food processor until it is smooth!
    This keeps in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 10 days.
     
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    Isn't Trader Joe's wonderful? They sell Ezekiel sprouted grain bread that makes a great hummus sandwich. Toast the bread, spread with hummus on both slices, add sliced onion, tomato, and lettuce and it's a super lunch.
     
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