Hey my blogging buddies! :)
Are you overwhelmed with back-to-school details? Aren't these first couple of weeks in September a little nuts?! Getting back into regular routines, attending to details for school and activities. I've been a little absent commenting back to you on my posts, and I apologize for that, but this last week has been pretty hectic. Nevertheless, I'm hanging in there, and will always be sure to get to your questions here and by e-mail as quickly as I can!
Now, let's get to what gets us through these busy days... yummy food! Any of you that have been around a while know I love using beans in recipes, and I particularly love to create recipes for bean spreads, dips, and hummus. Well, ED&BV will have an entire chapter devoted to hummus! Oh, yes, for all us garbanzo-loving vegheads... and some dips using other beans for those of you that don't share the chickpea love. (tho' I'll never understand why and how one cannot love the mighty chickpea!)
Like this White Bean Hummus with Fresh Thyme and Basil. This hummus is creamy and herbaceous, and utterly delicious. Plus, for days when you are running to and fro with school and activities... and packing lunch after lunch, this hummus is a cinch to make.
You just need a small amount of fresh basil (1/4 cup) and fresh thyme (2 - 3 tsp), so you can use herbs growing in pots on your patio, or from those small packages in your grocery store. Then, you simply need pantry staples like canned white beans, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, and a few other basic ingredients to whiz up this wonderful, healthy hummus. To finish off the hummus, I like to drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil over top. So good! Carrie tested this white bean hummus recipe for me many months back, and you can also check out her post about it.
So, what other recipes will be in this hummus chapter in ED&BV? (I know, I'm such a tease). Well, there's Chipotle-Lime Two Bean Hummus, Olive and Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus, and Kids Dynamo Hummus for starters. While I know many of you love the Creamy Hummus recipe from Vive, we all need to spice things up a little from time to time, right?