Where did that week go?! Since I posted about LTEV, so much has happened!! Things are fine and good, but ridiculously busy. I've been working through more ms edits (I love my editor, she has clever ideas and has helped shaped themes in the book), and also have some changes going on in our household that have been exciting, overwhelming, and exhausting all at once!
All this left my wee blog on the back burner. And, since I've been relying on freezer stock of soups and mealtime quick-fixes, I don't have any food photos from this week. But, I do have a teaser.
Here's the story: I already have my manuscript submitted. Then, while doing a search for something on Trader Joe's website, I see they have this new product, a "Hummus Salad Dressing". Immediately I thought "why didn't I think of that?... I love me some hummus!" (There is a whole chapter of the stuff in ed&bv, afterall.)
Well, I couldn't sit tight. I didn't know the ingredients, and obviously hadn't tasted it, but knew I could make my own hummus salad dressing. And make it better!
I got to testing, and here you have it: Dreena's Hummus Salad Dressing. It is thick, tangy, rich, and low in fat.
I could eat it on a spoon, I could eat it on a shroom. I could it eat it for my lunch. I could it eat for my brunch. (Dr. Seuss meets Dreena's Hummus Salad Dressing. Our 2 yr old is smitten with 'Hop on Pop', I read it often. Just sayin'.)
Back to the story. (The dressing, that is, not Hop on Pop.) So, I make this dressing and now LOVE it. I want to get it in the new book, but my manuscript is signed, sealed and delivered. Luckily, my editor is understanding of my recipe neurosis. When my ms came back for edits, I was able to squeeze it in (along with one other recipe, hee). So, now you too will be able to 'Snack, Snack, eat a Snack. Eat a snack with Brown and Black'... drizzled with Dreena's Hummus Salad Dressing.
And, I still haven't tried Trader Joe's version (have you?).
No hard feelings, Trader Joe's, because I think you're pretty awesome. And, you did inspire my creative process on this one. But, I think my dressing will be better than yours, and healthier. Let the taste testing begin.