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Avocado Hummus

Avocado Hummus
This avocado hummus is delicious. And I know I say that a lot, but I really rilly like this one. It’s a good one! In other related news, why are avocados so expensive? I get that they’re delicious, buttery, fatty (in a healthy way!), pretty, and again, delicious. No but really… I like to consider myself a pretty good “ripe” fruit picker, but avocados sort of make me nervous, because sometimes they’re perfectly ripe, yet their exterior is still a little green. I sometimes put my pride on the side and I enlist the produce guy to help. This avocado hummus is exactly what it sounds like: avocado and hummus totally making out, getting married and making a child. I went the traditional hummus route. Can we also just discuss how delicious tahini is?! Avocado Hummus Print this recipe! 2 garlic cloves 1 (15-ounce) can of garbanzo beans 1 lemon, zest and juice 2 tablespoon tahini 2 avocados Salt Olive Oil Paprika 1. 2. Tagged as: Avocado, Healthy, Hummus, Snack, Tahini, Vegan

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Two-Bite Strawberry Hand Pies This post comes to you from damply beautiful Seattle, Washington! Yes, kids, I am in Seattle for BlogHer Food 2012 and not just as an attendee, but I am speaking! I am nervous, but terribly excited, and ready to get the party started! The last month has been a CRAZY travel month for me. Popsicles! Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups. There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. The post I did last summer on the cold guys was one of DC’s most viewed ever, so I thought you’d all be up for another round – was I right?

untitled From the molten yolk and bacon crunch of a hand-held breakfast, to the gooey charm of grilled cheese for lunch, nothing matches the simple pleasures of well-made sandwiches. They're quick to assemble, infinitely adaptable, easy to eat, and immediately satisfying—the very definition of good food. The 25 sandwiches you're about to meet can be thrown together during the average basketball halftime or, with practice, during the seventh-inning stretch. (Who needs hot dogs, anyway?) Use each recipe as a basic road map, but bring your talent for finding creative routes. You'll easily reach your final destination: a full belly and a satisfied smile.

LaSaGnA TiMpAnO I went to see tUnE-yArDs on Monday night with some friends, and as always we wanted to cook a meal that somehow related to the show we were heading to. Sometimes this is hard to do, but other times it seems to come naturally. Finding culinary inspiration in Merrill's lyrics seemed like it would be tough, but my sister knew what she wanted to make without hesitation. "How about something layered, because of all the vocal and instrument layering in the music?" From there we worked together to come up with this deep, colorful, and multi-flavored lasagna version of a timpano.

Vegetable Recipes Note from Wolfgang Puck: His mother only uses water, because her vegetables are peak-of-the-season, just-picked, and therefore full of flavor, but you can use stock if you like. Pistou, the puree of tomatoes, basil, garlic, and olive oil in this recipe, is a traditional French condiment that adds a burst of flavor just before serving. Ingredients 2 small leeks, white part only1 large potato, peeled1 small onion2 stalks celery1 medium zucchini12 green beans2 medium carrots, peeled6 tablespoons olive oil3 tablespoons water2 quarts chicken stock (or 2 qts water, 4 bouillion cubes, a pinch of thyme, and 1/2 bay leaf OR you can use vegetable broth for a vegetarian option)*4 to 6 ripe tomatoes, peeled and seeded4 medium garlic cloves30 fresh basil leaves, washed and driedSalt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperA few drops of Tabasco sauce

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