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Three Pepper Hummus

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IT FEELS LIKE FALL!!!

I’m so excited ūüôā This past weekend, I had planned a last-hooray-to-summer trip to the Cape since I hadn’t been all summer. I was thinking when I planned it that we may still be able to get some beach time in, or at least some pool time, but we ended up gravitating more toward the heated hot tub, hoodies and looking for an apple orchard (Note: the Cape’s 1 apple orchard not only doesn’t have cider donuts but is super, duper tiny and oddly enough, tucked behind a subdivision. We ended up turning around and going to Sundae School for pumpkin ice cream instead!). We did hit up Pirates Cove, where I may have, by just a little bit, sort-of-kind-of, beat Matt in mini golf. I’m pretty sure it was my lucky cowboy boots though!

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(starting at top left: the Sundae School truck; Pirates Cove souvenirs; Matt and me; Pirates Cove!; a sand sculpture of a shark. It’s a small detail from this huge boat sculpture, which was awesome;Sunset at Gray’s Beach.)

I feel like the trip was my final goodbye to summer and now I can dive head first into my very short celebration of fall! I have the windows open as I write this, letting the crisp fall air in as I sip Pumpkin Spice Tea. My to-do list has very few To-Dos on it and then I’m pulling out those two cans of pumpkin I have and baking¬†something. I don’t care what but they will be used! And I can’t wait!

But for now, here is a recipe for Three Pepper Hummus. My fridge was pretty bare when I came back from the Cape. Oddly enough, I had one cucumber. Just one. And some bread. So I whipped up this hummus in an attempt to have a more nutritious lunch then I had at the Cape (fried food and ice cream and bagels…oh my!).

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Three Pepper Hummus
modified from Smoky Chipotle Hummus

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans,drained
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame-seed paste)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2- 1 1/2 canned chipotle pepper in adobo¬†sauce *
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 (7 ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained
  • 5 pepperdew peppers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
*start with 1/2 of a chipotle pepper and add more to taste. I love the taste of chipotle peppers and don’t mind the heat so I ended up using 1 1/2.
DIRECTIONS:
Place the garbanzo beans, water, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, chipotle pepper, garlic, and cumin in the bowl of a food processor; blend until smooth. Add the red peppers, pepperdew peppers, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Pulse the mixture until the ingredients are smooth and well combined.  Transfer to a serving bowl, cover, and chill until ready to serve.
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I should be doing something productive for my trip to Australia but I’m sure it can wait on some pumpkin bread/cookies/burgers!
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Buffalo Hummus

I’m back! Singularly employed, once again, and looking forward to 1. having my weekends back! Two whole days off?? CRAZY! and 2. spending a little more time on content for WV. yeah! Now, back to the food…

There is a scene in Ten Things I Hate About You where Biana and her friend are chatting and their conversation goes:

Biana: I know you can be overwhelmed and you can be underwhelmed but can you just be whelmed?
Her Friend: I think you can in Europe…

Well, consider this Europe because “just whelmed” is exactly how I usually feel about¬†hummus! I don’t love it, I don’t hate it, it is just something that’s…ok. I’ll eat it every now and again randomly but I never end up finishing a container and it usually¬†ends up going bad.

But this recipe is definitely the exception. My friend, Amelia, made it a few months back when we had our pretentious drive-in experience. She brought this along with pita chips and veggies. In fact, it was the pita chips that almost caused me to have to pull the car over because there was a squabble regarding how soon movie snacks can be opened before the movie. The answer: definitely not on the way to the movie!

Anyway, Amelia sent me this recipe¬†a few weeks ago and I’ve been dying to make it…and then eat it immediately. Like, all of it.

Buffalo Hummus
courtesy of Amelia

  • 1 can of chickpeas (or the equivalent if you are using dried)
  • 1 TBSP tahini
  • 4 TBSP Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce (you can use regular Frank’s Red Hot if that’s what you have or you don’t feel comfortable with the “butter flavoring” ingredient. This was just what I had in my fridge)
  • 5 Peppadew peppers (these are located in a jar, generally in the deli section. They have mild and hot. I used mild cause I’m a whimp but hot would be great, too)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 TBSP of olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • red chili flakes (optional)

Put the chickpeas, tahini, Frank’s Red Hot, peppadew peppers, garlic olive oil and salt into a food processor and process until smooth. Taste. Add more heat if need be. Drizzle more Frank’s Red Hot on top and sprinkle with red chili flakes for garnish.

I seriously love this hummus recipe. I was scraping every last bit out of the food processor with the cucumbers. I may have even pulled out a bag of old potato chip when I ran out of cucumber slices. Those didn’t really work but I did try them!¬†I was able to restrain myself a bit and actually make a rather delicious meal with this. You will have to tune in later in the week for that recipe. Two words, though: caramalized. pineapple. Oh yeah!

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This blog is going to the birds lately. I had the Nuts and Oats burger, which my mom lovingly said looked like bird seed. And now I have these super yummy seed cracker/chip things. Crackips? Chickers? I’m not sure I can combine crackers and chip to make an appealing word but I assure you, these are yummy- bird-seed looking ¬†or not.

This is my answer to savory snacks. You know, when you are craving the potato chips from the vending machine mid-day, or just want something salty to munch on.

BIRD SEED CRACKERS/CHIPS
from Oh She Glows

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chia seeds (can find at whole foods)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pepita seeds (or pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 tsp grated sweet onion
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt, or to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 325F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, mix the seeds together. In a small bowl, mix the water, grated garlic, and grated onion. Whisk well. Pour the water mixture onto the seeds and stir until thick and combined. Season with salt and/or garlic salt to taste. Add spices or fresh herbs if you wish.

3. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet with the back of a spoon until it’s less than 1/4 inch thick. Not to worry if a couple parts become too thin, you can just patch them up.

4. Bake at 325F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, slice into crackers, carefully flip onto other side with a spatula. Bake for another 30 minutes, watching closely after about 25 minutes. The bottoms will be lightly golden in colour. Allow to cool completely on the pan. Store in a container or plastic baggy.

¬†I know some of you may think these look weird but they are actually kind of like the outside of an everything bagel…without the bagel part, you know?
 
I’m a big fan of garlic and onion so I decided to sprinkle the crackers with garlic salt when I flipped them. Delicious but SUPER garlicky. If you want to make out with anyone within 24 hours of eating these, I would probably NOT add the extra garlic.
 
One thing to note is that these are pretty fragile. If you toss them in a plastic baggy and then in your book back, they are going to get totally crushed and most likely revert back to seed form. The dilemma is they taste awesome with hummus! I was finding my hummus was too thick for these babies to handle. Totally by coincidence, my roommate made the lightest, fluffiest white bean hummus that went perfectly with these!
 
 Mediterranean-inspired White Bean Hummus
 from Exclamations of a Curious Bonnie
 
  • 1 can of white beans (cannelini or white kidney beans), drained with the liquid set aside
  • 1 TBS of tahini
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 TBS olive oil

and the following seasoning, which Bonnie says she didn’t measure but would estimate at 1/2 – 1 tsp:

  • paprika
  • cumin
  • black pepper
  • ground coriander seeds
  • cayenne peper
  • dried parsley
  • salt to taste

Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend. If the consistency is too dry or sort of “cakey,” add small amounts of the bean-water you set aside. When desired consistency is achieved, taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Add salt if needed. Enjoy with pitas or crackers or veggies!

The slow addition of the bean water made this so fluffy. I loved it! I’d been eating my hearty garlic hummus all week and this was a great change of pace, and like I said, it worked perfectly with these cracker/chips. They were made for each other!
 
 
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go bath in listerine in hopes I can get this garlic/onion smell off of me…

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