Archive for July, 2015
Is your favorite afternoon snack as good for you as it is good tasting? At many houses snack time is sometimes full of healthy fruits and vegetables and occasionally alternates to a high carb, high energy quick bite. in other homes, snack time is a calorie and salt filled bag of chips or a sugary handful of cookies. As parents, it is especially important to offer snacks from a variety of food groups. One legume snack that contains healthy amounts of protein is the increasingly popular hummus. Hummus is an Arabic word meaning “chickpeas,” which in some parts of the country are called garbanzo beans. The complete name of the dip most Americans know as “hummus,” means “chickpeas with tahini” in Arabic. Basil Pesto Hummus is most commonly used as a dip for vegetables or pita breads. It can also work well in recipes
In the tea shop where I work, I get a lot of brides-to-be coming in and asking for tips on how to throw tea party themed showers. I think this is a great idea because the Wedding Industrial Complex encourages lavish fine dining excursions which can run you $28 a plate! The art of the tea party is an elegant home-based activity that will cost you half that, so I thought I would write a few tips on this finer cultural practice that seems to be making a comeback:
1. Serve A Variety Of High Quality Loose Leaf Tea
A lot of people are intimidated by any tea that doesn’t have a bag or say “Lipton.” In reality though, brewing loose leaf tea is relatively inexpensive (you can usually get it for four to six dollars an ounce) and requires only a few specialty items. What’s more, loose leaf tea
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Fads come and go so quickly that it can be difficult to keep up with, let alone stay ahead or on top of them. Aside from the entertainment industries, this sentiment is perhaps most easily seen in the food industry, where certain foods or food items either become one-hit wonders or become classic staples. A great example of this is coconut oil, which has been used in Caribbean, Indian, South American, and Southeast Asian cuisine for generations but has only recently exploded in Western markets.
And then of course, there were hummus dip recipes.
Hummus dips have been used in North African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisines for thousands of years. In fact, the oldest recipe for a food very similar in nature to modern day hummus can be traced all the back to ancient Egypt, where chickpeas -