Dalla Cucina di Laura~
Was there ever a Goddess of Love & Food? I bet her name was Laura Maria!
"Hummus" comes from the Arabic word meaning "chick peas", however many chefs have made their own variations over time. Garbanzo beans, Lentil beans, Cannellini Beans, Black beans, even Lima beans have given this traditional dip a significant twist.
(Though you will never catch me eating a Lima bean.)
Beans for some can be incredibly healthy and satisfying. But for those with sensitive tummies, they are a digestive nightmare. Even soaking and sprouting don't help much for certain metabolic types. Thank God we have chefs with creativity, and a plethora of nature's best to play with!!
The foundation for today's dish is yummy artichoke hearts!
So blend up a tasty snack and imagine yourself on the beaches of Santorini!
I'll meet you there for sunset :)
Serve with your favorite julienned veggies, or healthy flax crackers (like the Lemon-Chia flavor from Foods Alive shown here) www.foodsalive.com/Crackers-Snackers-Onion-Rings-s/98.htm
Great on top a veggie burger or..
Especially fantastic with grilled lamb chops.
The unique flavor combinations are limited only to your imagination!
Think of avocado/lime hummus or carrot/beet!
How about truffle/mushroom hummus or pine nut/basil?
Pumpkin Pie. Turmeric/ginger.
Habanero/apricot or blueberry/mint!
For a serious sweet tooth- think candied apple/pecan or caramel/raw cacao!
Tickle your taste buds and enjoy the show.
Buon Appetito Tutti~