There are certain foods that you simply cannot get enough of, no matter how much or how often you eat them. Chocolate, avocado, and sweet potatoes are my big three. Chocolate is the pretty obvious one because, apparently, every female is essentially addicted to the stuff. I remember one night in particular, having bought a few new bars of chocolate to sample, going just a bit overboard, to the point that I felt nauseous. There’s no way I’ll be eating any chocolate for a week,” I naively told myself. Of course, I was back for more samples the following day. Bad memory? Maybe. Or maybe I just really like chocolate….
I think we are all quite aware by now that I am the president of the hummus fan club. And I’m not afraid to throw an entire head of garlic (roasted, of course) into the aforementioned delectable dip. You may not know, however, that I am a cauliflower fiend. I horde the stuff like it’s going extinct, and it’s not out of the ordinary for me to eat an entire head in one sitting.
So why, I asked myself, have I not combined my love for these three versatile ingredients? And yes, hummus is an ingredient (hummus based salad dressing, anyone?). Well today is the magical day that it happens. And let me tell you, I could not stop eating this. I’m almost positive that a third of it went into my mouth before I even got around to scraping it out of the food processor….
As you well know, we’re big fans of beans in this household. Whether roasted into crunchy snacks, mashed into burgers, baked into brownies, or blended into dips and spreads, beans are one of the most versatile kitchen staples I can think of. As such, they make a rather large appearance in my diet.
I am a condiment fanatic, and as such, I am always in search of something new to put on my condiment plate (yes, I have a dinner plate, and a condiment plate - it’s important). Hummus makes an appearance on quite a frequent basis, recently with a hefty dose of roasted garlic and carrots. I wanted something a bit creamier this time, though, and great northern beans were the perfect fit….