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….
Granola is one of those foods that you generally can’t walk by without taking a handful or pouring yourself a bowl of, and this granola is no exception. I don’t think I’ve ever found granola to be a refreshing food, though. Usually it’s hard to achieve refreshment with sweet, nutty, chocolaty snacks. This granola, however, proves otherwise. I had an abundance of oranges on the counter, some of which were threatening to go bad within a few days, and as much as I love oranges, I didn’t think I’d be able to eat them all before they were no longer edible. So obviously, I had to make granola. In particular, I had to make cranberry orange granola spiked with freshly grated orange zest, freshly squeezed orange juice, and dried cranberries with just the right amount of tartness to balance out the sometimes overly sugary snack….
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….