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Best Ever Hummus

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Years ago, I was at this greek restaurant that had the most amazing hummus ever.  I kept haggling the owner for the recipe and he said jokingly that he’d have to kill me if he told me. However, I did manage to squeeze one secret from him which was to add a little water to the mix. That’s all I needed!  This hummus is light, fluffy, flavorful and perfect for dipping.  It is my go-to and most requested dish to bring to potlucks, BBQs and picnics.

 

Best Ever Hummus
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I love serving this with a variety of veggies like bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and whatever else is in season. Also great with tortilla chips and/or warm flatbread.
Best Ever Hummus
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I love serving this with a variety of veggies like bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and whatever else is in season. Also great with tortilla chips and/or warm flatbread.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place all your ingredients in a blender or food processor. I prefer a blender because it whips more air into the hummus which makes it lighter.
  2. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  3. Pour in serving bowl and sprinkle with smoked paprika and drizzle with more extra virgin olive oil. Get fancy and sprinkle pine nuts on them!
  4. When I serve this at home, I use half and store the other half in a recycled wide mouthed glass jar. It makes it easy to transport or give away as a gift.
Recipe Notes

* I also like to use Himalayan sea salt because of the high mineral content.  Himalayan salt has over 26 minerals that feed the body.  However, if you do use it, add 1/2 tsp more as it tends to not be as salty as standard sea salts.

 To tahini or not to tahini?  It's a personal preference.  I do it either way, but tahini is not always available when I'm making this and it is really delicious with or without it.

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Easy GF-Vegan Double Chocolate Brownie

My kids go to an amazing progressive school and one teacher is gluten-free and the other is gluten-free vegan.  Having so many dietary restrictions makes it hard to treat yourself to dessert.  So, I wanted to make them brownies that are just as good as the real thing and just as  rich, chocolatey and decadent. What I came up with so happen to be somewhat healthy too!  One bite and you can barely tell the difference from my brownie and the standard brownie in taste but you will feel much better eating this one!  It was a hit with the teachers, my kids and even, my hard to please (I like the real stuff) husband!

 

Ping's Easy GF-Vegan Double Chocolate Brownies
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This brownie recipe taste so decadent that you will forget that it's almost healthy!  Super easy if you have a good blender because you just throw everything in the blender. This recipe can be easily doubled and placed in a 9x12 casserole dish without changing the baking time. Feel free to add nuts if you like too. 
Ping's Easy GF-Vegan Double Chocolate Brownies
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This brownie recipe taste so decadent that you will forget that it's almost healthy!  Super easy if you have a good blender because you just throw everything in the blender. This recipe can be easily doubled and placed in a 9x12 casserole dish without changing the baking time. Feel free to add nuts if you like too. 
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor or I used my Blendtech (like vitamix) where I blended until smooth - which i had to mix with a wooden spoon and blend a couple of times.
  3. After blended I mixed in the chocolate chips except for a handful.
  4. Grease a 8 x 8 glass pan with coconut oil and then pour and spread the mix evenly in the pan.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining chips on top and then bake for 25 - 30 minutes. I baked mine for 25 and let it sit for 10 minutes since we like it a bit gooey.
Recipe Notes

*    Non vegans can substitute flaxseed for 1 egg.  The results make a richer brownie and adds more protein.

 

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