Raw Nut-Free Cacao Hamentaschen

The Jewish holiday of Purim is in a few days.  This festive holiday, commonly celebrated with wild costume parties and drunken escapades, commemorates the time when the Jewish people living in Persia were saved from extermination.  The villain of the Purim, a man named Haman, is remembered by the traditional food of the holiday – the Hamentaschen. Continue reading

Spicy Curried Hummus

I’m beginning to push the boundaries of my hummus obsession.  No longer are plain and garlic-flavored hummus favored in my house.  Even my daughter is demanding bold combinations.  It’s time to mix things up and get a bit crazy in the kitchen! Continue reading

Soom Chocolate Tahini Brownies

IF STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND WITH ONLY TWO FOODS…WHAT WOULD THOSE BE???
You know me well enough by now.  Don’t you?
Chocolate and Tahini.  Dark chocolate, to be exact.  And silky-smooth tahini.
What is it about these two foods?  I crave them, they make me feel good.  And why wouldn’t they?  Both dark chocolate and tahini are superfoods, they contain vitamins and minerals that make my body feel its best, day after day. Continue reading

The BEST Homemade Hummus

Do you have a favorite snack?  Is there one food that you turn to, day after day, regardless of your mood or the time of the year?  For me, that favorite snack is hummus.  I could eat hummus everyday of the year (and I almost do!) without growing bored or tired.  I like to eat hummus with carrot sticks, cucumber slices, or spread onto my favorite Mary’s Gone Crackers. Continue reading