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Sample recipe:
Hummus, Veggie, and Radish Sprout Sandwich

hummus veggie radish sprout sandwich

My husband was hesitant because he thought it looked “healthy.” The smile on his face after the first bite told me he also thought it was yummy!  For more recipes like this one sign up for my recipe of the month.

I make my own hummus. It is so much better than store bought.

Ingredients needed:

  • 2 boxes (or 2 cans) chickpeas (garbanzo beans) Whole foods has organic beans available in boxes as well as cans. I like the boxed beans because I don’t have to worry about BPA leaching from the cans. Drain one box and use the other one with the liquid.
  • ¼ Cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ Cup tahini
  • 1 t. sea salt (I like himalayan sea salt)
  • ½ t cumin
  • 1 clove garlic minced

Directions:

Put all the ingredients into the blender or food processer and puree!

At this point you can flavor your hummus with anything your family especially likes – jalapeno peppers, cilantro, red and black pepper, tabasco sauce. The options are limitless and up to you(add a little at a time and do a taste test). For this recipe I kept it fairly basic and added a sprinkle of paprika at the end.

Pick a bread that you like – I used jalapeno cheese bread which I also got at Whole Foods.

Spread the hummus on the bread and top it with your favorite raw veggies. It was summer when I made this sandwich so I used red and yellow peppers, radishes, and green onions that I got at the farmers’ market. I topped it with fresh basil from my garden and radish sprouts from one of my health partners www.skolexstore.com

You could use any sprout you like or have available. I happen to like the extra “little bite” of the radish sprouts. That’s it! Quick, easy, and healthy –and oh so good!

We invested in a Vitamix a few years ago. It speeds up and simplifies food preparation time. For me, this amazingly versatile, powerful, and easy to use and clean kitchen instrument is a must have! I’ve used mine for such things as smoothies, butter, and even soup. My suggestion-check out the Vitamix . You will wonder how you ever functioned in the kitchen without it! And, you will have more space in your cabinets because you won’t need so many different machines! (Sorry, didn’t mean to sound like a commercial, but I really could go on and on about the benefits of a Vitamix!)

 

Sample Tuesday Tip:

Eating organic is absolutely the best way to go. But maybe you are just beginning and price is a concern. There are certain things that should always be eaten organic and there are some conventionally grown produce that you could eat. The reason for eating organic is not because of more nutrients. Unless your fruits and veggies are grown by someone local who is very concerned about putting nutrients back into the soil they will not necessarily have more nutrients. The BIG reason for eating organic is because of the pesticides and poisons used in the growing process. Some produce will retain more than others. To find out what those are go here: http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/