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Hummus

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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Hummus
Makes 2 cups

This creamy garbanzo spread can be used as a sandwich filling or served as a dip with fresh vegetables or wedges of pita bread.

2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans
3 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed butter)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika


Place garlic and parsley in a food processor and chop finely.

Drain beans, reserving liquid. Add beans to the food processor along with tahini, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and paprika. Process until very smooth, about 2 minutes. The mixture should be moist and spreadable. If it is too dry, add some of the reserved bean liquid to achieve desired consistency.


Per 1/4 cup serving


■Calories: 95
■Fat: 4 g
■Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
■Calories from Fat: 37.8%
■Cholesterol: 0 mg
■Protein: 4.3 g
■Carbohydrates: 11.7 g
■Sugar: 0.4 g
■Fiber: 2.8 g
■Sodium: 132 mg
■Calcium: 45 mg
■Iron: 1.7 mg
■Vitamin C: 2.3 mg
■Beta Carotene: 52 mcg
■Vitamin E: 0.2 mg
Source: Healthy Eating for Life to Prevent and Treat Diabetes by Patricia Bertron, R.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.


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Copyright 2011, NutritionMD.org
http://www.nutritionmd.org

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SBILLIAN 1/18/2011 8:24AM

    Yum! I make this with sprouted garbanzo beans too.

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Fat-Free Creamy Chipotle Salad Dressing

Monday, January 03, 2011

This is from Fat Free Vegan Recipes: fatfreevegan.com

Submitted by: mipmup.
From: http://www.mipmup.com/rdm/2006/08/taco_sal
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1 Package Silken-style Firm Tofu (in aseptic packaging, such as Mori-Nu)
3 individual chipotles in adobo (beware: these are very spicy! use fewer if less heat is desired.)
Juice of one fresh lime
2 small garlic cloves
1 tsp. salt
Freshly-ground black pepper

Add all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Process until very smooth, scraping down the sides frequently. Serve at room temperature.

Makes 1 cup, enough for four salads.

  
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POSITIVELYJOY 1/8/2011 4:54PM

    I haven't put it through the sparkrecipe calculator yet.

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3016DEBRA 1/3/2011 1:05PM

  So how many calories are in each serving? It sounds good... emoticon

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Fat-Free Creamy Chipotle Salad Dressing

Monday, January 03, 2011

This is from Fat Free Vegan Recipes: fatfreevegan.com

Submitted by: mipmup.
From: http://www.mipmup.com/rdm/2006/08/taco_sal
ad_with.html

1 Package Silken-style Firm Tofu (in aseptic packaging, such as Mori-Nu)
3 individual chipotles in adobo (beware: these are very spicy! use fewer if less heat is desired.)
Juice of one fresh lime
2 small garlic cloves
1 tsp. salt
Freshly-ground black pepper

Add all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Process until very smooth, scraping down the sides frequently. Serve at room temperature.

Makes 1 cup, enough for four salads.

  


SparkPeople Wellnes Feature: Mind over Body exerpt

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mind Over Body
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Full article: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
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RUSSELLORAMA 1/2/2011 2:15AM

    This is one of my favorite spark articles. I wrote my 2011 vision statement this week!

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Recipe to try: Vegan Burgers

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Vegan Lentil Burgers

Ingredients

1 cup uncooked lentils
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1-1/2 cups carrots, finely grated
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1-1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal
1 tsp season salt
1 small onion, finely grated

Nutritional Info

Fat: 1.5g
Carbohydrates: 24.2g
Calories:127.6
Protein: 5.2g

Directions:

Cook lentils and rice in 4 cups water for 45 minutes, simmering over low heat in a covered pan. Allow to cool.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Shape into patties and cook on griddle or pan (may spray with non-stick spray) over medium heat, until nicely browned (about 6 minutes per side).


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DENIBREITENBACH.

  


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