The best hummus we’ve ever had. We all agreed. On the advice of my mom, I purchased some small Middle Eastern garbanzo beans, called Chana Dal. Pictured left, you can see the beans dry and then cooked. (See How to Cook Dry Beans.) What made the hummus so good? Well, I think it was those… [by Wardee Harmon]
Lately, we’ve taken to using unrefined, virgin coconut oil anytime we need a buttery spread. Jeff said, “This is what butter should taste like!” It’s really good, surprisingly good. Give it a try. [by Wardee Harmon]
This spread is just fabulous. Really hit the spot today. You can see our delicious and simple lunch in the picture (see also Four-Grain Flatbread). The recipe is flexible; a couple of the ingredients are optional. Can’t beat that! I’m sure it could be livened up with cilantro or cayenne pepper. 4 cups cooked black… [by Wardee Harmon]
This recipe is a work in progress… Would love your input on it! Sweet Chocolate Hazelnut (or Almond) Spread makes about 1 cup 1 cup hazelnut butter or almond butter, salted (or add 1/4 teaspoon sea salt to this recipe) 3 tablespoons cocoa powder 3 tablespoons raw agave syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 to… [by Wardee Harmon]
Last week, I tried a corner of a friend’s pumpkin seed butter-n-honey sandwich. It was good! I have never thought to make pumpkin seed butter before. But after tasting it, I was determined to try! I have to say that while making it there was a distinct smell and it reminded me of baby food… [by Wardee Harmon]
My friend Christina came over on Sunday afternoon. She was waiting for her husband to finish helping my husband. (They worked really hard.) She had a box full of very ripe pears. So we made jam. She was remembering some pear jam a friend had given her once and that’s what we tried to recreate…. [by Wardee Harmon]
Make a healthy soaked almond butter in your food processor. The soaking process neutralizes enzyme inhibitors, making this nut butter an excellent source of digestive enzymes!
Finally, yesterday was the day to finish the blackberry jam, thanks to bringing home some lemons on the way home from church. The 12 pounds of berries made about 12 pints of jam, or 4 1/2 batches, following the basic recipe included in the box of Pomona’s Pectin. Our jam is not on the sweet… [by Wardee Harmon]