Hummus: Pride Of Mediterranean Cuisine

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As later scientific analyses of its components revealed, the creamy and spreadable hummus we enjoy for its bursts of savory flavors, is also packed with fiber, folate, immune-boosting Vitamin C, energy-balancing potassium, blood-enriching iron and enough B- Vitamins to defuse stress and dial up brain power. Turbo-charged with the mighty sesame seed, the tahini sauce adds a rich and piquant flavor to the mix, as well as an abundance of the amino acid methionine to complement the chickpea’s proteins—which combine with bulgur wheat and other whole grain pita or crackers to complete a mighty whole-protein source.

Home-Made Humus Recipé

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Ingredients (Preferably all organic) (Includes basic proportions—and suggested seasoning can be adjusted to taste) 1 can cooked chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans) 4-6 cloves of raw garlic 1/3 cup (sesame seed) Tahini (in glass jar) Juice … Read More

Zesty Veggie-&-Yogurt Party Dip

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Ingredients: (NOTE :Super-economical Triple Recipe—yields one abundant “Party Dip” & two vegan multi-portion side dishes to be served with pasta or other entrées.) 1 acorn squash 1 bunch “Dino”-Kale 1 bunch watercress 2 baby bok-choy … Read More

Sweet and Savory Toasted Nuts Combo

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1 cup assorted shelled nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, etc.) ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon cinnamon a shake or two cayenne pepper (to taste) ¼ teaspoon powdered cumin a dash nutmeg ¼ cup brown sugar … Read More

Southwest Seafood Cocktail

Serves 2 (Where possible, use organics) 10 ounces of assorted seafood – lobster, lump crab, scallops, cooked and chopped 4 jumbo shrimp, cooked 1 cup of vegetable cocktail juice 1/3 cup of tomato juice 1 … Read More

Tomato Cup

Returning from a business trip and finding her usually well-stocked refrigerator depleted, Smart Living Mama improvised this appetizer—filling and rich enough in vitamins, protein and enticing flavors to make a quick meal.Having inherited a flair … Read More

Intoxicating Seafood Martini

Launch your dinner party on a high note with this slightly liquored-up seafood cocktail. Dazzle your guests with tasty morsels of shellfish swimming in a spicy sauce enhanced with avocado and tomatoes. We suggest a … Read More

Italian Dip Ambrosia

Every year, no matter what other travel plans Brooklyn-born Gina has, she feels compelled to stop first in Bologna, Italy, and visit her Uncle Dino’s restaurant. “Must be some kind of genetic homing instinct that’s … Read More