Archive for August, 2017

Hummus

Hummus

Serves: 4-6

Time: 5 mins

Kid Friendly Tasks: Measuring Spices

We’ve been doing a lot of round the world cooking again and this time I’ve been making hummus to go as a side dish to everything. This hummus is so good that even my kids will eat it. I like to give it to them as a snack with veggies or pretzels to eat after school. If you want smoother, richer tasting hummus you can up the oil from what I have listed. This will not have that truly smooth consistency. The water from the chickpeas stands in for the oil a bit in making it taste smoother, but doesn’t coat the tongue quite like oil would. It does, however, have far fewer calories. I think it’s almost as good.

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Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

Serves: 4-6

Time: 1 hr

Freezes: Yes

Kid Friendly Tasks: Picking Blueberries

Blueberries and vanilla ice cream pair so well together that I decided to skip a step and add that vanilla note up front. It’s very subtle. Also note the lack of mandatory lemon juice in this pie. My husband can’t stand lemon in his baked good, (unless it’s like a lemon bar or something) and claims that, however little you add, you can always taste it. He’s right actually. The solution to this (since the lemon is supposed to be there to balance out the sweet) is to pick with small children. They have a habit of picking the odd under ripe and therefore tart berry. Make the pie with everything picked and it will come out perfectly.

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