AmyLeo’s Heaven Hummus

HummusHummus, or Chummus, comes in so many varieties that it can boggle the mind, and some dull the taste buds. I have been tweaking this recipe for a few years and have settled into this rich and creamy version. It is heavy on the tahini which increases the protein and calcium content. If you want to eat it as it is eaten in the Middle East, you can spread it on a flat serving dish and drizzle olive oil over it and garnish with ground paprika. Eat it with warm pita and Kalamata olives.

Maple Sweetened Tahini Quinoa Cookies – GF & OF

Tahini CookiesIf you can call a cookie “nutritious”, this would be the one. Perfectly maple-sweetened and properly quinoa-crunched this thingamabob of a cookie is this side of shortbread. With tahini, oat flour, rice flour, and not much more, this cookie will please your sweet and crunchy palate.

Spinach Goma – ae

Pressed spinach with a tantalizing sesame sauce – Yumm!! Every time I ate this Traditional Japanese dish at a restaurant I felt like I was eating a mysterious delicacy. So I invited my friend Bev to sit down with me to recreate it. We added another dimension – peanut butter. And then we added more of the great sauce then is traditionally served. This is a great way to eat a lot of spinach – that wonder food.