I Must Love Me Too

If you have neglected yourself,
make a sincere apology to thee.
Gather the "love-me-not-petals" of your life
and start counting "I-must-love-me-too".
In no time at all you have
a beautiful flower blossom within you. ~ Dodinsky Writings

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Gluten-Free Lean Hummus Spread

Gluten-Free Lean Hummus Spread


This recipe can be made dairy free with good results.

1 (16-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed (reserve liquid)
1 tablespoon gluten-free tahini, peanut butter (if tolerated), low-fat plain yogurt or dairy-free
plain yogurt
1 or 2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 fresh lemon, juice only
½ cup nonfat plain yogurt, Greek-style plain yogurt or dairy-free plain yogurt
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin

1. In a food processor or blender jar, combine garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice and yogurt. Blend well.

2. Add salt and cumin and blend again.

3. For thinner hummus, add a little liquid from the chickpeas, a teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Hummus can also be thinned with warm water or olive oil.

Each serving contains 5 calories, 8g carbohydrate, 2g protein, 1g fat, 1g dietary fiber.

Recipes and nutritional data reprinted with permission from 200 SuperFoods That Will Save Your Life (McGraw-Hill), by Deborah A. Klein.