Saturday, August 28, 2010

Give Me the Almond Butter

Dorm Room Delicacies: Snacks

August 28, 2010
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Carrots and Hummus

Tools: fridge

Ingredients: carrots (or other vegetable of choice, I like celery and sugar snap peas), hummus (I like Sabra roasted red pepper hummus)

If you don’t like eating raw vegetables, adding hummus is a really great way to eat more.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


August 26, 2010
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My husband is not a big fan of hummus. He's a hummus snob actually, and will only eat mine (his favorite being sun-dried tomato hummus), but I convinced him that this hummus was like no other he had ever tasted. His response? "You're right. This hummus taste like no other hummus I've ever tasted. I really like it." BINGO! Another way to incorporate more legumes and beans into his diet- and no cooking required. Sabra's hummus is much richer than traditional hummus it is incredibly delicious with crackers, a spread in wraps and pita breads, corn tortillas and with or without veggies. It can be enjoyed as part of dinner or as a snack. My daughter likes the creamy texture, but no the tangy lemon and garlic flavor as much so it may not be a favorite with small children.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lime Life

Hummus Mashed Potatoes
August 23, 2010
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A unique and delicious take on mashed potatoes!

Mashed potatoes are the old standby food. Pretty much everyone likes them and many people absolutely love them. You might even love them so much that you don't think it's possible for them to get any better. But you're wrong. I recently came across a recipe that adds Sabra Hummus to classic mashed potatoes and I'm in love. Mashed potatoes just got even more exciting for me!

You may have tried adding cheese to mashed potatoes before. A little gorgonzola goes a long way in adding some flavor to typical mashed potatoes. But have you ever thought of adding hummus? Probably not. But why not? This recipe is inspired by Sabra, is easy to make and will please any crowd. Not only will hummus mashed potatoes add some extra protein to your side dish, but they'll add a whole lot of flavor.

In fact, these Sabra mashed potatoes could be taken from side dish to main dish. Serve with a side of veggies, and Sabra Hummus mashed potatoes make a completely delicious meal.

What you need:
* 6 Yellow Potatoes (about 5 cups, peeled and cubed)
* 1 1/3 C Sabra Hummus
* 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 1 lemon (cut in 6 wedges)
* 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley (finely chopped)

What to do:
1) Peel the potatoes and place in a bowl of water to cover as you peel them. This will prevent discoloration. Cut potatoes into 1 ½ inch cubes and place in a medium-sized pot with enough water to cover and a ¼ t of salt.

2) Bring pot to a boil and simmer over medium heat for about 30 minutes, or until a fork goes gently through the potatoes.

3) Drain potatoes and put back into pot over medium heat, until moisture leaves the potatoes and they appear dry (about 3 mins.). Remove from heat.

4) Start mashing the potatoes with a potato masher. Add 1 1/3 C Sabra hummus, 2 T olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

5) Top with fresh parsley and serve with a lemon wedge to squeeze over top.

Serve to a hungry crowd or sit down with a big bowl of Sabra Hummus mashed potatoes all for yourself. You'll never want plain mashed potatoes again!

Recipe by Colombe Jacobsen.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Champagne and Cupcakes

Cheap and Chic
August 18, 2010
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In order to make our trip to Vegas budget-friendly, Lorin and I hit up the grocery store our first morning in Vegas. For $10 each, we had breakfast and lunch for the week! Not bad. Here's what we ate:

Spinach Wrap
Sliced Roasted Turkey
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (Sabra is best)
Shredded Carrots
Red Bell Pepper
-Spread Hummus in wrap, layer the rest of the ingredients, wrap up, and ENJOY! Filling and delicious while still letting you feel sexy in your bikini!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lime Life

Grilled Summer Vegetables Hummus Pita Pizza
August 15, 2010
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This hummus pizza won't weigh you down!

We all love pizza, but sometimes pizza during summertime can just feel too heavy. All that cheese and heavy sauce can weigh you down and make you feel like wearing a big t-shirt instead of a bathing suit. But if you're craving pizza, why not try a Grilled Summer Vegetables Hummus Pita Pizza with Sabra Hummus? It's delicious!

This recipe takes the basic idea of pizza, but adds tons of grilled veggies and uses Sabra Hummus instead of cheese and sauce. What does that mean? It means that you get a ton of nutritious veggies and protein. Serve this pizza at your next summer BBQ and your guests will not be disappointed. The Sabra Hummus adds a deliciously satisfying touch to a light, nutritious pizza!

What you need:
* 1 ½ cups summer squash (about 2 medium-sized) yellow and/or green
* 2 vine ripe tomatoes
* 1 red onion
* 3 (6 inch) round pitas
* ¼ cup olive oil
* 1 cup Sabra Classic Hummus
* 2 teaspoons salt
* Black pepper and salt to taste

What to do:

1) Slice summer squash in quarter-inch rounds. Place in bowl and add 2 T olive oil and ¼ t salt.

2) Peel and cut red onion in half. Then slice each half with grain in 1/3 inch wedges. Place in bowl with 1 T olive oil and sprinkle with salt and mix.

3) Cut tomatoes in half and slice in 4-6 half moon wedges each. Place in bowl with 1 T olive oil and ¼ t salt and combine

4) Grill summer squash for about 4 minutes on each side. Grill onions about 5 minutes, rotating once. Grill tomatoes about 5 minutes, rotating once.

5) Warm pita on the grill about 3 minutes on each side. Once warm, remove the pita from the heat and slather with 1/3 C Sabra Hummus

6) Top with all the veggies. Cut into 8 pieces.

Serve at your next summer party or have a nice light summer meal on your own! Now you never have to feel guilty about indulging in pizza again. In fact, the more you eat the more veggies you're getting!

Recipe by Colombe Jacobsen.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lisa, the Health Nut!

Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
August 9, 2010
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One of my new favorite things is hummus. I have not really tried it until this year, and I am so happy I finally did after seeing and hearing great things about it.

So, Sabra sent me a coupon to try a free hummus, and I picked the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. I wasn’t sure really why I had picked that flavor to be honest- I’m not even really a big fan of red peppers! But, it looked interesting and I figured Why Not?

And, after trying it, I am saying to myself Why Not Why Have I Never Tried This Before!?!?

Honestly, this was absolutely DELICIOUS. It is a pale yellow in color, with a center of pieces of red peppers. Super creamy, with a great flavor, I’m almost at a loss how to describe the taste other than delicious. It had a great salty flavor, with bits of garlicy flavor too. What I also liked was that the hummus itself did not have a really powerful red pepper flavor, and I could enhance the red pepper flavor to my preferences simply by mixing some of the middle in with the hummus. Perfection!

Overall, this gets 5 stars. I can CERTAINLY see myself eating this again. I find it very versatile and tasty, and I can’t wait to try other flavors that Sabra has to offer!