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Hummus is my go-to condiment. I top everything with it, eggs, omelets, veggies, salads – it’s basically treated like sour cream in our house. It’s flavorful, creamy and nutritious.

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The fun part of whipping it up in your kitchen is the freedom to create your own flavor (and it’s preservative free!). Cumin and fresh garlic were my add-ins, but avocado, black beans, cayenne, basil, sun dried tomatoes, jalapenos and kalamata olives are wonderful additions. Your options are endless really.

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Saturday night I served my hummus surrounded by beautiful grilled, roasted and fresh veggies. A stunning and easy appetizer or side dish. Pictured are roasted sweet potatoes spears and broccolini (baby broccoli). Grilled zucchini, green onions and green peppers. And fresh cucumbers, carrots, cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives.

Delicious with grilled chicken and brown rice to round out the meal.

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GARLIC HUMMUS

gluten & dairy free

serves 12

• 15 oz can GARBANZO BEANS, rinsed & drained

• JUICE FROM 1 LEMON

• 2 cloves GARLIC, grated

• 1/2 tsp CUMIN, GROUND

• 1/4 cup OLIVE OIL, EXTRA VIRGIN, unrefined

• SEA SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE

Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, adding additional olive oil if needed for desired consistency. Serve room temperature or chilled with a drizzle of olive oil, flake sea salt and cracked pepper. Serving size: about 2 – 3 Tbsp.

Great with grilled or fresh veggies of your choice!

NUTRITION INFO PER SERVING: Calories 80, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 0mg, Total Carbohydrate 7g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 0g, Protein 2g

PRINT RECIPE – PDF

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK

Lately, I’ve been loving pyramid style workouts. Below is one for your abs and it’s nothing short of good. Working out doesn’t have to be complicated. Body weight workouts are fabulous because no equipment or gym is needed. They travel well and are a do anywhere, anytime heart trainer. Grab a friend or spouse and try it out (you can enjoy some hummus and veggies as a reward after)!

AB Pyramid

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