First up – don’t forget to enter the giveaways for a copy of Dairy Made Easy and a $40 gift card for Evolution Fresh juices (redeemable at Starbucks and a bunch of other places). I’m excited to give two people a reason to smile because I’ve had a rough couple of days on top of having a rough last week. My computer decided it didn’t want to be a computer on Sunday and took a lot of coaxing to come back around on top of some hectic/stressful time at work. Needless to say, I need some good news and I’ll settle for passing on some good news instead.
This month’s Recipe Redux theme is smokey foods, which is kind of good news because I LOVE smokey flavor. I put liquid smoke in almost everything I make and I love a sprinkle of smoked paprika, plus I burn my food purposefully all the time. It’s been a ridiculously long time since I made homemade hummus (liiiiike 2010 at my parent’s house before leaving on a Spring break trip) and I’ve been on a hummus kick lately, so I figured I was long over due.
The smoked paprika adds the perfect amount of smokiness and a touch of cumin helps round it out. It tastes kind of like if hummus and baba ganoush had a baby (minus the eggplant) with a delicious punch you can’t find in store bought hummus. It’s great on pita chips, obvs, but really made carrot sing. The slight sweetness of carrots + full flavored smokey hummus = a winning combo. I just picked up some celery tonight, too, and I know that’ll be amazing.