Monday, March 12, 2012

Hummus, Smoothie and Soup

Here are some reviews of a few things I've made recently...

Jalapeno Cheddar Hummus from Eat, Live, Run
This hummus was okay but I was disappointed that I didn't taste the cheddar or jalapeno enough. The original recipe uses 1 jalapeno pepper, and I used 1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapeno so next time I'd use 3/4 to 1 cup and maybe add some of the liquid from the jar. I also used 2 tbsp olive oil and twice as much cheese (pureeing half into the hummus and stirring in the other half grated). I would recommend omitting the cumin because it overpowers the jalapeno and cheddar. (By the way I'm insanely addicted to pickled jalapenos right now.)

Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie from Oh She Glows
I followed the recipe exactly and it was yummy! I'd definitely recommend making it.

African Yam Stew from Vegan Yum Yum
I thought it was a brilliant idea to double the amount of spices - it was not. It was way too strong. So I can't really say how good this soup is or isn't. I liked the mix of vegetables though - onion, sweet potato, kale, carrots, and tomatoes. There are also raisins and peanut butter in there!


Kristin said...

Yum! I will have to check out these recipes. Sad to hear that you couldn't taste the jalapenos or cheddar in the hummus. It sounds like it would be good.
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Rachel said...

great idea - sharing the outcomes of a few things you've made from other blogs. That smoothie may not look like what you say it tastes like but I believe you that it's good!
Pickled jalepenos are heaven!

Joanne said...

That smoothie is SO happening!

Eileen said...

I've had my eye on that gingerbread smoothie as well, although it's kind of out of character for me! I can't remember the last time I had a smoothie. Well, I guess it's about time for one. :)