Simple Snack Food

Herbed White Bean Dip


1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped

1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 small shallot, chopped

19 oz. can white beans, rinsed and drained

2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions: In food processor, combine all ingredients except salt and
pepper until smooth. Transfer to serving bowl, season with
salt and pepper and garnish with basil leaves.

Basic Hummus


1 can chick peas, drained (save the liquid)

2 medium cloves minced garlic

lemon juice

olive oil

roasted red pepper (optional)
Directions: If you don’t have 2 tablespoons of tahini available, olive
oil is a good substitute.
In a blender or food processor combine the drained can of
chick peas, 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice, 3 tablespoons or
1/4 cup olive oil (depends on how rich you’d like the dip)
and the minced garlic. Add the liquid from the chick pea
can as needed to make a smooth dip. You can add red pepper
as desired to make a spicier dip. Cover and refrigerate or
serve immediately. It will thicken if refrigerated.
This is very much a dip that can be doctored according to
your personal taste, but garlic lovers go easy because the
garlic flavor will blossom.


Strawberry Smoothie

2 cups soy milk

14 frozen, strawberries, partially thawed

1 medium banana, cut into chunks

1/3 cup apple juice

Vanilla, if desired

Soy Protein powder, if desired

In blender, blend all for about 1 minute.

Experiment with different fruit.

Makes 2 Smoothies

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