I love hummus. I love how creamy and rich it is. I also love that it is a much healthier "dip" than what you will get in any sour cream or mayonnaise based dip thanks to the chickpeas. Chickpeas are full of protein, iron, and fiber and low in fats and cholesterol. Did I mention delicious?
I've got 3 hummus ideas I'll be testing today and I wanted to give you guys a sneak peek of what I had in mind. . . .
*** SPINACH & ARTICHOKE Hummus
A blend of chickpeas, tahini, pepper flakes, and spinach with artichokes worked into the mixture after blending. I see this one being delicious and with the spinach included, extra nutritious as well!
*** ROASTED CHICKPEA Hummus
A blend of roasted chickpeas, tahini, lemon, and garlic all topped off with fresh parsley, smoked paprika, and EVOO. I think the roasted flavour will add another layer to this hummus that will be so delicious.
*** BASIL & AVOCADO Hummus
A blend of chickpeas, avocado, basil, and tahini topped off with a fresh pop of parsley.
Which hummus sounds best to you guys? I'm excited to test these ideas out today and share with you guys the results! We'll catch up soon!
I've only just begun "smoothie-ing" but I've already figured out a few tips for ensuring you get both a nutritious AND delicious smoothie every time!
Head over to the RECIPES page for today's smoothie recipe. I'll have plenty more where that came from once I start playing around with recipes. There's so many combinations of fruit, seeds, nuts, and liquids that my brain is on overload with all of the ideas!
Recently I shared with you all a disturbing story regarding what I'm going to call bestiality. The man utilized his dog to sexually abuse his stepdaughter. His charges were dropped due to the legal definition of bestiality only encompassing penetration.
I have attached a link to the actual law itself which outlines specifically penetration. It states that the law does not include oral sex or genital touching. I just want that to sink in for a minute. The law says that sexual touching and oral sex with an animal is NOT ILLEGAL! What year is this? I am so completely shocked and appalled that the law actually outlines oral / sexual touching as not included within the term "bestiality". In this day and age, we have come so far with the rights of our minorities including African American rights, Women's rights, and LGBT rights because our communities have rallied to protest and demand better treatment under the law. These laws reflect our changing views as a society. With that being said, our animal rights have been overlooked for over 50 years. That's 50 years that people have exploited and sexually abused animals with little to no punishment.
I am still awaiting a response in regards to my email from the Supreme Court. My email to the PM's office was responded to and they said they carefully reviewed my email and forwarded me to the Attorney General of Canada. All I can say is I hope I can get the right people talking. I hope I can get the right people questioning the legality of bestiality and questioning their morals in this situation. I do not support something I can not 100% stand behind and I'm hoping that with attention, the appropriate parties will also stand up and say, "I don't agree with this".
It's time for change in Canada! What an embarrassment this case was and it really shone a light on how archaic and in need of updating our animal rights laws are. I truly hope I can pioneer change and I hope I can count on each and every one of you for support!
So after my cookbook went live I came to the realization that there were very limited ways of accessing it. I kind of thought it would go completely available as an e-book but this is not the case.
Until I am able to publish it on a more available level I will share with you all the 2 ways of currently downloading it :)
1. Bakespace - Bakespace is a community of users who upload and share recipes. By creating a free username and password, you can access a whole variety of recipes, foodie posts, and cookbooks (like mine). Head to www.bakespace.com and create your account for full access!
$5.99 Happy Veg - 50 + Smile Inducing Vegetarian Recipes
2. It is available through the COOKBOOK CAFE APP on IPAD. By downloading the app you can access a variety of books for downloading. After downloading, search my title and download away!
Happy Veg - 50 + Smile Inducing Vegetarian Recipes
Thank you guys so much for continuing to visit the site and all of your support. Much Love <3
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Dedicated Foodie. Proud Vegetarian. Recipe Creator. Friend to all Animals.