Monday, July 20, 2009
Hummus Varieties!
I mentioned in my previous post that I have been staying away from soy for a little while. Even though I don't eat a lot of tofu, I started to add up everything and I realized how much soy is in everything! I have nothing against soy (trust me, I love the stuff). I have been dealing with a rash that goes from mild to extremely uncomfortable for about a year now. I know that sounds gross, this is supposed to be about food! Trust me, it is not gross (I just thought I would let you know)...just irritating! I also started experiencing some changes with my stomach. Anybody that has ever gone through dealing with food allergies or intolerances knows that the first step is to eliminate. (I won't even go into how I feel about doctors now, but I know the routine, so I just started dealing with it on my own at this point) I watched what I was eating and how it effected me. When I discovered the strongest reaction after eating soy, I decided to step back and go on a soy free diet. When you make most things from scratch and the produce of the season is so good, this is not really a problem. I have been eating a lot of salads with a variety of homemade hummuses (I don't know if that is even the right word). You have to have protein, so I have gone the chickpea route!
I am pretty much throwing whatever I have on hand in my basic hummus recipe. I have to say that I am really enjoying playing around with it! This one is a roasted carrot and garlic hummus.
This one is one of my favorites...roasted red pepper!
This one is regular ol' plain jane...I can't deny that it is one of my favorites too!

I think there are millions of different flavors, types and techniques for hummus. From what I understand, chickpeas made into a spread is the basic idea of hummus. I love a lot of garlic and I don't use tahini or oil so the garlic really shines through.

I have to say that I am feeling so much better. It is kind of bitter sweet at this point. I don't want to not be able to have soy, but I guess you do what you have to do. I am going to start to reintroduce soy into my diet on Thursday and only in small amounts. We will see what happens!

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 9:33 AM  
  • At July 20, 2009 at 5:05 PM, Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said…

    So glad that you're feeling better!! I'm allergic to soy, so I have to be EXTRA careful about reading ingredients labels and such - soy IS is everything these days.

  • At July 21, 2009 at 11:52 AM, Blogger laura said…

    Oooo, these hummus pics look awesome! Can we get a recipe for the carrot one? :) Chris adores cooked carrots, so that might fly at our house! Good luck with reintroducing soy and glad to hear you're feeling better! We'll miss seeing you guys in SD this week!

  • At July 27, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Anonymous peeree3 said…

    I have been dying to try the Roasted red pepper recipe! I'll give it a try this week and let you know how I do.
    P.S. I think we need some pics so we can rate that rash!

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