When it comes to hummus I’m not a star vegan child. I honestly don’t like plain ol’ hummus and my mom doesn’t either, so maybe she gave me the trait. I once stumbled upon this group of wild vegans (I’m looking at you, Reddit) and apparently they eat hummus daily, for a pleasurable snack. I felt like I was an outcast for not liking it. For a snack I go for some pecans, peanuts or a chunk of dark chocolate, granola, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, flax muffins, natural fig bars you know, toothy foods. So I got butt-hurt and decided I needed to at least try and be a better vegan example. I actually decided upon a hummus I like. Its got a typical hummus base, hit with a spike of smoky peppers. I enjoy it with carrot sticks, bell pepper slices and cauliflower.
Today is the day that I go through the refrigerator and see what I can come up with before anything spoils. I make meal plans every week and sometimes I end up not using all of the ingredients when it comes down to it, and sometimes these can add up to the tastiest meals of the week. I made one today that was so satisfying I wanted to share the wealth. I know salads are expected from a vegan kitchen, but I believe this one is a star.
Before the idea of becoming vegan came true, I never ate eggplant. I thought it was too complicated and bitter. Well, I cooked it once and fell in love. You can do a whole menu of tasty eggplant dishes, and most of them are super easy. That said, I made this simple recipe two nights ago when I made some coconut curry, and it paired so well I’ll probably make it again next week.