Hummus is Hummus, Right?
Wrong! Today I made the creamy hummus from Vive le Vegan. It was delicious! This hummus has just a little bit of toasted sesame oil in it. This has a huge impact on the flavour. I used the hummus to make Vicki's Hummus-Quinoa Casserole, also from Vive le Vegan. The casserole was so delicious, I was actually surprised. I have looked at this recipe several times but didn't think to make it. I guess now that I am over my fennel bulb fear I am trying the recipes with fennel in it. The flavour of this casserole was absolutely delicious. The hummus, quinoa and roasted vegetables make a perfect nutritionally balanced meal. "Quinoa is a high-energy grain that, because it is easy to digest is an ideal endurance and fitness food. The United Nations World Health Organization reports that quinoa is at least equal to milk in protein quality. Quinoa has the highest protein of any grain (16 percent) and, unlike other grains, is a complete protein with an essential amino acid profile similar to milk. It contains more calcium than milk!" (Wood 1999, 279).
I served the casserole with a green salad. The salad is garnished with yellow pepper, avacado, tomato, and cucumber. Raw foods helps to digest your food. Avacados are a good source of monosaturated fat, protein, potassium and vitamin E.