My husband loves to eat. He loves all foods, especially flavorful foods. And spicy. Anything tasty. The man just really loves food!

Ages ago … over a dozen years ago … we purchased a cookbook and healthy lifestyle book written by a health guru who had a radio show at the time that we both listened to. I tried a few of the recipes and most of them came out well. My husband made the hummus and loved it. Years and years went by and we forgot about this cookbook, until a few weeks ago. I suddenly remembered a fish recipe that we liked, and knew it came from this cookbook. That’s when we remembered the hummus. So my husband got out the ingredients and made a batch.

This kind of recipe is perfect for him because there are few ingredients, you put them all in a blender (no cooking or additional pots and pan needed), it is a healthy snack, and he can make it exactly the way he likes it. And the best part, for me, is that the blender and all its parts go right in the dishwasher. Everyone is happy.

*Note: The original recipe came from Dr. Gabe Mirkin’s book, Fat Free, Flavor Full



1 can chick peas, drained

1 onion, chopped

2-3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 cup tomato puree

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 teaspoons cumin

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

black pepper


In a blender, puree the chick peas, onion, garlic, tomato puree and lemon juice. Stir in the spices and pepper. Taste. Adjust as needed (my husband spends about 5 minutes adding and tasting, adding and tasting, until it’s exactly the way he wants it). Garnish with cilantro and additional black pepper.

My husband toasts flour tortillas in a toaster oven. Once toasted, he breaks them into pieces to serve with the hummus.


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