Do you love dill pickles? I do! Do you love hummus? I do! Does the idea of the two together make you want to do a happy dance? No??!! Well, that’s because you haven’t tried dill pickle hummus yet — trust me — once you do, you’ll be hooked!
Hey, err’body! It’s been a while since I posted something edible. Apologies. My life is crazy right now. As I stated in Monday’s post, I’ve been trying to back off on how much time I spend on the computer AND social media. This is also pretty hilarious — for those of you who know me personally — because I am TERRIBLE at social media and do not even have personal Facebook or Twitter accounts. For the month of June, one of my many goals was to do a technology detox and start being more present. Well, I am happy to report, that I have been doing practicing the art of being present, but kind of missed blogging, so I had to get over myself and get back at it.
I also had my final exam for my Nutritional Therapist certification this week — so I was busy plugging away at studying — as well as also getting SO entirely enthralled in my studies. (I will do a full review on the Health Sciences Academy after I complete my certification!) I should note that chickpeas — the basis for the greatness in my hummus — are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals essential for good eye, immunity, blood, and heart health!
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B Complex
- Vitamin C
It’s been excellent learning so much about the connection between wellness and the foods we eat. As a nutritional therapist, I will be able to help educate people about the connection between their current diet and health conditions they may be suffering with. I’ve already helped Luke almost completely clear up his eczema — which has been plaguing him for years — in a matter of days. Just by assessing which essential nutrients he was deficient in and choosing foods which have reintroduced them into his daily diet!
It’s so wonderful to continue to learn what we’re passionate about and to keep the information coming in. I always despised school (even most of college), but now that I am so interested and excited about things, I feel like if I won the lottery, the first thing I’d do is go back to school full-time! Life is crazy, right?
Seriously, if you love dill pickles and hummus, then this is the snack for you!
- 18 oz cooked chickpeas OR 2 cans unsalted and drained
- ⅓ cup water
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- 2 tbsp your favorite healthy oil (I used hemp)
- 1½ tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp dried dill
- 1½ tsp garlic powder
- 1¼ to 1½ tsp salt
- Combine all the ingredients in your food processor or high powered blender. Believe it or not, I made my hummus with a hand mixer in under 60 seconds! You can refrigerate up to 4 days for freshness!
What’s your favorite hummus flavor? Do you also love dill pickles (or any pickle)?